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Why Do Catholics Keep Funding the Radical Left?
American Thinker ^ | November 20, 2011 | Kathryn Scharplaz

Posted on 11/23/2011 2:55:14 PM PST by NYer

Every November, including this one, American Catholics -- who constitute approximately 25% of the U.S. population -- are asked to contribute to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).  The Catholic faithful have been told that their donations will go to fight poverty.

Little do most of them realize what their money will actually fund.  CCHD is the brainchild of Saul Alinsky, the "father of community organizing."  Alinsky (1909-1972) had numerous connections in the Catholic community of his native Chicago, some of them nearly as radical as he was.  He helped start CCHD in 1969.

Unfortunately, the benevolent-sounding term "community organizing" has a very specific meaning amongst people working in the Alinsky tradition -- and it's not what you would think.  In fact, a more fitting term would be "community disorganizing."  Alinskyites are trained to go into poor communities and psychologically beat people up until those people have lost all hope for any solutions other than radical change.  Once the people are thoroughly demoralized, and have become passive putty in the activist's hands, that same "organizer" will rile them up, exhorting them to blame all their problems on "the establishment."

The "organizer" then incites the people into "direct action," such as "occupying" banks to demand housing loans for people who are bad credit risks and ordinarily would not qualify.  You may recall that this practice, which became widespread during the '90s, was a major cause of the 2008 housing market collapse that quickly compromised the whole financial system -- with the disastrous economic consequences from which we still suffer.  Regardless of intentions, then, the real-world effects of Alinsky-model organizing are to eliminate jobs, rather than create them; to break families, rather than nurture them; to fracture communities, rather than strengthen them.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: americancatholics; catholic; cchd; romancatholics; saulalinsky
Kathryn Scharplaz, a former leftist activist, is now a practicing Catholic in rural Kansas.  She can be contacted at kscharplaz@gmail.com.
1 posted on 11/23/2011 2:55:19 PM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
All this chaos is, sadly, not too surprising when you consider that Alinsky was the kind of guy who would dedicate his most famous book to the king of chaos. Alinsky's organizing manual, Rules for Radicals, is dedicated to none other than Lucifer -- yes, the devil himself! -- whom Alinsky admiringly described as "the first radical known to man, who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom."
2 posted on 11/23/2011 2:56:19 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Why do Jews keep funding the radical Left? (who hate them BTW)


3 posted on 11/23/2011 3:03:14 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: NYer

The Spirit of Vatican II.


4 posted on 11/23/2011 3:03:31 PM PST by rzman21
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To: NYer

I was always taught that nothing good comes out of the second collection.


5 posted on 11/23/2011 3:10:06 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: NYer

if i answered that question,

my post would be deleted.


6 posted on 11/23/2011 3:10:25 PM PST by ken21
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To: NYer

My parish does not take up any CCHD collection and the CCHD propaganda is nowhere to be found here.


7 posted on 11/23/2011 3:13:24 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: arthurus

Neither does mine.


8 posted on 11/23/2011 3:21:23 PM PST by LimberJim
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Why Do Catholics Keep Funding the Radical Left?
9 posted on 11/23/2011 3:29:17 PM PST by Coleus
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To: NYer
In answer to the question posed by the article title:

The chief reason I can conclude is that most Catholics assume that no matter how corrupt the wolves are that pretend to be shepherds and no matter how lax the leadership is in rooting out and removing these malefactors God will never cast off the Catholic church nor will Christ in judgment say, ‘I never knew you’.

Further Catholics might reason that the misdeeds a few do not undo the good deeds of the many. But is such a reasoning reflective of the thinking of Christ? How can one know if it is or not?

With a new scandal of German bishops knowingly being part of the porno industry a sincere and faithful Catholic might well ask whether claims made by the bishops of being Christ's brothers ring false.

10 posted on 11/23/2011 3:50:24 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: NYer; All

Great post and thread. Thanks.

DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic.

The Law

We hold from God the gift which includes all others. This gift is life — physical, intellectual, and moral life.

But life cannot maintain itself alone. The Creator of life has entrusted us with the responsibility of preserving, developing, and perfecting it. In order that we may accomplish this, He has provided us with a collection of marvelous faculties. And He has put us in the midst of a variety of natural resources. By the application of our faculties to these natural resources we convert them into products, and use them. This process is necessary in order that life may run its appointed course.

Life, faculties, production — in other words, individuality, liberty, property — this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.

Legal Plunder Has Many Names...(excerpt)

Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task.

Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

Much more...(here)...

http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html#SECTION_G003


11 posted on 11/23/2011 4:07:11 PM PST by PGalt
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To: NYer

Indeed! I am very aware of this. Many of us are aware....but there are also many who are UNAWARE.


12 posted on 11/23/2011 4:09:33 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: NYer
Why Do Catholics Keep Funding the Radical Left?

Because they love power. Apostate Catholics are some of the most dangerous people on earth.

13 posted on 11/23/2011 4:25:13 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (guitars and women.)
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To: NYer
I solved the problem of 'iffy' charities by giving ONLY to CATHOLIC charities.

The second collection is ALWAYS explained and the other miscellaneous ones are explained by the visiting priest/nun who hits us up for his or her own mission.

The on-line and mail charities can be VERY easily checked out. I call'em up on the phone.

Hard for anyone to lose with my method.

14 posted on 11/23/2011 5:23:51 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: rzman21

I wish it were only that. More like the spirit of Msgr John Ryan.


15 posted on 11/23/2011 7:36:18 PM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: buccaneer81

Not even money for St. Vincent dePaul in feeding the poor?


16 posted on 11/23/2011 8:18:44 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer
Why Do Catholics Keep Funding the Radical Left?

Why does the GOP keep nominating RINOs?

17 posted on 11/23/2011 8:46:15 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Salvation
Not even money for St. Vincent dePaul in feeding the poor?

There are always a few exceptions, but I would be rich if I had a dollar every time I heard "The Cardinal's Stewardship Appeal" being mentioned as the beneficiary of the second collection.

18 posted on 11/24/2011 8:26:12 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: count-your-change
The chief reason I can conclude is that most Catholics assume that no matter how corrupt the wolves are that pretend to be shepherds and no matter how lax the leadership is in rooting out and removing these malefactors God will never cast off the Catholic church nor will Christ in judgment say, ‘I never knew you’.

Further Catholics might reason that the misdeeds a few do not undo the good deeds of the many. But is such a reasoning reflective of the thinking of Christ? How can one know if it is or not?

IMO most Catholics are self-deluded that the "Radical Left" part of their church is in the minority, when in fact (at least here in America) it's the majority of those in the pews, and in the leadership. How can Catholics claim that their church has 70 million members in the USA, given that the majority of that number votes Democrat, supports leftist causes, and fails to attend mass regularly, unless the leadership agrees that these are legitimate Catholic behaviors?

19 posted on 11/24/2011 9:34:30 AM PST by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: count-your-change
With a new scandal of German bishops knowingly being part of the porno industry a sincere and faithful Catholic might well ask whether claims made by the bishops of being Christ's brothers ring false.

Actually, the Church portfolio that the bishops managed held stock in a mainstream publishing company that happened to have a branch which published porn. Please present your evidence that the bishops "knew" all the activities of a company they invested Church funds in.

20 posted on 11/24/2011 9:42:58 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Alex Murphy
Back when John Kennedy ran for president he took great pains to make sure everyone understood that his political life was quite separate from his religious life and never the twain shall meet..
And no, he wouldn't genuflect when meeting the Pope or kiss the ring, the pescatorio, ring of the fisherman.

And that mantra has apparently been given the same status as separation of church and state in many Catholic voters minds.
How else to understand a state like Massachusetts with Catholics being about a 50% of voters electing staunch supporters of abortion repeatedly?

Consider well Jesuit priest Robert Drinian, congressman from Mass. who never saw a piece of law supporting abortion that he couldn't support and yet was repeatedly elected until he quit running. He was never disciplined for furthering what Catholics consider a grave sin, in fact he went on to teach at Georgetown, dying with honors galore.

Who knows what constitutes “legitimate Catholic behaviors?” if the leaders don't lead and leave the flock to fend for itself?

21 posted on 11/24/2011 10:58:38 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Why not check out LifeSiteNews.com, Nov/2/2011, article,

“German bishops’ company: It’s not porn, just erotica, so we’re suing the ‘slanderers’”


22 posted on 11/24/2011 11:36:54 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: NYer

This is from 2008

http://threshinggrain.blogspot.com/2008/10/more-cchd-acorn-saul-alinsky-obama.html


23 posted on 11/24/2011 7:34:39 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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