Richard Viguerie Writes to Catholic Laymen Warning of the Campaign for Human Development “Attention, Catholics: Given to ACORN lately?”

CCHD money was the foundation for President Obama’s political career, his role as a “community organizer” in Chicago. That job — the young Barack Obama’s first political job — was as the lead organizer for the Developing Communities Project in Chicago, a project of the Calumet Community Religious Conference, which had been created by local Catholic churches and funded by CCHD. According to The New Republic magazine, the Calumet project “aimed to convert the black churches of Chicago’s South Side into agents of social change.” (Obama discussed Catholic Church support for Calumet in his book, Dreams from My Father.)