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Catholic Campaign for Human Development Has Given ACORN $7 Million
Human Events ^ | 11-11-08 | Phyllis Schafly

Posted on 11/21/2008 8:44:13 AM PST by STARWISE

Do you wonder why 2008 election data shows that the majority of Catholics voted for Barack Obama even though his record as Illinois state senator proves him the most pro-abortion candidate who ever ran for president?

Perhaps one answer is that on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, millions of Catholics will again be putting in their church's collection plate their annual donation to what the pre-printed envelope calls "Campaign for Human Development: The Catholic Church working to end poverty and injustice in America; We'll turn your dollars into hope for the poor of our nation."

The generous Catholics who respond to that well-phrased appeal probably think they are making a Good Samaritan gift to provide necessaries to the down-and-out. Most would probably be shocked to learn that the money donated to the Campaign for Human Development (CHD) does not go for charity but for radical Obama-style community organizing.

Over the last 10 years, CHD has given $7.3 million of Catholic-donated dollars to the Saul Alinsky-style group called ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).

When in 1998 some Catholics complained that CHD grants were not used for Catholic charity but were actually funding groups opposed to church teachings, CHD changed its name to Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; alinsky; ayers; catholics; cchd; communityorganizer; communityorganizing; dohrn; fundingtheleft; liberationtheology; machinepolitics; obama; obamatruthfile; obamatruthsquad; radicalleft; rats; rcc; religiousleft; rulesforradicals
Saul Alinsky's son Lee David Alinsky felt compelled to remedy Obama's failure to give proper credit. In a letter to the Boston Globe in August after Obama's open-stadium rally in Denver, the younger Alinsky wrote:

"Obama learned his lesson well. I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday."

Saul Alinsky explained his community organizing tactics in his book "Rules for Radicals." His game plan was to divide the community into the Haves and the Have Nots, make the Have Nots believe they are unjustly treated by the Haves, build resentment against the American social and economic system, use church congregations to mobilize street agitators, and lobby government for higher taxes and big-spending welfare programs in order to confiscate the wealth and power of the Haves and turn it over to the Have Nots.

Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer, "the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom."

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L. David Alinsky's letter to the Boston Globe

1 posted on 11/21/2008 8:44:13 AM PST by STARWISE
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To: nickcarraway; sandyeggo; Lady In Blue; fatima; NYer; ELS; Salvation; elcid1970; RobbyS; ...

~~PING!


2 posted on 11/21/2008 8:50:51 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
It is way past time that these people were forced to pay property taxes.
3 posted on 11/21/2008 8:50:55 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts! Republicans do!)
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To: STARWISE

I have never given a dime to the Campaign for Human Development, after I read a list of their charities the first year they went into business. And I also never give a dime to Catholic Charities, since some of their money goes to good causes and some is diverted to very questionable ones.

Support your parish—the building needs to be heated and maintained. Support your bishop, even though some of the funds may go astray—but we still need to keep the diocese going. But when it comes to charities, donate to the outfits that are really working for good, not the Communist ones.

Giving to Catholic Charities is like giving to the RNC. Some of the money may do some good, but others will go to help RINOs defeat conservatives. Target your donations to REAL Catholic charities and causes, like Priests for Life or the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist (look them up).


4 posted on 11/21/2008 8:53:17 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero; All

Until I get conclusive information from either my church or the archdiocese, I won’t contribute. It’s strangely difficult for me to get that info in 4 tries, especially in light of this:

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Catholic bishops cut all funding to ACORN

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=14309


5 posted on 11/21/2008 8:57:37 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer, "the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom."

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Sick.

6 posted on 11/21/2008 9:05:01 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: STARWISE

Catholic church, pro-abortion and pro-ACORN.

before flaming me the CC has for 35 years done NOTHING to pols who support abortion.


7 posted on 11/21/2008 9:19:48 AM PST by stockpirate ("Tax the rich, till there are rich no more. Tell me where is sanity?" Ten Years After)
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To: STARWISE

Young Alinsky lives in Medfield,MA...a *very* swanky suburb of Boston.One of the richest in state,in fact.Lots of horses in that town...if ya catch my drift.His house is assessed by the town at about $500K which means that it could bring $750K at least.Above is a picture of the house from the Town of Medifield's official website.

I guess that being the son of a Maoist agitator is a pretty profitable deal these days.

8 posted on 11/21/2008 9:32:03 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bin ein beginner")
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To: Gay State Conservative

Medfield is a very nice town. Property taxes must be pretty high.


9 posted on 11/21/2008 9:37:01 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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CCHD Catholic Campaign for Human Development PING


10 posted on 11/21/2008 9:37:23 AM PST by Alex Murphy ( "Every country has the government it deserves" - Joseph Marie de Maistre)
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To: STARWISE

All these religious groups, Catholic and mainstream Protestant, contriibute to all kinds of organizations which are workinig to undermine western civilization.

Lots of the money goes to political activists like ACORN, and others to anti-war, pacifist, and anti-gun groups.

Unless the Christian rank and file wake up, take a stand, stop being sheep, and demnad that their clergy and churches stop this slipping an sliding towards third worldism, our desecedants will be growing up as Muslims.


11 posted on 11/21/2008 9:45:45 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU

Agreed. Catholic, Protestant or Evanagelical money going to groups like ACORN, La Raza, LULAC and others are used to help Islam. This ACORN money will be used to harm Christians and kill babies thorugh unrestricted abortions.


12 posted on 11/21/2008 9:55:39 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: STARWISE

Raymond Arroyo on World Over Last Friday on EWTN that the Bishop in charge of the CAMPAING FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT said that no monies were given to ACORN.

When Arroyo questioned the Bishop, the bishop agreed that while the monies in fact are fungible and could be used for the ACORN project.

The best thing that anybody can do is to not donate to the CAMPAIN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT this Sunday, November 23, 2008.

Since money is fungible, there is a good possibility that the Diocese will assess the parish for the monies that are not collected from their regular collections. There is a precedent for this action in the diocese of Atlanta. When Archbishop Wilton Gregory does not collect enough money for his ANNUAL BISHOPS APPEAL. The Parish is assesed for the monies that are not donated to the Diocese from their regular collections which represents 70% of the weekly collections. Archbishop Wilton Gregory gets 30% of our weekly support to the Parish.

Remember these Bishops and Cardinals with the exception of a few Bishops like Martino nare politicians and they want to advance their careets and be included in the social Cirles like Obama, Ted Kennedy, Bob Casey Jr, and the other Pro Abortion Politicians.


13 posted on 11/21/2008 9:58:45 AM PST by ethics
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To: Cicero

People should never give to feeder charities, the ones that do nothing but redistribute the money to other charities (United Way being the mother load of all beasts). Everyone’s parish should have a food pantry and each Diocese should have a local chapter of St. Vincent de Paul Society for clothing. The only thing Catholic Charities is good for is rental and utility assistance.


14 posted on 11/21/2008 10:08:30 AM PST by neb52
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To: trisham

“Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer, “the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom.”

Only temporarily, though.


15 posted on 11/21/2008 10:30:00 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: STARWISE

I contribute to my parish, to the FSSP, and occasionaly to EWTN. I don’t trust anything else.


16 posted on 11/21/2008 10:50:47 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (RINO = Big government, blue blood, country club Vichy Republicans)
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To: neb52

Agreed. I also stopped giving to United Way many years ago, to the annoyance of my employer. They take their cut before they pass the money on to real charities, and some of the charities they support are very dubious.


17 posted on 11/21/2008 12:10:04 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Looks like $750K doesn’t buy much these days.


18 posted on 11/21/2008 12:18:06 PM PST by XR7
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To: stockpirate
Catholic Church, pro-abortion and pro-ACORN.

Lies.

19 posted on 11/21/2008 12:19:39 PM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: STARWISE

The Church is wondering why 52% of Catholics voted for live birth abortions when the Church is paying for them???


20 posted on 11/21/2008 12:22:54 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: STARWISE

But Saul Alinsky forgot that in the end, THE REAL MESSIAH DEFEATS the enemy.


21 posted on 11/21/2008 12:29:59 PM PST by Biggirl (Apple Macs, The Best!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Petronski

I wish it were lies.

For over 30 the Catholic Church has stood by and said NOTHING when Catholic pro-abortion pols have chanted their chant of death to the unborn. And the Catholic Church did nothing, it has only been recently that they arestarting to take a stand.

We’ll know the church means business when someone like Teddy Kenndy is thrown OUT.

Until then they are supporting abortion, which about 50 percent of Cathloics do, BTW.

and concerning ACORN, well ACORN supports abortion and the church gave them money for years.

The church has been giving the devil his dues to go forth and murder the unborn.


22 posted on 11/21/2008 12:40:36 PM PST by stockpirate ("Tax the rich, till there are rich no more. Tell me where is sanity?" Ten Years After)
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To: stockpirate

The Catholic Church is not pro-abortion. Any claim to the contrary is a lie.


23 posted on 11/21/2008 12:41:38 PM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
52% of Catholics voted for live birth abortions

False.

24 posted on 11/21/2008 12:42:26 PM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; STARWISE
It is a falsehood to say either that 52% of American Catholic voters voted for partial birth abortion, or that the Catholic Church is paying for them.

I assume you are extrapolating from the vote for Obama, in which self-identified Catholics of all races voted in aggregate exactly like the overall U.S. vote of all races (54% Obama, 46% McCain), and white Catholics who go to Mass weekly voted exactly like white Evangelicals: 26% Obama, 74% McCain, according to a Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life analysis.

Likewise the Catholic Church is not "paying for partial birth abortions." The CCHD -- scandalously --- paid $7+ million over the last 10 years to ACORN, but ACORN doesn't do partial-birth abortions, or abortions of any kind. They do Alinsky-style organizing, which is aggravating enough, and they did what they could to gin up voters -- drunk and sober, living and dead --- for Obama, but Planned Parenthood they are not.

So your hyperbole is overheated, ill-targeted, and offensive. Why do you say such things?

25 posted on 11/21/2008 12:58:35 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("It is our choices, far more than our abilities, that show us what we truly are. " -- J.K.Rowling)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

>>Why do you say such things?<<

You don’t really have to ask, do you?


26 posted on 11/21/2008 1:46:22 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: STARWISE

Anyone noticing you really can’t tell the difference between politics and religion anymore? They just say what they want and do what they want. They both will use fear to push you in the direction they want for purely selfish and self serving motives. Amazing how similiar bedfellows will become!!


27 posted on 11/21/2008 2:15:52 PM PST by briarbey b
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To: stockpirate

Other than excommunicating, denying communion and publicly denouncing stupid statements by Pelosi and the likes, what do you want the Church to do?

A Catholic pol who is pro-abort excommunicates himself automatically (Canon law 751, 1364).


28 posted on 11/21/2008 3:03:33 PM PST by littlehouse36 (The electorate has spoken. They want their mommy.)
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To: STARWISE

I read somewhere recently that Catholic Charities isn’t giving any more money to Acorn. A bit late, but welcome all the same.


29 posted on 11/21/2008 3:16:33 PM PST by hershey
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To: stockpirate

Shameful statement.

The Catholic Church is completely pro-life .. ALL life.

The fleeting ideology and practices of man, unacceptably, may not be.

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“Abortion

2270 Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.72

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.73

My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.74

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2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law:

You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.75

God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.”

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a5.htm#I


30 posted on 11/21/2008 3:17:21 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: org.whodat

“It is way past time that these people were forced to pay property taxes.”

I hope so, then the priests would have the free speech to tell the congregation not to vote for antilife candidates (which they already do), but be able to name NAMES (like Obama, et al).


31 posted on 11/21/2008 4:37:43 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: stockpirate

“Catholic church, pro-abortion and pro-ACORN.”

No, they were just too trusting, and did not investigate ACORN well enough.


32 posted on 11/21/2008 4:39:59 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: STARWISE; All

I heard that they will not be contributing to ACORN this year. Does anyone know if that’s true?


33 posted on 11/21/2008 4:42:30 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All; STARWISE

Thread which shows that Bishops cut off ACORN when they found out how corrupt ACORN is:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2135965/posts?page=1


34 posted on 11/21/2008 4:52:12 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Neither my church nor the archdiocese will confirm this.
I’m not contributing unless I get verification.


35 posted on 11/21/2008 6:00:58 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

If they finally do confirm this, please let us know.

It’s so important to get to the bottom of this.


36 posted on 11/21/2008 6:10:09 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: ethics; Salvation
CCHD--Catholic money-laundering operation.

I have an idea: The Penny Protest.

Put one penny in an envelope, with a note, stating that as long as Catholic bishops and priests continue to refuse to speak out and do nothing to excommunicate pro-abortion politicians, they will not get more than that one penny a week.

Four pennies a month should get their attention. Spread the idea around to your Catholic friends!

37 posted on 11/21/2008 11:06:56 PM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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To: STARWISE
Give to a local charity such as your church's Emergency Fund or the Salvation Army this Sunday.

Here are the latest updates on this:

U.S. Bishops Cut All Funding to ACORN, Activities Funded Hard to Determine
Bishop discusses reasons behind cutoff of ACORN funding
Catholic Church drops ACORN funding

38 posted on 11/22/2008 10:08:12 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Cicero
Support your parish—the building needs to be heated and maintained.

And the organ needs to be tuned. PLEASE, don't forget such things. It's an issue in my parish. We don't have the cash to tune and repair a $2 million instrument for less than $5k. There's also the wine, the wafers, sending the vestments to the dry cleaner, etc. Put a request on the memo line on your check if you have to.

39 posted on 11/22/2008 10:13:37 AM PST by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue (I choose virtue. Values change too often).)
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To: Desdemona

Our priest announced after Mass last week that a building inspector had been around and told him that he needed to replace or upgrade the elevator between the main floor and the basement, which is used for coffee, meetings, choir practice, library, and the like. Estimated cost: $50,000. And we’re having problems paying the heating bills or maintaining the cemetery.

He said the church would be “shut down” in a year if it isn’t done. Interesting. How would that play out with the Constitution?

When will people come to their senses and realize that this sort of unfunded government mandate is destroying our country and is no longer affordable?


40 posted on 11/22/2008 10:40:31 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Petronski

That is Obama’s position on abortion.

52% of Catholics voted for him.

There should have been 0% Catholics voting for him, in my opinion.


41 posted on 11/24/2008 12:28:00 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
If you subtract the allegedly "strongly pro-life tight-knit traditional families" Hispanic Catholic vote, then Obama did NOT get a majority of the Catholic vote. It was those "pro-life" Hispanic Catholics that gave him 2/3rds+ of their votes.
42 posted on 11/24/2008 12:31:15 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
"There should have been 0% Catholics voting for [Obama], in my opinion."

You got that right, FReeper FRiend.

43 posted on 11/24/2008 12:59:48 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("It is our choices, far more than our abilities, that show us what we truly are. " -- J.K.Rowling)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

See. We agree. ;)


44 posted on 11/24/2008 1:01:03 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
52% of Catholics voted for him.

Bzzzzt. False.

45 posted on 11/24/2008 1:02:29 PM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: trisham

We now know without a doubt whose side he is on - as if we didn’t before ...


46 posted on 11/24/2008 1:05:23 PM PST by nanetteclaret (Blessed Martyrs of Compiegne, Pray for Us!)
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To: Cicero

***some of the charities they support are very dubious***

Like Planned Parenthood - the country’s largest abortion provider.


47 posted on 11/24/2008 1:09:53 PM PST by nanetteclaret (Blessed Martyrs of Compiegne, Pray for Us!)
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To: STARWISE

bump


48 posted on 09/12/2009 5:20:14 AM PDT by Diago (Will the Obama plan of free taxpayer funded abortions make abortions rare?)
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