Following is an example of the United States of America
in direct service to the "Great Whore" of Jesus's Revelation.
"Critics don't like [CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA] increasing reliance on government funding - about 65 percent of the money [over a BILLION dollars a year .... JP] currently comes from public sources"
From ....... US NEWS & WORLD REPORT www site
DECEMBER 4, 1996
SIZING UP THE BIGGEST
Stories and stats of 50 favorite American charities
Here's a hard look at 50 of the biggest charities in America-
6. CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA Alexandria, Va. ...............
PRIVATE SUPPORT: $336.2 million TOTAL INCOME: $1.9 billion
TOTAL EXPENSES: $1.9 billion PROGRAM RATIO: 78.3%
WATCHDOG STATUS: BBB, report pending. NCIB, not evaluated
SNAPSHOT: The nation's largest network of private social service organizations provides food, shelter and clothing to more than 10 million poor and homeless people annually. Critics don't like the organization's increasing reliance on government funding-- about 65 percent of the money currently comes from public sources --and say the charity's religious mission may be compromised by the government's secular goals. Rev. Fred Kammer, president of Catholic Charities USA, makes no apologies, saying the government funding "does not color our commitment to help people in need." [------------------------]
BY KATHERINE T. BEDDINGFIELD, JOSH CHETWYND, DANA HAWKINS, KENAN POLLACK, KEVIN WHITELAW AND CORINNA WU
FOLLOWING ..........US tax dollars at work
[with US taxpayer getting no credit]
"A convoy of trucks was to deliver the aid to Cienfuegos, where 10,363 people have been identified by [Roman] Catholic Charities, known as Caritas, to receive assistance. The trucks are operated by the Cuban government, but [Roman] Catholic officials are controlling the distribution, said [Roman Catholic] church spokesman Peter Coats."
October 28, 1996
By EDDIE DOMINGUEZ Associated Press Writer
MIAMI (AP) -- The [Roman] Catholic church assured anti-Castro Cubans Monday that it will control distribution of tons of food to Hurricane Lili survivors, allaying their suspicions that the Cuban government might steal the aid.
About 35 tons of rice, beans, powdered milk and other food was expected to be handed out Tuesday on the southern side of Cuba, and a second flight was being scheduled for Sunday.
A convoy of trucks was to deliver the aid to Cienfuegos, where 10,363 people have been identified by Catholic Charities, known as Caritas, to receive assistance.
The trucks are operated by the Cuban government, but [Roman] Catholic officials are controlling the distribution, said church spokesman Peter Coats.
Coats disputed reports of a delay at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. [Roman Catholic] Priests accompanying the shipment said they had no problems, and the airport even waived the landing fee, Coats added.
"Everything is going according to schedule," Coats said.
But Cuban President Fidel Castro's foes in Miami, including the Cuban American National Foundation, remained skeptical despite supporting the donations. Some contend the food will never reach the victims.
"We have to be skeptical as to how far the regime will let Caritas go as far as distribution," said CANF spokeswoman Mariela Ferretti. "But we are not skeptical as far was what Caritas hopes to accomplish. We know they are acting on good faith."
Many exile groups have helped in the collection of food, including Brothers to the Rescue, which flies planes to spot Cuban rafters. In February two Cuban MiGs shot down two Brothers' planes, killing four pilots.
Coats said as much as 300,000 pounds of food has been collected in Dade County, mostly from Cuban individuals.
Also headed to Cuba Monday were 22 Cuban rafters. Eighteen were repatriated to Cuba and four others were taken to the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay after a fishing boat and a tug boat picked them up near Key West.
They were interviewed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service Friday aboard a patrol boat, and the INS asked that all but four be repatriated to Cuba. The four will remain at the naval base pending further review.
[ In this AP article, no mention that Caritas gets 65 percent of it's funding from the US taxpayer. When the aid is distributed, do you think the Cubans are told that 65 percent of it came courtesy of the American taxpayer ? ]