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  • Michael Hichborn: CCHD Offered Me a Grant, Hoped I would Stop Investigating Other Grantees

    12/12/2017 2:37:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Lepanto Institue ^ | December 12, 2017 | Michael Hichborn
    Yesterday, someone forwarded to the Lepanto Institute an email from Ralph McCloud, the Executive Director for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).  McCloud’s email was written to address recent concerns raised by the Lepanto Institute regarding CCHD grants.  You can read McCloud’s email here. In typical fashion, McCloud never actually addressed any specific concerns, but stressed the CCHD’s procedure for allegedly ensuring a high standard of accountability.  At the beginning of the letter, McCloud said the following:“In years past, CCHD staff met with Mr. Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute with no positive results.  Additionally, the CCHD Subcommittee asked that...
  • [Catholic Caucus]Your Catholic Week in Review (CCHD Edition!)

    11/24/2017 8:18:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | November 24, 2017 | Michael Hichborn
    Your Catholic Week in Review (CCHD Edition!) Another disastrous CCHD collection nationwide as more and more parishes are dropping "Alinsky Bucks" into the collection plate rather than subsidize the Obama-Soros population control agenda.     This oft-criticized hub for Alinskyite activism is still trapped in a cycle of anti-Catholic political activism to incredibly shady organizations, as the USCCB finally released their list of 2016-2017 CCHD Grantees.  The list is not encouraging in the slightest.   Click here to read the substance of our CCHD overview at the Lepanto Institute.   Meanwhile, the journalists bloggers over at the font of political leftism...
  • Is the Catholic News Service Director Promoting Gay “Rights”?

    04/11/2016 6:15:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 4/11/16 | Steve Skojec
    I’ve often found myself wondering about the bias I see at the Catholic News Service(CNS), which seems to gloss over many of the serious problems in the Church. Today, my friend Michael Hichborn at the Lepanto Institute has a story on CNS Director and Editor in Chief Tony Spence that may help shed some light on the bias of the USCCB’s official news and information service: Tony Spence has been the head of the Catholic News Service since 2004.  Over the last few weeks, Spence has been publishing statements on his own twitter feed, identifying him as the head of CNS, speaking...
  • The Marxist Core of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    11/23/2015 12:00:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Church Militant.com ^ | 11/18/2015 | Michael Hichborn
    The annual national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is this weekend. What many Catholics do not realize is that at the very core of the CCHD is a philosophy of revolutionary leftist ideologies. Over the years, the CCHD has been rightly criticized for funding organizations that are themselves promoting contraception, homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, and socialism. But these issues are only symptoms of an overall thrust that is aimed directly at convincing Catholics to fund Marxist revolution in the United States. The intent of this article, while certainly not exhaustive, is to help Catholics understand how the...
  • What’s Going on at the USCCB? More trouble at CCHD and CRS (Catholic Caucus)

    01/27/2015 2:34:52 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Onepeterfive ^ | January 27, 2015 | STEVE SKOJEC
    As a publisher of a Catholic website, I receive lots of information that may be of interest to readers. Lately, that has included press releases about the activities of USCCB-related organizations like the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).The CCHD has been under scrutiny by pro-life Catholics for about as long as I can remember. The reason? For appropriating funds to groups with records incompatible with the Church’s pro-life teachings. In 2011, 1P5 contributor Pat Archbold revealed that CCHD head Ralph McCloud had, during his first year working for the US bishops, simultaneously served as Treasurer for the campaign of Wendy Davis...
  • Hichborn On CCHD, Cdl Maradiaga And Their Corrupting Influences On The Church

    11/28/2014 5:31:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | NOVEMBER 26, 2014 | Restore DC Catholicism
    Christine Niles of Forward Boldly recently interviewed Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute. Hichborn has done extensive research on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and other socialistic encroachments into the leadership and structure of the Catholic Church. Another corroding element upon which he touched is Cardinal Maradiaga. He focused on Maradiaga's leadership of Caritas International. The interview was extensive so perhaps time did not permit the discussion of other issues regarding Maradiaga; I've touched upon some of these, as you can see in this anthology of blog posts. One of them is the role that Maradiaga played in our recent...
  • Is politics the key to human development? An olfactory question

    06/23/2014 3:07:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 6/23/2014 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    The United States Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development has announced its 2014 grants. Our news story summarizing the grants suggests that a very large number of them fund political advocacy. It would be very interesting to know what percentage. As compared with what? Well, as compared with direct charitable activities in which Catholics help those in need to adopt the values required for human well-being, acquire the education and formation necessary to spiritual and material success, develop the habits and infrastructures necessary for economic and community development, and fund specific initiatives (such as new businesses) which put people to...
  • Milwaukee Archdiocese Paved Way for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin Healthcare

    10/06/2013 4:51:39 PM PDT · by schmootman · 11 replies
    Planned Parenthood Madison East Website ^ | 10/1/13 | Planned Parenthood
    Arise, Children's Community Health Plan, Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative, Molina, United, Unity, WEA Insurance Corp The above health insurance plans include Planned Parenthood as an in-network provider.
  • CCHD Report Recommends, “Be Not Afraid” to Support Pro-abortion Groups

    06/19/2013 5:59:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Rockford, Il – 6-12-2013 – (ProLifeCorner.com) – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, known for funding organizations that support abortion, contraception, and attacks on the family, recently had a report issued on its behalf and signed by former CCHD staff members.The report titled, “Be Not Afraid” claims that in order to continue the mission of social justice organizations that support the murder of babies in the womb, support contraception and the redefinition of marriage, they must and will continue to be given Catholic money.http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/FPL-CCHD-report.pdfThis report is stunning in its ability to completely ignore the mass murder of...
  • How Can One Tell When It's CCHD Collection Time?

    06/12/2013 3:34:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    One answer to that question is "when the CCHD and their supporters start their preemptive screeds against faithful Catholics concerned about their left-wing leanings".  For example, David Gibson of Religion News Service starts his piece by claiming that "conservative activists are threatening the social mission of the Catholic Church... by attacking the Church's flagship anti-poverty program with 21st-century style Catholic McCarthyism."   Of course he refers to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  Obviously Mr. Gibson is unaware that the CCHD, by policy, gives no money to organizations that directly perform the Corporal Works of Mercy.  Perhaps Mr. Gibson...
  • Fmr. Obama advisor is the new leader of a 'Catholic' charity

    11/20/2012 5:30:04 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 19, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The new head of a Catholic philanthropic organization is a longtime Obama advisor and member of the Religious Left. Alexia Kelley has been named CEO and president of the Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA). According to its website, FADICA “reinforces a foundation’s Catholic values, family mission, and faith-based stewardship.” Kelley takes her new position after serving as director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The committee is headed by Joshua Dubois. Like Kelley, Dubois favors an “abortion reduction” strategy focused heavily...
  • Question for the Day Sparked by Thoughts of the Upcoming CCHD Collection

    11/10/2012 10:15:53 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | November 9, 2012 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    In view of the information below about the U.S. bishops' domestic "charity," the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD),  I have a question: Who is more zealous about winning souls?The prince of this world or the U.S. bishops? ____________________________________ IT'S BAAACK...ANNUAL COLLECTION FOR CCHD -NOVEMBER 17-18 In about ten days, most dioceses in the United States will take up the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. For years, researchers have demonstrated that a large portion of the collection goes to Alinskyite community organizing groups that advance abortion, contraception, same-sex activity, and cultural Marxism. In 2010 the controversy alarmed...
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development Funds 74 Anti-Catholic Organizations

    10/25/2012 4:44:26 PM PDT · by schmootman · 2 replies
    ReformCCHDNow.com ^ | 10/24/12 | ReformCCHDNow
    CCHD 2011-2012 Grants Report What follows is a listing of all 74 grantees found to be in violation of CCHD guidelines and Catholic moral teaching. Each grantee is listed by diocese (in alphabetical order), along with codes to indicate the ways in which the grantees are in violation. Each letter code following (DA) indicates ways in which the grantees supported abortion, homosexuality, birth control, or Marxism through direct action. Each letter code following (CO) indicate the grantees indirect support through coalitions. Each letter code following (LE) indicates the actions of the leadership of the organization, which violate Catholic moral teaching.
  • GAMALIEL FOUNDATION DECEIVES CATHOLIC FUNDING AGENCY

    10/23/2012 7:51:38 AM PDT · by Columbo · 9 replies
    Reform CCHD Now ^ | 10/23/2012 | Reform CCHD Now coalition
    GAMALIEL FOUNDATION DECEIVES CATHOLIC FUNDING AGENCY The Reform CCHD Now Coalition (RCN) Uncovers Fraud and Deception By Network of Grantees Receiving Catholic Funds WASHINGTON, DC – The 24 member Reform CCHD Now Coalition (RCN) released its latest report on organizations receiving funds from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). The 2012 report reveals that one of the CCHD’s longest-running grant recipients, the Gamaliel Foundation, attempted to deceive the CCHD regarding its relationship with an organization promoting homosexuality. Beginning in 2010, RCN has investigated organizations receiving funds from the CCHD, reporting on grantees that promote abortion, homosexuality, birth control and...
  • More CCHD Poison

    10/10/2012 4:44:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Les Femmes - The Truth ^ | 10/10/12 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    While hoping that the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will actually be reformed, faithful Catholics are right to remain skeptical. Prudence dictates continued withholding of contributions from this "Catholic" in name only charity that funnels money to so many immoral organizations. Michael Hichborn details the latest head shaker in his article about the Chelsea Initiative, a group that promotes homosexual activism. CCHD actually tried to convince this pro-homosexual group to KEEP their $40,000 grant after the group returned it saying they could not comply with CCHD rules. HUH? Can somebody at CCHD explain this? Sounds like Chelsea has more integrity...
  • Catholic Fund Cuts Off Aid Over Groups’ Affiliations

    07/05/2012 1:36:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04.05.12 | DAN FROSCH
    For three years now, Compañeros, a small nonprofit organization in rural southwestern Colorado, has received thousands of dollars from the Roman Catholic Church to help poor Hispanic immigrants with basic needs including access to health care and guidance on local laws. But in February, the group was informed by a representative from the Diocese of Pueblo that its financing from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops devoted to ending poverty, was in danger. The problem, the diocesan liaison explained, was Compañeros’s membership in an immigrant rights coalition that had joined...
  • Obama's Salary Paid by CCD

    03/08/2012 6:08:19 AM PST · by schmootman · 5 replies
    Better Catholic Giving ^ | 3/7/12 | Rey Flores
    In this election year, we have been confronted with all types of attacks on our Catholic faith. Those attacks have been orchestrated by the current Obama administration and by a number of so-called Catholic politicians. The USCCB bureaucrats and other anti-Catholic entities have led us down the plank and this document posted below is the first of many documents that Better Catholic Giving will be posting to prove that many, many efforts by the Catholic bishops have backfired and are coming back to bite us with the HHS mandate. Because we have allowed many of the peace & justice liberals...
  • Why Do Catholics Keep Funding the Radical Left?

    11/23/2011 2:55:14 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 20, 2011 | Kathryn Scharplaz
    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...
  • Why Do Catholics Keep Funding the Radical Left?

    11/20/2011 8:39:24 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 20, 2011 | Kathryn Scharplaz
    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.
  • Important New CCHD Watchdog Group -- Better Catholic Giving

    11/11/2011 5:10:12 AM PST · by schmootman · 10 replies
    WHAT BCG DOES BETTER CATHOLIC GIVING (BCG) is committed to go beyond important, but limited web-based investigations and just settling for the 'company line' from the CCHD gatekeepers at the USCCB and local (arch)diocesan offices. Their answers haven't sufficed. Hitting the pavement - The BCG will be paying surprise visits to many of the most questionable CCHD-funded organizations, and report our findings right here at the Better Catholic Giving web site. Whenever possible, we will also seek out people who are 'helped' through these CCHD-funded groups to see if they are really 'breaking the cycle of poverty'. This is our...