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Obama administration official to lead prominent Catholic donors’ group

November 16, 2012

An Obama administration official who worked for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development for nearly a decade has been named the president of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA). According to its 2010 annual report, FADICA member organizations “represent a combined total of some $270 million in annual giving.”

Alexia Kelley, FADICA’s new president, worked for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development from 1993 to 2002 before serving as religious outreach director for the Democratic National Committee during Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. She later founded Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and in 2009 was appointed director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Kelley, who donated $1,000 to then-Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton’s campaign in 2005, donated $1,000 to President Barack Obama’s campaign in 2012, according to federal election records.


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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Nov. 18, 2012 6:28 PM ET USA

    The fact that she worked for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, a charity for years riddled with controversy and abuse of funds, with money collected from Catholic churches going to support groups blatantly opposed to Catholic teachings and possibly even opposed to the Church itself, already tells you a lot. She has allegedly tried to find "common ground" on abortion, but that's a lot like trying to find "common ground" on slavery. Either you own slaves/kill the unborn or you do not.

  • Posted by: filioque - Nov. 16, 2012 9:39 PM ET USA

    Why would the members of FADICA choose an executive who has been working against Catholic interests? It must mean that they have been hoodwinked or they are no longer interested in supporting Catholic activities.

  • Posted by: benniep5 - Nov. 16, 2012 8:09 PM ET USA

    Why would a Catholic donate money to any organization claiming to be Catholic when over and over the organzations are being lead by those that are trying to destroy the Catholic Church?