George Soros paid $650K to influence bishops during Pope’s US visit

August 23, 2016, LifeSiteNews

shutterstock_39886369_810_500_55_s_c1Leaked emails through WikiLeaks reveal that billionaire globalist George Soros – one of Hilary Clinton’s top donors – paid $650,000 to influence Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the USA with a view to “shift[ing] national paradigms and priorities in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign.” The funds were allocated in April 2015 and the report on their effectiveness suggests that successful achievements included, “Buy-in of individual bishops to more publicly voice support of economic and racial justice messages in order to begin to create a critical mass of bishops who are aligned with the Pope.”

The monies were granted to two US entities that have been engaged in a long-term project, according to the report, of shifting “the priorities of the US Catholic church.” Grantees were PICO, a faith-based community organizing group, and Faith in Public Life (FPL), a progressive group working in media to promote left-leaning ‘social justice’ causes. Soros has funded left-wing causes the world over and was just foundto have been funding an effort to eliminate pro-life laws around the globe.

Board Minutes from the May 2015 meeting of Soros’ Open Society Foundation in New York reveal that in the planning stages of the papal visit initiative, the group planned to work through one of the Pope’s key advisors, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, naming him specifically in the report. In order to seize on the opportunity provided by the Pope’s visit to the US, says the report, “we will support PICO’s organizing activities to engage the Pope on economic and racial justice issues, including using the influence of Cardinal Rodriguez, the Pope’s senior advisor, and sending a delegation to visit the Vatican in the spring or summer to allow him to hear directly from low-income Catholics in America.”

In 2013 Cardinal Rodriguez endorsed PICO’s work in a video during a visit from PICO representatives to the cardinal’s diocese. “I want to endorse all the efforts they are doing to promote communities of faith,” he said, “… Please, keep helping PICO.”

The post operative report on the funding to influence the papal visit comes in the 2016 report entitled, Review Of 2015 U.S. Opportunities Fund. The Soros group was pleased with the result of their campaign and saw statements by various bishops against presidental candidates who are using “fearmongering” – likely a reference to the GOP lineup, and perhaps Trump specifically – as one outcome of their efforts. “The impact of this work and the relationships it has fostered can be seen in the broad range of religious leaders hitting pointedly back at presidential candidates for their use of fearmongering,” the report said.

Additionally, the summary report says their funding was helpful to counter “anti-gay rhetoric” in the media. The “efficacy of the media campaign can be seen in the team’s ability to react to and counter the anti-gay rhetoric following the Kim Davis story (the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for defying a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples whom the Pope visited),” the report states.

The grant specifically targeted the ‘pro-family’ agenda, redirecting it from defending marriage to being concerned with income equality. “FPL’s media, framing, and public opinion activities, including conducting a poll to demonstrate that Catholic voters are responsive to the Pope’s focus on income inequality, and earning media coverage that drives the message that being ‘pro-family’ requires addressing growing inequality,” says the May report.

Attorney Elizabeth Yore, who served on the Heartland Institute Delegation that traveled to the Vatican in April 2015 to urge Pope Francis to re-examine his reliance on UN population control proponents who promote climate change, spoke to LifeSiteNews about the Soros initiative. “Catholics serve as a huge and influential voting block in the U.S. election,” she said. Soros, she said, is “using the head of the Catholic Church to influence this key voting block,” with the “bully pulpit of the papacy” to ensure Hilary Clinton’s election.

Yore pointed out “this is not the first time that the unholy alliance of Soros and the Vatican successfully collaborated on a political project.” In 2015, she recalled, “the Soros operatives, embedded in the Vatican, directed Pope Francis’ Environmental Agenda, by delivering for Soros and the UN, an Apostolic Exhortation on Climate Change, and a prized papal endorsement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Pope’s apostolic blessing on the Paris Climate Treaty.”

In terms of the Soros goal of shifting the priorities of the Catholic Church away from moral absolutes, two US bishops stand out as champions of the move. San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy has repeatedly stressed changing the Church’s priorities and has had the backing of Pope Francis’ ‘favored son,’ Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich. McElroy created a furor at the U.S. Bishops Conference meeting last November over his attempt to change a document instructing Catholics on how to vote.

McElroy made a pointed argument that the document was out of step with Pope Francis’ priorities — specifically, by putting too much emphasis on abortion and euthanasia, and not enough on poverty and the environment.  Cupich later praised McElroy’s intervention as a “real high moment” for the conference and supported the move to put degradation of the environment and global poverty on par with abortion and euthanasia.

Concluding their report reflecting on the success of the grant to influence the papal visit, the Soros group was very pleased with the results. Looking to the future, they are excited that the long-term goal of shifting the priorities of the Catholic Bishops in the United States “is now underway.”

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12 Responses to George Soros paid $650K to influence bishops during Pope’s US visit

  1. johnhenrycn says:

    Oremus et pro perfidis Judaeis

  2. Rudy Carrera says:

    What shameful rats…

  3. Roger says:

    God is Love. Charity goes first upwards to God (1st Commandment) before cascading down in a torrent of Graces (Love of Our neighbour as Ourselves).
    Genesis attacked discarded and labelled a myth, this incredible Book explains the Passion of Our Lord, explains the Virgin Birth. How Jesus and Mary reversed the hatred (disobedience) of Adam and Eve which Original Sin spread hatred throughout Creation. Sin is the cause of the woes visited on this Fallen Earth.
    Through Jesus and Mary’s Passion and the perpetual Sacrifice of the Mass the Sin in this world is overcome.
    St Francis saw in Creation how Sin had distorted Creation (that includes animals, vegitation, the inanimate (Moon)). The Triumph Of Our Lord and Our Lady is to restore to Creation to its Glaory as God Created it.
    Obviously the Church knows that Sin is the cause of the ruin of Man and Creation and knows the solution for the sins of the world. This lack of Faith, denial of Christ and His Passion is clearly seen with prefering the ways of Man and Mammon over Jesus and Mary.

  4. Roger says:

    Lets see purity, obedience, charity, detachment from all the riches of the Earth (The World, The Flesh and the Devil)
    Which are sensuality, power, riches: the trinomial of Satan
    What opposes this the trinomial of God: faith, hope, charity
    Hatred, lust, wrath, pride ( antitheses of the four holy virtues)
    fortitude, temperance, justice, prudence.

    Riches and Power Sensuality (understand of the flesh and only of the flesh).
    So we have a Tempter and Temptation what response? Soros was very pleased with the response!!

  5. Tom Fisher says:

    paid $650,000

    Really? He spent the price of a one bedroom apartment? This story is silly.

  6. Tom Fisher says:

    Leaked emails through WikiLeaks reveal that billionaire globalist George Soros – one of Hilary Clinton’s top donors – paid $650,000 to influence Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the USA with a view to “shift[ing] national paradigms and priorities in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign.

    It’s OK everyone, Soros may have bought a condo, but he wasn’t influencing Papal decisions nor anything coming out of the Bishop’s Conference for $650,000. For heavens sake!

  7. Roger says:

    Mr Fisher forget the WikiLeaks either the following is right or it is wrong!
    “..Board Minutes from the May 2015 meeting of Soros’ Open Society Foundation in New York reveal that in the planning stages of the papal visit initiative, the group planned to work through one of the Pope’s key advisors, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, naming him specifically in the report. In order to seize on the opportunity provided by the Pope’s visit to the US, says the report, “we will support PICO’s organizing activities to engage the Pope on economic and racial justice issues, including using the influence of Cardinal Rodriguez, the Pope’s senior advisor, and sending a delegation to visit the Vatican in the spring or summer to allow him to hear directly from low-income Catholics in America.”
    ..”
    The sum quoted isn’t a direct payment its the cost of the exercise in PR.
    Soros was very satisfied JOB DONE!

  8. Tom Fisher says:

    The sum quoted isn’t a direct payment its the cost of the exercise in PR

    I know, I was only kidding🙂

  9. Toad says:

    “Sin is the cause of the woes visited on this Fallen Earth.”
    Obviously.
    No sin, no earthquakes in Italy.
    “Through Jesus and Mary’s Passion and the perpetual Sacrifice of the Mass the Sin in this world is overcome.”
    I don’t see the remotest trace of that. Are you suggesting, Robot, that the world has somehow been cured of sin?

  10. Toad says:

    “The Soros group was pleased with the result of their campaign and saw statements by various bishops against presidental candidates who are using “fearmongering” – likely a reference to the GOP lineup, and perhaps Trump specifically..”
    A few bucks well spent, then – I’d suggest.

  11. JabbaPapa says:

    No sin, no earthquakes in Italy

    oh toad, not **this** nonsense again ???

    We are mortals — death follows life.

    We also suffer in our Original Sin, in Knowledge of Good and Evil, and so we perceive evils such as deaths and destruction from earthquakes, and we conclude them to be bad — this suffering that we endure is produced by the sinful condition of our mortal lives.

    I have lost count how many times this has been explained to you.

  12. Roger says:

    Welcome back Toad.
    “..
    Yore pointed out “this is not the first time that the unholy alliance of Soros and the Vatican successfully collaborated on a political project.” In 2015, she recalled, “the Soros operatives, embedded in the Vatican, directed Pope Francis’ Environmental Agenda, by delivering for Soros and the UN, an Apostolic Exhortation on Climate Change, and a prized papal endorsement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Pope’s apostolic blessing on the Paris Climate Treaty.”

    That’s the Paris Climate Treaty and as we know France is a secular State.
    The Church has Faith however and a belief in the Gospels.
    Luke 8
    23 And when they were sailing, he slept; and there came down a storm of wind upon the lake, and they were filled, and were in danger.
    24 And they came and awaked him, saying: Master, we perish. But he arising, rebuked the wind and the rage of the water; and it ceased, and there was a calm.
    25 And he said to them: Where is your faith? Who being afraid, wondered, saying one to another: Who is this, (think you), that he commandeth both the winds and the sea, and they obey him?

    Now consider this that the Consecration of Russia by the Pope with ALL the Bishops will Convert Russia! This to be followed by a period of Peace

    So a small detail such as the global Climate is child’s play compared to Russia isn’t it?

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