President George W. Bush's "faith-based" initiative has drawn plenty of opposition. Moderate and progressive religious and political leaders have argued that the president's agenda violates the First Amendment and politicizes religious work.
Now, a staunchly conservative voice has joined the chorus of criticism.
The Rev. Robert A. Sirico, a Roman Catholic priest and president of the Acton Institute, says he would "rather see a president rally people to give more to charity than rally voters to support government programs that go to religious organizations...."