US Catholic bishop conference helped fund Alinsky training for young Barack Obama

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ “Campaign for Human Development” paid a young Barack Obama’s airfaire to a training program on community organizing given by the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization founded by leftist radical Saul Alinsky, according a book to be released tomorrow on the subject.

No Higher Power, by conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly and journalist George Neumayr, reports that “In the 1980s, the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago contributed to the training of Obama in the very Alinskyite radicalism that would culminate in such anti-religious measures as the HHS mandate,” according to an article on the book published by the Blaze.

“In fact, in the course of writing this book, we met a source who once had access to copies of documents from the archives of the Chicago archdiocese. This source supplied us with never-before-published copies of invoices, checks, and letters that confirm the Church’s support for the man who would one day seek to destroy its religious freedom,” they add.

The documents, which have been published on the Blaze’s website and are displayed below, purportedly show correspondence between Obama, writing as a member of the Calumet Community Religious Conference, and the US bishops’ Campaign for Human Development, which is today known as the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)


The letter purported to be from Obama is for the purpose of submitting proof of his “requisition order for the ticket purchased for my trip to the IAF Training in Los Angeles, ” and is dated May 20, 1986. A copy of what appears to be the ticket or the requisition order for the ticket is included.

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  • CSN

    Not surprising. Since the 2nd Vatican Council, which was headed by a Freemason John XXIII, they made a concordat with the Communists. No more bad mouthing Communism under Pope John….not only funded under a Alinsky, but George Soros helps the Progressive Unit of the so called Catholics in name only. I have no part with this group, they are Ipso Facto Excommunicated.

  • marineh2ominer

    If , as an organization , they spent YEARS covering up for pedaphiles in the church , which they did , then it isn’t hard to picture them working with communists , Though in this case I don’t see what they would have to gain by collaberating with people that demands that the people believe in the state instead of a God . Of course there are conspiracies I can;t even envision , such as a twenty or thirty year one to put a black communist in the White House so that everyone disagreeing with his actions could be labeled racists , which they did , and it has worked out very well for them , there is NO white president that could have usurped the congress and the constitution like he did and get away with it .