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See where 259 Socialist Community Organizations are Located in the U.S. by State

There are at least two hundred and fifty nine socialist community organizations located in forty one U.S. states.

These organizations are affiliated with the following national groups:

1.  Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF)  www.industrialareasfoundation.org

2.  Gamaliel  www.gamaliel.org

3.  People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO)  www.piconetwork.org

4.  Direct Action & Research Training (DART)  www.thedartcenter.org

5.  Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ)  www.iwj.org

6.  USAction (aka Citizen Action)  www.usaction.org

Click HERE to see the 259 affiliates by state.


Use this information to find out if your parish church is a member of one of these organizations.  We will publish a downloadable spreadsheet on the 259 affiliates soon.

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

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

4th Wrong of Alinsky Organizing is Ridicule

Finally, ridicule.  Not only do Alinsky’s modern day groups use ridicule to attack defenders of the Catholic church’s truth, they ridicule the Church itself.  Just as Saul Alinsky did.  See the excerpt on page 128 of Rules for Radicals:

Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.  You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity… Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon… A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.  Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time, after which it becomes a ritualistic commitment, like going to church on Sunday mornings.”

Alinsky demonstrates a desire through ridicule to lead people away from truth and to fill them with doubt.  Compare his words to those of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 2483.

2483 “Lying is the most direct offense against the truth. To lie is to speak or act against the truth in order to lead someone into error.  By injuring man’s relation to truth and to his neighbor, a lie offends against the fundamental relation of man and of his word to the Lord.”

Moral relativism, manipulation, deception and ridicule are four wrongs used against our Church and her people by socialist community organizations.  Be alert and be watchful for organizing groups that want your parish to join them.

Socialist (Saul Alinsky-Inspired) Community Organizations Are Manipulating Catholic Voters

(Updated September 26, 2012) Socialist community organizations are manipulating Catholics.  They want your vote.  This is a major problem we Catholics face today.  Here are some points to know:

  • Socialist community organizations have entered Catholic churches across America for many years now.  One such organization is the Industrial Areas Foundation (founded by Saul Alinsky) that has sub-chapters in several dioceses.  The sub-chapters take different names than the main organization.  Other socialist community organizations cover the rest of the U.S.  Click here for the list of socialist community organizations in the United States.  There are more organizations that fall into this category not listed in the link.
  • These groups have manipulated Catholic Social Teaching’s (CST) terminology to be euphemisms (Isaiah 5:20) for collectivism, centralized planning and Socialism.  Thus, manipulating Catholic clergy, religious sisters and laity into their organization to work to implement socialistic programs and ideas into their communities and parishes.  Some of the manipulators are clergy, religious sisters and laity.
  • The Catholic Social Teaching terms that these organizations manipulate and abuse are:
    • Pro-Life
    • Human dignity
    • Social justice
    • Common good
    • Preferential option for the poor
    • Care for God’s creation
    • Solidarity
    • Subsidiarity (They don’t seem to be familiar with this term but, they may start) (The principle of subsidiarity is defined as:  A community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order.)
  • These groups manipulate the clergy, religious sisters and laity to accept socialistic views as Catholic views (a contradictory proposition) because they use Catholic terms when speaking to them.  Catholics don’t expect to be deceived like this from trusted authorities, so many fall for it.  The manipulators were told how to deceive the Church on page 94 of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals (Click here.)  This tactic makes the deceived Catholic comfortable enough to vote contrary to a fully formed Catholic conscience and the truth.
  • The manipulation of CST terms and the presence of these groups in the churches has contributed to Catholics holding dissenting views from the Church and voting for politicians who reject much of Catholic Social Teaching.
  • Whoever wins the Catholic vote wins the national popular vote and almost certainly the electoral college and the presidency.

Catholic lay people must know that our Church rejects collectivism, centralized planning and socialism based on the commandment, “Thou shalt not steal” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, (CCC) sections 1883, 1885, 2425 and 2499.)  Therefore, the Church rejects these efforts to manipulate its social teachings.  We must all work to save our Church from the error of socialism.  In doing this work, Catholics will vote with a more properly formed conscience.

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

Peter L. Hodges Sr.