BREAKING: Archdiocese of Chicago once reimbursed Barack Obama for a flight to a community-organizing conference.
Run by a group founded by — wait for it — Saul Alinsky. For a grand total of $196. Twenty-six years ago.
I hope you were sitting down, because Catholic Culture, via The Blaze, is about to blow your mind. Apparently, when Obama was working with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development — the U.S. bishops’ domestic anti-poverty program — he flew to a conference and was reimbursed for the cost of his tickets. Predictably, the conservative Catholic blogo-chamber has been reverberating with this thrilling expose since it broke Monday. The irony is thick, isn’t it? The Archdiocese of Chicago covers airfare for a twenty-five-year-old community organizer who would go on to institute a policy as president over which several dioceses would eventually sue. Wait. The Archdiocese of Chicago itself is not party to those suits. And you know where Alinsky was born and raised, don’t you? What could it mean?