At the heart of every revolution, whether inside or outside the Church, is rebellion — rebellion against the Divine Law, rebellion against civil law. We see the lines being drawn more sharply now, with the ramped-up protests and violent riots throughout the nation by leftist groups opposing the Trump administration and political conservatives, breaking civil law by destroying property and assaulting opponents.
We're also seeing enemies of Truth within the Church emerging with greater boldness, operating more freely and out in the open. Their latest manifestation is last weekend's World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM), an ostensibly Catholic event whose advisory committee is populated with members pushing a liberal, social justice agenda.
Sponsored in part by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) — the U.S. bishops' domestic charitable arm — WMPM's purpose is "to create an 'encounter' between Church leadership and grassroots organizations working to address the 'economy of exclusion and inequality' by working for structural changes that promote social, economic and racial justice."
Among members of its advisory committee sits John Carr, a controversial figure described by the Washington Post as "the most important policy adviser to the country's Catholic bishops, their Karl Rove on everything from health care to clergy sex abuse," for 25 years.
Carr sat on the executive committee of an organization openly promoting contraception, abortion and same-sex "marriage." He spent 10 years on the board of the Center for Community Change, a group that advocated in favor of greater "reproductive rights" (meaning contraception and abortion) as well as lobbied for same-sex marriage. During Carr's tenure, the Center received $150,000 from the U.S. bishops' conference.
In 2007, Carr was named executive director of the U.S. bishops' Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, which oversees the CCHD. He was directly involved in determining which groups received Catholic money from the CCHD — and exposé after exposé has shown the CCHD consistently gives hundreds of thousands to groups pushing the LGBT agenda, contraception or abortion — against Church teaching.
Watch the panel discuss Catholic subversives in The Download—Marxists in the Church.