From the John Podesta emails, here is a fascinating exchange between Podesta and (((Sandy Newman))).
From:firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Date: 2012-02-11 11:45 Subject: Re: opening for a Catholic Spring? just musing . . . We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up. I'll discuss with Tara. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the other person to consult.
On 2/10/12, Sandy Newman
wrote: > Hi, John,
> > This whole controversy with the bishops opposing contraceptive coverage even> though 98% of Catholic women (and their conjugal partners) have used > contraception has me thinking . . . There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in > which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and > the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the > Catholic church. Is contraceptive coverage an issue around which that could > happen. The Bishops will undoubtedly continue the fight. Does the Catholic > Hospital Association support of the Administration's new policy, together > with "the 98%" create an opportunity? > > Of course, this idea may just reveal my total lack of understanding of the > Catholic church, the economic power it can bring to bear against nuns and > priests who count on it for their maintenance, etc. Even if the idea isn't > crazy, I don't qualify to be involved and I have not thought at all about > how one would "plant the seeds of the revolution," or who would plant them. > Just wondering . . .
> > Hoping you're well, and getting to focus your time in the ways you want. > > Sandy > > Sandy Newman, President > Voices for Progress > 202.669.8754 > voicesforprogress.org
Apparently these fake Catholic groups have been running for years, funded by (((George Soros))). Here is an article about it by president of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, who apparently has been wise to this for years, judging by his website, although Podesta's involvement is new to him.