Catalyst April Issue 2001
Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) is anti-Catholic, pro-abortion letterhead (it has no members) led by Frances Kissling. Were it not for some very rich foundations, they wouldn’t exist. While it is difficult to get a complete record of its funding sources, new research by Francis J. Butler, president of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities, has revealed some interesting information.
The big money comes from the following foundations: Ford, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur, Rockefeller, Public Welfare, William and Flora Hewlett, David and Lucile Packard and Buffet. The Ford and Packard Foundations each contributed $1.3 million in 1996 alone.
Not surprisingly, Butler also found that not one foundation that gives grants to CFFC is in any way connected with philanthropic giving to religious institutions. It is not hard to conclude that those who fund Kissling have no use for the Catholic Church.