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New York Times explores Obama's ties to Catholic activism

Catholic World News - March 24, 2014

Looking forward to the 1st meeting between Barack Obama and Pope Francis, the New York Times explores the connections between the American President and Catholic social activists.

Obama's first job, as a community organizer in Chicago, was funded through the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the future President remained in contact with some of his colleagues there. The Times, in its sympathetic treatment, points to Obama's steady support for social activism, and his admirers in the Chicago archdiocese.

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Mar. 24, 2014 8:15 PM ET USA

    I read the piece with an historian's eye and can affirm that for those who actually know the people and programs listed, it just confirms the understanding the Cdl Bernardin was a disaster for the Catholic Church and that the annual Fall collection that goes to social change has done little for the poor and much for the enemies of the Church. It does nothing to rehabilitate Obama for those who can actually understand.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Mar. 24, 2014 6:29 PM ET USA

    All is not right in the archdiocese of Chicago, clearly, and has not been right for a very long time.

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