Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Group Charges Catholic Bishops Conference Engaged In Prohibited Political Activity

Last week, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington announced that it has filed a complaint asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and its members have engaged in partisan political activity in violation of the Internal Revenue Code provisions regulating activities of non-profit organizations.  Their letter to the IRS (full text) says that:
According to press reports, a number of Catholic Bishops "are making forceful last-minute appeals to vote on election day" and at the same time, assailing the policies of the Obama administration as anti-Catholic.