Catholics in Alliance For The Common Good: Fake Pro-life Group

Our own Christopher Blosser blew the whistle on the George Soros funded group Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good some time ago in this post hereThey specialize in attempting to give cover for pro-abort pols, especially Obama. They are of course in favor of the pro-abort Senate version of ObamaCare.

They are brilliantly taken to task by Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic Christian who has taken up the blog cudgels for the Church so many times that I have named him Defender of the Faith.

Barack Obama’s health care plan must be in serious trouble.  The “faith communities” have been called out:

Twenty-five pro-life Catholic theologians and Evangelical leaders yesterday sent letters to members of Congress urging them not to let misleading information about abortion provisions in the Senate health care bill block passage of sorely-needed reform.

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, a Washington-based advocacy group, said that the Senate health bill upholds abortion funding restrictions and supports pregnant women.

Stop right there.  What exactly is Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good?  According to their Mission and Vision page:

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good is a lay Catholic organization that promotes increased awareness of Catholic social teaching through the media and provides opportunities for Catholics and citizens of good will to advance the common good in the public square.

We envision a society shaped by the values of justice, human dignity and the common good, where faithful American Catholics can embrace the fullness of the Church’s social justice teachings when participating in democratic society.

As Catholics, we inherit a rich tradition whose inspiration reaches well beyond our own faith community. The papal encyclicals and letters that make up this tradition are based on Jesus’ call to love one’s neighbor and serve the least among us, and the Hebrew Scriptures’ prophetic commitment to justice and righteousness.

Our Catholic tradition calls us to participate actively in public life in the service of human dignity, social justice and the common good. These teachings – to put community before self, principle before profit, and the public interest before political expediency – are central to our Catholic tradition. Catholics in Alliance is committed to creating the necessary conditions for a culture of life that reverences the life and dignity of the human person at all stages over greed, materialism and the politics of division.

Anybody want to take a guess at what “the politics of division” means?  Uh huh.  Stop talking about abortion so much, you’re scaring away the people we need to get our really important issues passed!!

As Christians committed to a consistent ethic of life, and deeply concerned with the health and well-being of all people, we want to see health care reform enacted. Our nation has a rare and historic opportunity to expand coverage to tens of millions of people, make coverage more affordable for all families, and crack down on many of the most harmful practices of the health insurance industry.

What about killing the unborn?”

Go here to read the whole thing.

2 Responses to Catholics in Alliance For The Common Good: Fake Pro-life Group

  1. Not to be confused, incidentally, with Catholics For The Common Good, a truly upstanding organization out of the Bay Area which has been around slightly longer and has been fighting the good fight on a number of issues.

  2. Jay Anderson says:

    “What about killing the unborn?”

    Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good’s sister organization, Catholics United (also funded by George Soros), came out the other day and said the Stupak Amendment “goes too far”:

    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholics_united_head_insists_stupak_amendment_goes_too_far/

    Something tells me that these Soros-funded “Catholic” groups have other issues at heart that don’t involve protecting the unborn (or, for that matter, that really care about what the Church teaches insofar as it differs from the leftist agenda).

    Our friend Dale best summed up the attitude of these groups here:

    http://richleonardi.blogspot.com/2008/07/diversity-of-tradition.html#c2934041166140613916

    (Also, note the appearance at the end of that thread of a certain Catholics in Alliance alumnus. Wonder whatever happened to that guy – as if I didn’t know.)

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