Skip to comments.New Report on 2010-2011 CCHD Grants Released
Posted on 10/03/2011 2:18:06 PM PDT by Columbo
For a number of years, there has been concern with the grants that CCHD distributes. There have been specific complaints thata significant portion of the grants have been given to organizations working in direct contradiction to Church teaching.
In 2009, American Life League joined with several other concerned organizations to form the Reform CCHD Now Coalition. In March of 2010, the coalition sent a report on CCHD to each bishop, showing that, in 20092010, 51 out of 237 groups receiving CCHD funding either directly or through coalition membership promoted abortion, birth control, homosexuality, and/or Marxism. Thus, 21% ofthe groups funded by CCHD were involved in such work.
As a result of this activity, CCHD conducted an internal effort to revamp its grant process and ensure that all grantees adheredto strict guidelines. The results were published in a CCHD Renewal Document.
In January, 2011, CCHD published its list of 20102011 grantees. At that time, American Life League reviewed the list and was disappointed to see that many of the offending organizations were still on the list and, in fact, others have been added.
The attached report documents that, of the 218 organizations funded by CCHD, 14 are directly involved in activities contrary to Church teaching and 40 are actively involved in coalitions with such activities. Thus, 54 groups (24%) funded by CCHD are involved in anti-Catholic work.
The number, and percentage, of offending organizations has actually INCREASED in the last year from 51 to 54 groups and from 21% to 24%.
These 54 organizations received a total of $1,863,000 of the $7,608,000 distributed in CCHD grants in 2010-2011.
(Excerpt) Read more at reformcchdnow.com ...
Look who’s promoting abortion, birth control, etc.
Please send a basin of water so the hand washing can begin.
I can't wait to see this one defended/explained away.
'We're conducting an internal effort here...could someone please bring a large shredder and trash can...'
No need. Just defund it. My CCHD envelope goes in the trash every year, for about the last 10.
Wouldn’t it make for a more teachable moment if you sent a note back to them in their envelope telling them WHY you are not going to support them? They would at least have to work for the rejection, instead of dismissing the unreturned envelopes as “probable mistaken addresses” or some such other nonsense.