By a notorious ex-Catholic, in the form of Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Right in the middle of a State election campaign.
And right in the middle of Rudd's own campaign to unseat the Prime Minister and destabilise the Government.
Does no one in Caritas have any judgment whatsover?
And then there is the fawning nonsense over at the ACBC blog such as this:
"Minister Rudd is the champion and architect of Australia’s big picture battle to reduce global poverty. He has overseen a progressive and innovative drive to improve delivery of in-country programs and built a much stronger relationship between the Government and aid and development agencies."
Give me a break.
Well, that's one charity I won't even consider supporting in future.
**Fans of Mr Rudd will also enjoy today's story about his miraculous new-found love for his alma mater Marist. His two years at Marist College in Brisbane, as a charity student following the death of his father, had previously been expunged from his CV. And but a few years ago on ABC Radio he reportedly declared that 'his memory of Marist College was of ''tough, harsh, unforgiving institutional Catholicism of the old school'". As Prime Minister he refused an invitation to open a new science block named for his old headmaster.
Now, however, serendipitously given the school's location in a key, hotly contested electorate, he apparently remembers finding happiness there...So moved by the occasion was he, that he uploaded a youtube clip (I have to admit I couldn't stomach more than a few seconds of it myself...).