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Subject:  Re: Defund Catholic Charities? Date:  10/8/2012  11:12 AM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  1822220 of 1961952

Catholic Charities received a total of nearly $2.9 billion from the US government in 2010. In comparison, its annual revenue was $4.67 billion. Only about $140 million came from donations from diocesan churches, the remainder coming from in-kind contributions, investments, program fees, and community donations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Charities

And that's just ONE faith based organization receiving government funding.

Is it worth borrowing money from China to keep that funding?


This is what happens when you quote wiki without going to the original source.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/us/for-bishops-a-battle-ov...

That money is for government contracts for foster care and adoption services.

Unlike PBS, this is not free money from tax payers.

Regardless of what anyone may think of Catholic Charities, this money was awarded to them in the same manner as any other charity that bids for state and federal contracts. If you want to remove federal funding for all such services, fine, that is your call and I won't argue with you.
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