We must raise $1,583 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Obama’s faith-based council remains idle

Catholic World News - February 29, 2012

With much fanfare, President Barack Obama appointed an Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009; it disbanded the following year after issuing a report.

In the ensuing years, he president named only a partial slate of members to his second faith-based council, which will not meet until a full slate is named.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($1,583 to go):
$35,000.00 $33,416.87
5% 95%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: normnuke - Feb. 29, 2012 7:10 PM ET USA

    Considering the general thrust of other activities sponsored under Obama's aegis maybe the slough of inactivity of this one is to be welcomed.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 29, 2012 1:01 PM ET USA

    A "community organization" visited my "faith-based" parish about 20 years ago. The representative told us what we were expected to do: disrupt business meetings, protest secular civil concerns, write letters against oppressive social structures, etc. The primary tool of his organization was called "PUSH". When we asked why Catholic social action was not among the agenda items in the partnership, we were told to do religion on our own time. His organization had no interest in it. Long live CCHD.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis 4 hours ago
Our Most Characteristic Vice? 4 hours ago
Recognizing the Noonday Devil 5 hours ago
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? 8 hours ago
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women 10 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13