After Lobbying, Catholic Church Won $1.4 Billion in Virus Aid

Faith-based organizations that promote religious beliefs aren’t usually eligible for money from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

  • Published 10 July 2020

[template id="245201"] NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups. The church’s haul may have reached -- or even exceeded -- $3.5 billion, making a global religious institution with more than a billion followers… Read at AP News