Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Maryland Catholic Conference Implicated In "Catholic Spring" Scandal?

A friend of mine sent to me this link from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.  He was rightly intrigued by the direct reference to the Maryland Catholic Conference (along with individuals skulking the corridors of the Archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore), named on this WikiLeak-provided email from Christopher Hale (with John Podesta receiving a copy).

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:

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.

1 comment:

  1. I was concerned with the positions of the Maryland Catholic Conference several months back and removed myself from their propaganda emails. If you ask me, they are just another make believe catholic organization continuing the Church’s decay with questionable social justice goals.


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