This post is dedicated to Dr. Chuckles.
The following shows that while there is a financial relationship between the Catholic Church and the Catholic Charities Organization. The CCO is the principal owner of the chain of hospitals that was cleared of malpractice claims...and is apparently NOT legally OWNED by the Catholic Church. There is a very clear legal distinction between the Catholic Church and the CCO.
Catholic Charities USACatholic Charities received a total of nearly $2.9 billion from the US government in 2010. In comparison, its annual revenue was $4.67 billion. Only about $140 million came from donations from diocesan churches, the remainder coming from in-kind contributions, investments, program fees, and community donations.
So it appears that the US Government provides about half of the funding the organization in the form of grants or the like. The government sure gets around, huh? They provide a huge financial support to both Planned Parenthood and the Catholic Charities Organization. They are all just one big happy family, so it seems.
ďAnd I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.Ē
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
Last edited by Removable Mind; 01-29-13 at 11:16 AM.