I decided to do some net-surfing regarding leadership at the MCC, starting with the Administrative Board. From the Archdiocese of Baltimore we have Steve Kearney. He's also on the Board of Directors of Maryvale, a Catholic girls' school in Lutherville MD, On that list he is identified as being owner of Kearney O'Doherty Public Affairs, LLC. Looking on the FEC website, we see some rather telling political contributions from this owner of Kearney O'Doherty. Every one of them is for a pro-abortion candidate. Consider the Kratovil ones. In those races, Kratovil was running against the Catholic pro-life Andy Harris; in other words, Kearney was contributing towards the defeat of a pro-life Catholic. In this link we see that Kearney is identified as a "spokesman for the Archdiocese of Baltimore". So the Archdiocese of Baltimore had as a spokesman someone who donated to supporters of baby-murder! Isn't that...special? The MCC repeats that error by retaining Kearney as an advisor.
In the Archdiocese of Washington section, we see one Vincent Burke, an attorney in Bethesda. He's contributed to Connie Morella. Below him is an all-too-familiar name: Msgr Enzler. He's been featured earlier in this blog. James Soltesz' contributions, with a few exceptions, are towards pro-abortion candidates: Obama, Wyn, Shriver, Hoyer, Morella.
Bonnie Phipps is by herself in a section called "Catholic Hospitals Serving Maryland". Phipps has contributed to Elijah Cummings, Frank Kratovil, Mikulski, Cardin.
Now I've written quite a bit about the Maryland Catholic Conference over the years. Notwithstanding some token efforts of theirs regarding abortion, they spend inordinate amounts of time, energy and money promoting the progressive positions on:
- amnesty and benefits for border-crashing scofflaws
- gun control
- capital punishment
- Running interference for the state legislature when they want to tax us to the whazoo.
So who are Christopher Hale's contacts within the MCC who are ready to do his bidding? As we can see, there are several possibilities: of which we know. We do know that as faithful Catholics, we must take anything coming from the MCC with copious grains of salt.