Since I’ve been covering the Catholic beat at Hot Air, I’ll tackle the latest revelation on pro-choice Catholic groups stumping for Barack Obama.  George Soros has nurtured these groups, which should come as no great shock to anyone except those deluded Catholics who join them (via Michelle):

A Catholic pro-life group says new information adds to the criticism a couple of Catholics organizations have already received for trying to make Barack Obama seem pro-life on abortion. Leading abortion activist and billionaire George Soros is behind the groups.

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United have been working overtime to mask Obama’s pro-abortion views. The groups have called him pro-life even though he supports unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason.

In comments sent to LifeNews.com today, Catholic League president Bill Donohue exposes the nexus between George Soros and two left-wing Catholic groups.

In 2006, Soros’ Open Society Institute gave Catholics in Alliance $100,000 (double the amount he gave in 2005), Donohue indicates. In the same year, Catholics in Alliance listed Catholics United on its 990 as an organization with which it has a formal relationship.

Donohue says John Podesta, who runs the Soros-funded organization, Center for American Progress, admits that he works closely with Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United.

I’m inclined to see Soros as a bare-knuckle political operative rather than a monster, but this seems a little odd under any circumstances.  Soros isn’t a Catholic, and his interest in Catholic theology is thoroughly self-serving.  It’s not even really about abortion per se, but in electing Democrats by confusing Catholic voters, the largest voting religious voting bloc in the US.

Catholics who support or join such groups should be aware of the true intentions of their backers.  They don’t have anything to do with salvation in the next life, but political power in this world.  They want others to believe that this represents a grassroots movement within the church, but it’s really just another political manipulation by a man who has dedicated his life to the Democratic Party.