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New Report on 2010-2011 CCHD Grants Released
Reform CCHD Now ^ | 10/3/2011 | Reform CCHD Now Coalition

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 2009–2010, 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.

2010–2011 Grantees

In January, 2011, CCHD published its list of 2010–2011 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.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholic; cchd
Wow...just saw this report. It clocks in at 212 pages. Someone has some 'splainin to do.
1 posted on 10/03/2011 2:18:11 PM PDT by Columbo
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To: Columbo

Look who’s promoting abortion, birth control, etc.

Please send a basin of water so the hand washing can begin.

2 posted on 10/03/2011 2:51:58 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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"many of the offending organizations were still on the list, and in fact, others had been ADDED." That is AFTER the internal effort of CCHD.

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...'

3 posted on 10/03/2011 3:02:57 PM PDT by smvoice (The Cross was NOT God's Plan B.)
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To: smvoice

No need. Just defund it. My CCHD envelope goes in the trash every year, for about the last 10.

4 posted on 10/03/2011 6:17:44 PM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: Campion

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.

5 posted on 10/03/2011 6:24:42 PM PDT by smvoice (The Cross was NOT God's Plan B.)
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