Abp. Burke, the head of the Apostolic signatura is in town this weekend for "The Church Teaches Forum", along with such luminaries as Fr. Benedict Groschel.
He remarked that the Vatican is very aware of President Obama's activities, and such groups as Catholics for Obama, and his appointment of pro abortion "Catholics" to government positions.
The Vatican, according to his remarks, regard this as an attempt by President Obama to drive a wedge between Catholics and the Church as a whole, and are quite worried about it.
I think that there isn't so much as a plan to split the Church, as a series of actions that will have that effect, simply because the Ego of President Obama and the cult of personality surrounding him doesn't allow for criticism to be recieved as anything worthy of notice.
But it's a little telling to me that a spokesperson for Catholics for Obama said that he is in closwer touch with Catholics than the Pope.