In Florida today, President Obama reminded Catholics of his history of partnering with churches during his community organizing days in Chicago.
"My first job in Chicago . . . was working with a group of Catholic churches on the South Side of Chicago in low income neighborhoods," Obama said, reminding the audience that he partnered with Catholics, "to try to figure out how we could improve schools and how we could strengthen neighborhoods and how we could strengthen families."
"I saw that the work that some of these churches did, did more good for people in their communities than any government program could." Obama added.
Obama has come under fire from Catholic bishops after issuing an HHS contraception coverage mandate without exemptions for Catholic organizations.