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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 13, 2017   

Church Militant tracked false Catholic front groups six years before WikiLeaks

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Six years before news sources reported on false Catholic front groups being used by the Democratic Party to undermine the Church and gain Catholic votes, Church Militant was already exposing these same groups in our Premium show FBI—Faith-Based Investigation.

One can't underestimate the influence of the continual WikiLeaks email dumps, which showed top Democrats like John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman, using fake Catholic front groups to foment revolution in the Church. "We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) to organize for a moment like this," Podesta admitted in one of those leaked emails. "Like most spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up."

Two sham Catholic front groups Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) and Catholics United (CU). These were the very groups that Church Militant had been tracking and exposing six years prior to Wikileaks. 

Church Militant used extensive research to uncover and expose these groups and their ties to atheist billionaire George Soros and Obama in FBI — Obama's Counterfeit Catholics. It wasn't until 2016 that these front groups gained national attention during Hillary Clinton's campaign, revealing the contempt by which Podesta and other fake Catholics working in the campaign viewed the Church. The exposure — helped not a little by Church Militant's coverage — went on to influence the Catholic vote, with Trump winning the Catholic vote by a wider margin than any Republican candidate of the previous five elections, and Clinton losing the Catholic vote by a wider margin than any Democratic candidate of the past five elections.

Watch the panel discuss Church Militant's investigative reporting in The Download — Authentic Journalism.
 

 

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Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.

Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. is a staff writer for ChurchMilitant.com.

Follow Bradley on Twitter: @BradleyLEli