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  • Judie Brown Responds to CCHD Flim-Flam Man

    11/10/2011 7:24:50 AM PST · by schmootman · 2 replies
    American Life League ^ | 11/9/11 | Judie Brown
    Imagine buying an apple from an orchard, biting into it, and discovering that the apple is full of worms. You’d be upset, wouldn’t you? In fact, you’d probably take the apple to the farmer, point out that the apple is full of worms, show him your receipt, and ask for a refund. Now imagine that instead of making amends, the farmer started telling you about how his staff is thoroughly committed to picking only the best apples and that his orchard has a rigorous policy in place to make sure that apples with worms are not sold from his orchard....
  • At Long Last, The Threshold: US' Ad Limina Begins (Catholic Caucus)

    11/04/2011 2:18:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | November 4, 2011
    Seven years since the American hierarchy last made its required Quinquennial Visit to the Holy See, the bench's first ad limina of B16's pontificate began earlier today -- three days ahead of schedule -- as the Pope received 13 prelates of New England's Region I in private audience. While Benedict will meet with each of the bishops over the next week, this morning's Apartment-bound group was led by the area's top cleric, Boston's Cardinal Séan O'Malley OFM Cap., joined by his five active auxiliaries. Likewise on the Opening Day audience slate were Bishops George Coleman of Fall River, Salvatore...

    11/03/2011 6:59:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | not given | Taken from "Lives of Saints", Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.
    SAINT CHARLES BORROMEO ARCHBISHOP, CARDINAL 1538-1584 Feast: November 4 Among the great reformers of the troubled sixteenth century was Charles Borromeo, who, with St. Francis of Loyola, St. Philip Neri, and others, led the movement to combat the inroads.   His father, Count Gilbert Borromeo, was a man of piety and ability, and his mother was a member of the famous Medici family of Milan, sister of Angelo de Medici, later to become Pope Pius IV. The second of two sons in a family of six children, Charles was born in the castle of Arona on Lake Maggiore, on...
  • Moral Theologian Reviews CCHD Grants

    11/02/2011 7:15:45 AM PDT · by schmootman · 18 replies ^ | October 13, 2011 | W. H. Marshner, STD
    Dr. William H. Marshner, professor of Theology at Christendom College, thoroughly reviewed the contents of this report on grants fron the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Dr. Marshner's list of accomplishments and credentials can be found here:
  • Social Injustice -- The New Michael Voris Video on CCHD Corruption

    11/02/2011 6:51:23 AM PDT · by schmootman · 8 replies ^ | Nonember 1, 2011 | Michael Voris
    Under the pretense of fighting poverty and injustice, the USCCB-run Catholic Campaign for Human Development has disfigured Catholic Social teaching to make it nothing more than a tool to help promote sexual immorality and Communism.
  • The Broken Path: How the Catholic Bishops got lost in the weeds of American politics.

    10/26/2011 6:38:15 AM PDT · by schmootman · 10 replies ^ | 11/19/11 | Judie Brown
    Appointed twice by Pope John Paul II and again by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Academy for Life, renowned pro-life leader Judie Brown's bold new book The Broken Path reveals the political intrigue and challenges faced by and at times caused by the hierarchy of America's Catholic Church. After five years of exhaustive research, whether heaping praise or burning coals, The Broken Path makes clear not only what can be done, but what must be done to restore our nation's character, to return our society to a Culture of Life, and to reclaim both the Church and country that...
  • The Flim-Flam Bishops Strike Again

    10/26/2011 4:49:59 AM PDT · by schmootman · 5 replies
    Spero News ^ | 10/11/11 | Stephanie Block
    “Substance” ought to be meaty. Against the 210 pages of a report issued by American Life League (ALL)[i] documenting scores of Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grantees that violate, in one form or another, CCHD’s own grant guidelines, CCHD issued a page-long press release[ii] and an accompanying one-page “enclosure.” [iii] The fact that this preemptive rebuttal was issued on September 28, 2011, several days before the ALL Report was released on October 3, 2011, may account for the paucity of its self-defense but, then again, it may not. As we have done with prior CCHD communications, here is a...
  • Catholic Bishops' Debauchery Continues

    10/05/2011 8:18:57 AM PDT · by schmootman · 6 replies
    Spero News ^ | October 4, 2011 | Stephanie Block
    Catholic Campaign on Human Development: The American Life League Report on links to abortion groups Part 3 in a series by investigative journalist Stephanie Block on the involvement of Catholic bishops with leftist and pro-abortion groups. In a long and lengthening list of frustrations over the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), one certainly has to be its response to criticism. For 40 years, this “charity” has – deliberately on the part of some folks – hidden its primary objectives and misrepresented its critics. Then, when public outcry has grown too strident, it has staged mock “reforms.” The most recent...
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development Corruption Continues Unabated

    10/05/2011 5:22:50 AM PDT · by schmootman · 18 replies · 1+ views
    American Life League / Reform CCHD Now ^ | October 4, 2011 | Michael Hichborn (American Life League)
    CCHD 2010 - 2011 Grants Report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Background For a number of years, there has been concern with the grants that CCHD distributes. There have been specific complaints that a 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,...
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development's Misuse of Funds Continues with 2010 Grants

    08/09/2011 10:29:01 AM PDT · by schmootman · 7 replies
    Catholics United for the Faith, St. Gregory VII Chapter ^ | August 9, 2010 | Catholic United for the Faith, St. Gregory VII Chapter
    Catholic Campaign for Human Development Update – May, 2011 Extensive research by reform groups during 2009 and 2010 revealed that dozens of Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grants were going to organizations which either directly or indirectly opposed Church teaching. An in-depth analysis of CCHD’s mission, strategies and actions, conducted in March, 2011 by the St. Gregory VII Chapter of CUF, shows that no sustainable progress has been made to reform CCHD in the last year. We believe that CCHD’s mission statement is fundamentally flawed, and as a result, the Catholic Church is spending millions of dollars each year...
  • Debt Deal's Biggest Losers - the Bishops

    08/07/2011 11:28:40 AM PDT · by schmootman · 10 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | August 2, 2011 | Pat Archbold
    Matters of grave importance could and should prompt bishops to weigh in on politics to make sure that inviolable principles are not violated. The basic rights to life and liberty come to mind. So in this vein, when many bishops weighed in on Obamacare and the plan to fund abortions with taxpayer dollars, some bishops rightfully spoke up to defend life. That is a principle worth defending. But when bishops speak up to defend federal programs from having the future rate of growth cut in extremely modest ways as a way to just begin to address the serious issue of...
  • Whom Would Jesus Indebt?

    08/07/2011 5:56:28 AM PDT · by schmootman · 20 replies
    CASE (Christians for a Sustainable Economy) ^ | August 2, 2011 | CASE (Christians for a Sustainable Economy)
    Dear President Obama, Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner, Recently, in the midst of the debt-ceiling crisis, a group calling themselves the “Circle of Protection,” led by Jim Wallis of the activist group Sojourners, met with you and your staff to claim that biblical mandates preclude limits to federal programs for low-income people. The Circle includes representatives of the National Association of Evangelicals, Bread for the World, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Wallis and the “Circle of Protection” do not speak for all Christians. However laudable their intentions, the consequence of their action is to provide a religious...
  • Rise of the Evangelical Catholic Bishops (Gospel without compromise replaces Catholic Lite)

    07/21/2011 7:05:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/21/2011 | George Weigel
    When Pope Benedict XVI appointed the archbishop of Denver, Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M.Cap., as the new archbishop of Philadelphia on July 19, the usual suspects were trotted out to say the usual things that the usual suspects say. Thus David Clohessy of SNAP, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, continued his nine-year rant against the Catholic Church by pronouncing Chaput’s record on abuse (which virtually everyone else finds admirable) “dismal.” But then David Clohessy would likely have found St. John Chrysostom, St. Charles Borromeo, or Chaput’s 19th-century predecessor in Philadelphia, St. John Neumann, “dismal,” because if you’re the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: COLLEGIALITY, 06-28-11

    06/28/2011 10:04:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 06-28-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):COLLEGIALITY The bishops of the Roman Catholic Church, united under the Pope as an episcopal community. According to the Second Vatican Council, "St. Peter and the other Apostles constitute a single apostolic college. In like manner, the Roman Pontiff, Peter's successor, and the bishops, successors of the Apostles, are linked together" (Constitution on the Church, III, 21). This community of Pope and bishops, and the bishops among themselves, was created by Christ and therefore belongs by divine right to the nature of the Church he founded. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's...
  • The Need of Zeal

    04/27/2011 10:36:44 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    The Evangelization Station ^ | 1938 | Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen
    The Need of Zeal Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen "I Thirst.” The Fifth Word from the Cross The cry, "I thirst," refers not to physical thirst. It was His soul that was burning and His Heart that was on fire. He was thirsting for the souls of men. The Shepherd was lonely without His sheep; the Creator was yearning for His creatures; the First-born was looking for His brethren. All during His life He had been searching for souls. He left heaven to find them among the thorns; it mattered little if they made a crown of, them for...
  • Chaput: Bishops Must Speak United on Politicians, Abortion

    04/15/2011 4:08:38 PM PDT · by julieee · 5 replies ^ | April 15, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Chaput: Bishops Must Speak United on Politicians, Abortion Washington, DC -- When Catholic politicians push for abortion without impunity, Catholic faithful are often left wondering why Church leaders don't do more to bring up their actions as out of step with Catholic teachings. One leading bishop is explaining why.
  • US Bishops: Military Intervention In Libya "Appears To Meet" Key Just-War Standard

    03/29/2011 3:52:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | March 29,2011 | CatholicCulture
    Military intervention in Libya, in the judgment of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), “appears to meet” the just-cause criterion of Catholic teaching on just war. The USCCB, however, cautioned that it has “refrained from making definitive judgments” in light of “many prudential decisions beyond our expertise.” “In Catholic teaching the use of force must always be a last resort that serves a just cause,” Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, wrote in a letter to National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon. “The Catechism of the Catholic Church limits just...
  • Japanese bishops to set up center to coordinate operations in Sendai

    03/16/2011 12:48:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    cns ^ | March 16, 2011
    ROME (CNS) -- Japanese church officials are setting up an emergency center to coordinate humanitarian aid operations in Sendai, the area most devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The center will be managed by Caritas Japan and will draw on the resources of numerous Catholic volunteers who have come forward in the wake of the disaster, the Vatican missionary news agency Fides reported. Japan's bishops, meeting in Sendai March 16, decided to establish the center and initiate additional relief efforts under the supervision of Caritas. "The biggest buildings in Sendai withstood the very strong earthquake. The greatest damage...
  • The Lion of Munster

    03/09/2011 1:41:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    American Catholic ^ | Sunday, March 6, 2011 A.D. | Donald R. McClarey
    The Lion of Munster Sunday, March 6, 2011 A.D. | Author Donald R. McClarey Neither praise nor threats will distance me from God.Blessed Clemens von GalenThe Nazis hated and feared Clemens August Graf von Galen in life and no doubt they still hate and fear him, at least those now enjoying the amenities of some of the less fashionable pits of Hell. Going into Lent, I am strongly encouraged by the story of Blessed von Galen. I guess one could come up with a worse situation than being a Roman Catholic bishop in Nazi Germany in 1941, and confronting...
  • The Role of the Catholic Bishops in the Wisconsin Mess (Vanity)

    02/28/2011 6:05:52 AM PST · by schmootman · 37 replies
    2/28/11 | Schmootman
    I thought it might be helpful to show the chronology of the bishops' role in the budget debate in order to help you form an opinion about their conduct. We can come to different conclusions about their motivation, but the results of their actions are matters of fact. BOTTOM LINE: I am not aware of any Republican legislator or conservative commentator who has tried to use the bishops' statements as evidence that the bishops support the Republican position, and I'm sure they would have if the wording of those statements seemed to support their position. Yet, the Democrats have used...