More bad fruit: The Catholic Roots of Obama’s Activism


CHICAGO — In a meeting room under Holy Name Cathedral, a rapt group of black Roman Catholics listened as Barack Obama, a 25-year-old community organizer, trained them to lobby their fellow delegates to a national congress in Washington on issues like empowering lay leaders and attracting more believers.

“He so quickly got us,” said Andrew Lyke, a participant in the meeting who is now the director of the Chicago Archdiocese’s Office for Black Catholics. The group succeeded in inserting its priorities into the congress’s plan for churches, Mr. Lyke said, and “Barack Obama was key in helping us do that.”

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Editor’s note: This is a truly wide ranging bio on the President – probably much more revealing than Mr. Obama would prefer. And now, he may have another willing collaborator in Pope Francis.

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  1. This morning, I read a banner-headline full page in my parish bulletin touting a lecture later in the week on “Saints” John XXIII and John Paul II. Now Francis is about to meet with rabid pro-death-of-all-kinds and shameless persecutor of Catholics BHO.

    But who am I to judge?

    With things like these continually and relentlessly assaulting my Catholic sensibilities, I find what’s left of my faith hanging by a thinner and thinner thread.


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