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).
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:
Catholic bishops cut all funding to ACORN
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.
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.