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Catholic Bishops’ Conference grant funds group that protested Kansas Secretary of State’s home

PICO sunflower protestersThis is a scandal made possible with the money of unwitting Catholics across the United States.  The 300 protesters that were led by bull-horn in the front doorway of the home of the Kansas Secretary of State on Saturday June 15, 2013 are from the community organization called PICO National Network and its affiliate, “Communities Creating Opportunity” (CCO) and a partner named “Sunflower Community Action.”  On March 5, 2012 PICO National Network was granted $150,000 from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) anti-poverty agency, known as the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD.)

UPDATE:  PICO may be a beneficiary of power given to community organizations in the Immigration reform bill (CLICK HERE for more.)

This grant was made to PICO for its “Campaign for Citizenship” as announced on the USCCB website (click here) and in the graphic below:

CCHD grant to PICO per USCCB website

PICO National Network’s “Campaign for Citizenship” and Communities Creating Opportunity meets at a church prior to protesting at Kansas Secretary of State’s home.  Notice the CCO logo worn by an attendee below:

PICO CCO logo worn at church

Sunflower Community Action recorded the entire day in photographs.  Click here to see photos of the lead up to the protest.

Below is a close up of PICO National Network’s “Campaign for Citizenship” sign with the “Communities Creating Opportunity” (CCO) logo on it prior to the protest:

PICO Campaign for Citizenship sign

Protesters carrying the same PICO National Network’s “Campaign for Citizenship” signs with “Communities Creating Opportunity” (CCO) logo on them at the Kansas Secretary of State’s home below:

PICO sunflower protesters

Below a protester bull-horns in Kansas Secretary of State’s front doorway:

PICO protesters at KS SOS home

This $150,000 grant money must be removed by the USCCB and PICO and its affiliates removed from Catholic Churches immediately.  Click here to learn how to remove PICO.  PICO’s tactics are inconsistent with Catholic social teaching and have scandalized all Catholics.

O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.

Peter L. Hodges Sr.