High level political hack Bill Daley again attempting to “bully” Cardinal George

SPRINGFIELD — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful William Daley called Wednesday on Cardinal Francis George to back off his threat to cut off funding to an immigrant-rights coalition because of its support for same-sex marriage legislation at the Statehouse.

“My view on marriage equality and those of immigrant-aid groups who have similar views really are irrelevant to our collective duty to help those who are less fortunate,” Daley wrote in a letter to George.

Daley becomes the latest and one of the most prominent political voices to date to join in the pushback at George for his targeting of the Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which has come out in support for same-sex marriage in the state.


Editor’s note: Bill Daley has long been in the habit of bullying Cardinal George by planting opinion pieces, often labeled as something else, in major Chicago newspapers – and unfortunately, the tactic has been at least partially successful. Now he’s doing it again.

Daley ought to know that the Catholic Church has no business supporting organizations that promote anti-Catholic causes. It’s that simple.

Let’s hope Cardinal George has the guts to tell the allegedly Catholic, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual Bill Daley to either “fly right” – or to sit down and shut up – when it comes to matters of church policy,


  1. What possible right did Cardinal George have to donate funds—provided by the Faithful to and for the Church—to the Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights in the first place, no matter what he felt its merits might be? Should not Catholics—as individuals, and guided by the imperative of the virtue of Charity—have the right to choose whether or not to donate to such causes and organizations?

    A pox on Church authorities who pass my donations on to others, as though the money were theirs to do with as they (the prelates) pleased! Once more, this is why “special collections” in my parish virtually never collect dime one from me.

    It is bad enough that bishops have coopted and corrupted the virtue of Charity by getting under the sheets with the whore of the Welfare State. But I will continue to take advantage of every opportunity to guide my own charitable donations in worthy directions, and to withhold donations from those who would misdirect and waste them.

    • The Church bases its position on immigration in large part, on the Mosaic Law, statutes and ordinances found in the Old Testament of the Bible, which clearly state how immigrants should be treated, and which was quite liberal, in its’ day. As for the various “Catholic” charities – i prefer direct action – where at least – I can usually see the results!


      • The key word above is “coalition.” That means involving the Church (if only by Her prelate’s choice), but not of the Church.

        If one does not like fleas, one should not lie down with dogs.

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