Catholic Charities USA has e-mailed an invitation to many people in leadership roles with their organization from across the nation. The purpose of the invitation is to announce a Washington reception, which is scheduled to be held this coming Tuesday, May 5, 2009. It boggled my mind when I read the following text at the bottom of the invitation: “Catholic Charities USA wishes to thank Senator Richard Durbin and Senator Arlen Specter for cosponsoring this event.” Senator Richard Durbin is a Democrat from Illinois who has two claims to fame: He is totally pro-abortion as his personal statement indicates: “Throughout my 20 years as an elected official, I have strived to be a leader in the fight to protect women’s rights. In addition to preserving women’s reproductive rights, I have fought cuts in family planning funding and supported the coverage of contraceptives in health insurance programs-.I’ve stood for election more than 12 times in the House and Senate, general and primary, stating my position as pro-choice. So the voters of Illinois know that.” Second and far more egregious is the fact that Senator Durbin is allegedly a Catholic!