USCCB Investigates $1 Million Church Funding to ACORN

Just to update a prior post — The Washington Times reports that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has hired forensic accounting specialists to investigate more than $1 million in church funding to voter-registration group ACORN:

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There isn't anything I could say on tonight's election…

… other than what Jay Anderson has already said here. Thank you, Jay.

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Which "unjust war"?

There was considerable debate among Catholics leading up to the war in Iraq in 2002-2003. With respect to the election, however, I find myself continually puzzled by references to this or that candidate’s “support for an unjust war” or the

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Knights of Columbus: "Remember FOCA on November 4th"

The Knights of Columbus remind us that among the most important issues at stake Nov. 4 is FOCA [“Freedom of Choice Act”]: As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops declared recently: “Abortion rights groups and their allies in Congress are

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Did the U.S. Commit "Terrorism" in Syria?

Michael Iafrate of Vox Nova condemns the United States for a brutal act of “terrorism” in conducting a strike into Syria against an al Qaeda facilitator. In typical fashion, Michael likewise insinuates that Sarah Palin approves abortion bombings and alleges

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Give Thanks To Our Priests …

Today — Sunday, October 26, 2008 — is World Priest Day, in which Catholic parishes celebrate and affirm those men who are call to commit themselves to Christ and his Church through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, and an opportunity

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Bishop Joseph Martino: "No Social Issue Has Caused The Death Of 50 million People"

Last week InsideCatholic.com editor Deal Hudson complained about the use of the Bishops’ document “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” to justify a vote for Senator Barack Obama — who as Robert P. George persuasively argued, is “not merely a pro-choice

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Obama's Pie Problem

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Final Debate: Obama Lied (Once Again) On BAIPA

As Weekly Standard notes, Obama lied regarding his motivation for voting against the Illinois born alive infant protection act: Questioned about his vote against the born-alive infants protection act, Obama said: “There was already a law on the books that

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Deliberately Omitted? What's Missing From The Debates

Judging by the questions that have been asked during the two presidential and one vice-presidential debates, one might have the impression that all Americans care about are the economy and Iraq. Granting the legitimacy of concerns about both, John J.

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Kmiec on Korzen, Kelly and Chaput – A Matter of Priorities

“Catholic Answers: Two books for voters who take their faith seriously”– Doug Kmiec, who has lately become something of a poster-boy and spokesman for ‘Catholics for Obama’, reviews Archbishop Chaput’s Render unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic

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Obama: Reason To Be Afraid.

The [“Born Alive controversy”] does show him to be a down-the-line pro-choice legislator. In fact, the charge that Obama is the most pro-choice candidate in years may well be true (though the other Democrats were pretty pro-choice too). When I

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Obama, ACORN and the US Bishops' Conference*

Deal Hudson (InsideCatholic.com) reports that the U.S. Bishop’s Conference Gave ACORN Over $1,000,000 in 2007: The Catholic Campaign for Human Development gave $1.1 million to ACORN in 2007. You can find this fact on the CCHD website. If you add

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The Only Sure Foundation …

Even more, the Word of God is the foundation of everything, it is the true reality. And to be realistic, we must rely upon this reality. We must change our notion that matter, solid things, things we can touch, is

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Pope John Paul II On The "American Experiment"

As Zach indicates, the title of this blog itself is something of a quandary: what does it mean to be a Catholic in America? To participate in this great “American experiment” in ordered liberty? — these are questions which I’ll

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