Cupich Partners With One of the Largest Abortion Funders in the Country – “9:00 am. – coffee and networking reception begins.”


Cupich Partners With One of the Largest Abortion Funders in the Country – “9:00 am. – coffee and networking reception begins.”

Many of you know that Chicago is on track to see 700 murders this year. That number is of course horrific.

Except that the 700 figure is incorrect. The true number will be more like 20,700.

I am of course adding in the roughly 20,000 murders via abortion that will take place this year in Chicago and its suburbs.

This Friday, Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich will be hosting a “Conversation” with the president of the MacArthur Foundation Julia Stasch on “Chicago, Violence and the Catholic Church.”

According to the web page promoting the event, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is

[t]he largest private grant maker in Chicago…MacArthur supports local efforts to prevent violence, reduce incarceration, build trust between police and the communities they serve, and improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice system.

The site doesn’t mention that the MacArthur Foundation is also almost certainly the largest private funder of abortions in Chicago, through its major grants to Planned Parenthood (which operates a downtown abortuary) as well as other organizations – such as the Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), which feeds much of its monies to greater Chicago abortion facilities. Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that the MacArthur Foundation had awarded the CFW a four-year grant of $1 million.

Outside of Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation has funded abortions throughout the world through its support of International Planned Parenthood. The foundation has also been linked to India’s notorious “sterilization camps.”

In part, this is not surprising. Most of the largest US foundations are liberal in orientation, and one of the most popular liberal causes or activities is abortion services, or as the foundations often put it, “women’s reproductive rights.”

That the Catholic Church or any representative of it would partner with MacArthur is obviously sick and evil. And that they’re doing so, supposedly in an effort to stop violence in the city, is stomach-turning. MacArthur is funding 95% of the violence in the city.

Unless, sucking a person’s brains out with a vacuum mechanism or literally pulling their legs, torso and head apart with a metal instrument doesn’t count as violence.

Perhaps someone at the event will ask the cardinal about that.

Cupich tweeted about the event. I tweeted back a reply, asking whether the abortion question would come up in the Q&A. When I looked again, attendance at the event was suddenly closed. (I think that it closed in that short time frame though I can’t be 100% sure. In any case, it happened four days before the site said that it would be automatically closed.)

Please, don’t say that it’s just a “conversation” or an innocuous alliance for a good cause that doesn’t imply endorsement of other things. Would the Archdiocese host a conversation with a company that was proud of manufacturing crematoria for the Holocaust?

Every faithful Catholic knows what Cupich is. But this sort of thing goes beyond him. No one else in the Archdiocese bureaucracy thought to oppose this. Or if they did, their efforts were never made public, and were of course in vain.

The Archdiocese of Chicago is in sum no longer any sort of moral force to promote Catholic values. At best, it’s just another liberal NGO. At worst, it’s culpable in collaborating with some of the worst evils of our time – evils which are still strongly and officially condemned by the greater Catholic Church.

Cupich probably won’t change. But every other Catholic involved with this should be very ashamed.

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