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USCCB official donated to organization led by Emily’s List head

Catholic World News - December 28, 2011

Mary Mencarini Campbell, who has been named director for the Catholic Home Missions and associate director of the Office of National Collections of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), contributed $252.40 in September 2004 to an organization led by the president of Emily’s List, according to federal election records.

Campbell made her contribution to Americans Coming Together, an organization led by Ellen Malcolm. “Americans Coming Together’s creation is further evidence that mainstream America is coming together in response to President Bush's extremism--on the environment, reproductive choice, workers’ rights, civil rights and other critical issues,” the National Catholic Register quoted Malcolm as saying in 2003. Emily’s List, which Malcolm founded and also led at the time, exists to elect “pro-choice Democratic women,” according to its web site.

Campbell served as program coordinator for the USCCB’s Secretariat for Evangelization and Mission from 1994 to 1998. She worked for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development from 1998 to 2007, serving as resource development specialist from 1998 to 2002 and coordinator of resource development from 2002 to 2007. Since 2007, she has served as the USCCB’s assistant director for promotions.

In November 2004, Campbell criticized those who linked the Catholic Campaign for Human Development to leftist organizations. “It's completely false,” Campbell told the National Catholic Register. “Our criteria for funding are connected to the moral traditions of the Church.”

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  • Posted by: mumof5 - Jan. 03, 2012 3:33 PM ET USA

    It's no wonder these USCCB employees claim they follow the Church. They remake her in their own liberal image. One more reason to defund not only CCHD, but the entire USCCB bureaucracy. It's questionable how many "real" Catholics, i.e., those who believe in Church teachings actually work at that behemoth inside the beltway.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Dec. 28, 2011 7:46 PM ET USA

    They get none of my money,there are many other worthy charities to support.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Dec. 28, 2011 6:19 PM ET USA

    When will th USCCBB diligently vet those they place in leadership positions? Or perhaps they do, and this is what they want. It just seems like one affront after another to our Lord and to faithful Catholics. Another organization to remove from my donation list.......

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