Chicago archdiocese challenges Obama, once an ally in community organizing there
CWN – July 10, 2012
William McGurn of the Wall Street Journal sees the irony as Catholic Charities of Chicago joins in a lawsuit against the Obama administration. After all it was the Chicago archdiocese that helped launch Barack Obama on his early career as a community organizer.
McGurn concedes that since Catholic Charities receives most of its funding from government, there are legitimate questions about the degree to which the government should control the agency’s policies. But he suggests that in addition to questions about religious freedom, there are also questions to be asked about the efficacy of charitable efforts:
Does anyone really believe we would be better off turning over the work of Catholic Charities to states or the feds—with their higher costs, greater bureaucracy, and loss in efficiency?
Additional sources for this story:P McGurn: Community Organizers Sue Obama (Wall Street Journal) online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303343404577516964017984118.html?mod=rss_opinion_main