In the June 30th issue of the Catholic Standard, we read that Carolyn Y Woo has been named president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services. Currently, she is dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
Bishop Gerald Kicanas, CRS board chairman, states that "Dr. Woo is a woman of deep faith with a strong commitment to the mission of the Church." I'm inclined to take that with just a pinch of salt. Often, a person's political contributions are indicative of their beliefs - or at least the consistency of those beliefs. Newsmeat.com shows that in October 2008, she contributed to something called the Asian American Action Fund. What is that? Well, take a look. It's just another front group for Democrats. What were they doing in October 2008? Trying to elect the Messiah Most Miserable, of course! Look at some of the AAAF's sponsors. You'll notice some from the "usual gang of suspects": AFL-CIO, SEIU, etc. They have appeared on this blog many times.
By no means, however, is Dr Woo the only problematic member of the CRS leadership group. In fact, she may well be a lesser problem than at least one other person who is on the board of directors: Sister Carol Keehan. She, too has been in the limelight, particularly after she sold her Church and countless unborn children and other vulnerable people by her support for the Obama Hell Bill.
As I've said before, I believe that these "charitable pass-through" organizations are worthless, at best. Pass up their in-pew collections and donate directly to honorable and useful charities.