Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Now it is The American Life League...



Practices questioned.
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American Life League, a major Catholic pro-life organization, has been flagged by several nonprofit watchdogs for questionable financial practices, including compensating board members and doing hundreds of thousands of dollars in business with a firm owned by the spouse of the organization’s leader.
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The league has also been investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, according to forms filed annually with the tax agency.
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While Fr. Frank Pavone’s Priests for Life organization is under the spotlight for how it has handled its finances, questions have been raised for several years about American Life League’s finances, according to notes on its Form 990, which all nonprofits are required to file with the IRS. Questions have also been raised by the Better Business Bureau, which has been unsuccessful in its attempt to get the league to answer questions. - NCR.
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I wonder if the Government has anything to do with this?  The Obama administration?  In retaliation for Archbishop Dolan's letter?   

7 comments:

  1. It's probably best not to assume any conspiratorial practice here. Maybe they just have shady financial dealings - lots of organizations do.

    Obama is possibly the worst president we've ever had, but still, there's more than enough stuff to criticize that's on the table and out in the open.

    Besides, what would anyone gain by attacking such an organization? "Well shee-it that changes mah whole opinion on the matter! I'm gunna vote Democrat now!" Doesn't seem likely. :)

    Unless you were being facetious?

    Ooh, maybe it's Obama's clone! They replaced him ... and, did you know the Pope wears sunglasses? Sunglasses!

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  2. Anonymous8:11 AM

    I've found Judy Brown to be reprehensible -- look to her support of torture. What you have is many fake pro-life groups using abortion for money making and political agendas outside of life issues -- and when the issue isn't abortion, so many show no love for life.

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  3. A Random Friar8:17 AM

    I pray this is wrong, but the moral overall is: be careful where you send your money. Many "non-profits" know how to play their audience.

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  4. One of the top accounting firms in the USA has repeatedly given Priests For Life high marks, year after year, and that documentation has been regularly sent to Bishop Zurek long before this scandal.

    The heart of the Fr. Pavone story is so obvious that we are all missing it. Politics. No, not Church Politics, National Politics. In 2008, Fr. Pavone was outspokenly anti-Obama. In 2010, Fr. Pavone paticipated in the protest against Obama speaking at Notre Dame University. The Presidential election is next year. Right now, Obama's poll numbers keep sinking. Obama needs every vote he can get to get re-elected. So how does this look to Obama and his people? Fr. Pavone needs to be taken out. This is National Politics, Chicago-Style.

    Where does Bishop Zurek come in? According to Huffington Post columnist Father Alberto Cutie (Episcopalian), Sept. 19: "His bishop in Amarillo is certainly much more progressive than he is, so there could be some ideological clashes there..." Okay, do these "ideological clashes" translate into the Bishop's Democratic associations? Those associations include a relationship with former Mayor of San Antonio, Ed Garza. Garza appointed Bishop Zurek to serve on his Committee on Integrity and Trust in Local Government for the city of San Antonio. Ed Garza, sharing the Democratic leanings of other Hispanics in Texas, endorsed Obama in 2008, saying: "Senator Obama's unique ability to bring people together and bridge partisan divides make him the best candidate to bring change we can believe in."

    I don't want to suggest that Bishop Zurek himself is being a party to a 'dirty tricks campaign' against Fr. Frank Pavone, but the possibility exists that circumstances around the Bishop have been manipulated, with an agenda in mind.

    Obama and abortion: according to Fr. Pavone, these are two tragedies, and they are linked. And so, Fr. Pavone is being targetted by very powerful people, including multinationals. UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund) is an abortion provider in China which was found complicit in the coercive implementation of China’s One Child Policy, following an investigation headed by Secretary of State Colin Powell in 2001. Coercive implementation includes fines, detentions, forced abortions, forced sterilizations, beatings,and home destructions.

    Obama stated that he “strongly opposes” forced abortion in China. Really? Then why did he restore funding of the UNFPA?

    Now, sweetening up Obama’s class warfare strategy, Warren Buffett may claim to pay less taxes than his secretary (in fact, with the current level of sleght-of-hand accounting practices, perhaps he pays zero), but he is the director of Berkshire Hathaway, and that organization is one of the largest donors to abortion clinics in America.

    There are people who are now advocating a One Child Policy worldwide. A One-World Government, put into place after the panic of a carefully planned worldwide financial meltdown, would institute many draconian regulations. Fr. Frank Pavone would be an encumbrance in this Brave New World, wouldn’t he?

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  5. Thompsons, while I do believe Obama loves abortion as much as he loves golf, I think you're reading too much into things. Connecting the dots can sometimes get one to the truth, but usually it's a dangerous game that leads nowhere.

    To be frank, as much good as Fr. Pavone has done, I think he means nothing on a national scale. The only people who even know about him are conservative Catholics. I seriously doubt his absence will change anyone's beliefs on the issue.

    We Catholics tend to see our heroes as more important than they really are on the world's stage, if that makes any sense (perhaps on God's stage they do make a bigger difference). I seriously do not see how "silencing" Fr. Pavone could have any positive effect for the pro-aborts.

    Do you really think pro-lifers may think twice about their positions now? Most of us have been pro-life forever never having heard of Fr. Pavone. I never even heard of him till this "story" broke.

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  6. Cutie-Pie is writing for the Huffington post? Of course he is. Consider the source; a former Catholic priest who didn't adhere to his promise of celibacy who's writing for a liberal publication.

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