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  • 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, Compańeros, 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 Compańeros’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...
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development -- Reform or Bust

    11/10/2011 7:36:13 AM PST · by schmootman · 1 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 11/9/11 | Rey Flores
    For many years now, Catholics across America have been asked by their local parishes to contribute to a variety of causes, mostly to help the less fortunate. As Catholics we are called to live the gospel and to practice the corporal works of mercy. This includes aiding those who are in need of basic necessities: from food and shelter to clothing and education. The Catholic Church is indeed the largest charitable organization on the planet. While many Catholic charitable activities have done and continue to do good work on behalf of the poor, there are a number of specific efforts...
  • 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....
  • US bishops’ conference strongly criticizes CCHD critics

    11/08/2011 5:14:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies · 2+ views
    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is offering unusually strong and public criticism of critics of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the USCCB’s controversial anti-poverty program. “Despite significant progress, some things don’t change,” said Bishops Jaime Soto and Stephen Blaire in a memo to all US bishops. “The American Life League continues to attack CCHD and the USCCB. Judie Brown, Michael Hichborn and the American Life League (ALL) continue to recycle allegations that CCHD funds many organizations that are in conflict with Catholic teaching.” “In one case, a clear violation occurred after the grant was approved...
  • Moral Theologian Reviews CCHD Grants

    11/02/2011 7:15:45 AM PDT · by schmootman · 18 replies
    ReformCCHDNow.com ^ | 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: http://www.christendom.edu/academics/faculty-marshner.php.
  • Social Injustice -- The New Michael Voris Video on CCHD Corruption

    11/02/2011 6:51:23 AM PDT · by schmootman · 8 replies
    RealCatholicTV.com ^ | 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
    http://brokenpathbook.com/ ^ | 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...
  • Marxism, Abortion among CCHD’s Poverty Strategies

    10/19/2011 4:11:25 AM PDT · by magdalen
    Acton Institute ^ | October 19, 2011 | Magdalen
    Marxism, Abortion among CCHD’s Poverty Strategies The American Life League has released an investigative report on the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development, which, it turns out, has been funding dozens of thoroughly unchristian organizations in its fight against domestic poverty. Catholics in the pews who have given to the annual CCHD collection might not be happy to learn that the program’s efforts are frequently right out of line with it’s “fight poverty: defend human dignity” slogan. At Acton, we believe that in the long run, the poor are harmed by patronizing aid schemes that,...
  • 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,...
  • New Report on 2010-2011 CCHD Grants Released

    10/03/2011 2:18:06 PM PDT · by Columbo · 4 replies
    Reform CCHD Now ^ | 10/3/2011 | Reform CCHD Now Coalition
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Background 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%...
  • No reform in sight yet for the CCHD

    09/29/2011 6:06:54 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies
    EnerPub ^ | Janet Baker | Janet Baker
    After the nation’s Catholic bishops were embarrassed by the very public scandals of ACORN, they vowed to reform the CCHD’s grant-making process.  The ostensible aim was to ensure that recipients of Catholic monies did not engage in activities inimical to Catholic moral principles, or partner with other organizations that engage in such contrary practices.   We were subsequently assured afterwards that the necessary steps had been taken to preserve the integrity of our Catholic donations.  Sadly there is cause to doubt the efficacy of such reforms – if indeed it can be said that such reforms actually existed.  I’d suggest to...
  • Is the Catholic Campaign for Human Development funding the Culture of Death?

    09/27/2011 8:32:04 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies
    Spero News ^ | September 27, 2011 | Stephanie Block
    After more than 40 years of the (Catholic) Campaign for Human Development’s preaching about the need for systemic change, we get it. If we want a world in which the dignity of every human person is respected, from the moment of conception until natural death, the “system” under which we live has to be reordered. Pope John Paul II called this present system a “culture of death” and that’s a good name for an entire fabric of institutions and programs that take it for granted that certain humans are invisible and dispensable. The most dispensable among us are the children...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Head of Catholic Campaign for Human Development Was Key Official in Pro-Death Campaign

    01/25/2011 6:09:05 AM PST · by schmootman · 9 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | Matthew Archbold
    While the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has come under well deserved scrutiny for supporting groups such as ACORN and groups with ties to promoting abortion, CMR has uncovered that Ralph McCloud, while heading the CCHD in 2008, was simultaneously working as a highly placed campaign official for a pro-choice politician seeking to unseat a pro-life politician. As you likely know, CCHD is the bishops' anti-poverty program which funds community organizing and economic development projects and has been at the center of a number of controversies. Ralph McCloud was named head of the CCHD in November 2007. In his...
  • Head of CCHD Worked For Pro-Choice Campaign

    01/19/2011 7:43:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 1/19/11 | Matt Archbold
    While the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has come under well deserved scrutiny for supporting groups such as ACORN and groups with ties to promoting abortion, CMR has uncovered that Ralph McCloud, while heading the CCHD in 2008, was simultaneously working as a highly placed campaign official for a pro-choice politician seeking to unseat a pro-life politician. As you likely know, CCHD is the bishops' anti-poverty program which funds community organizing and economic development projects and has been at the center of a number of controversies. Ralph McCloud was named head of the CCHD in November 2007. In his...
  • Outspokenly pro-life, pro-family bishop new head of US Bishops’ beleaguered CCHD

    11/25/2010 10:35:34 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 25, 2010 | Patrick B. Craine
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has appointed a prelate with a strong reputation for defending the Church’s teachings on life and family to head the beleaguered Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, who, for example, is known to lead prayerful processions to abortion facilities, will be charged especially with overseeing the implementation of the organization’s recently-launched “review and renewal”. In a USCCB press release, the bishop said he is “honored” to have been entrusted with the position by his brother bishops.  “CCHD has been an important national...
  • Is the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Experiencing a 'Schism' Over CCHD?

    11/20/2010 5:57:24 AM PST · by gocatholic · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Lisa Graas ^ | 11/19/2010 | Lisa Graas
    A troubling headline at the Cincinnati Enquirer: Schism develops over Catholic campaignA 'schism' is a clear break in the Church as a response to heresy. 'Heresy' is a clear rejection of a dogma of the Church. Rich Leonardi, of Ten Reasons, is quoted: "The groups funded are consistently highly political and always political in one direction." And... "You end up with these very hard left groups with a very partisan agenda." Does that indicate a charge of 'heresy'? It's debatable. Tony Stieritz, director of social action at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, whose office Mr. Leonardi claims "sponsored a talk by a...
  • US Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Arm Awarded Grant to Pro-Abort Group Despite Warnings (Cath Caucus)

    11/13/2010 1:16:39 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 13, 2010 | Patrick B. Craine
    CHICAGO, Illinois, November 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The national office of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) awarded a grant in 2010 to a Chicago-based group, despite the local CCHD branch’s strong warnings that the organization in question coordinated a school-based health program that provides contraception and refers for abortions. The decision to award the grant was made even as CCHD was faced with calls for a boycott over its funding practices, and in the midst of an effort at reform.The Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP), a community organizing project focusing on a wide range of issues such as anti-violence,...
  • Report: ‘Real Reform’ at Chicago CCHD Being Dismantled (Catholic Caucus)

    11/12/2010 1:48:17 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 12, 2010 | Patrick B. Craine
    Priest says it is insulting for grantees to be asked whether they advocate for abortion or same-sex “marriage” CHICAGO, Illinois, November 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Facing pressure from the old guard at the local and national level, the Chicago branch of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has begun dismantling the “real reform” that earned it so much praise from pro-life groups in the summer.“Despite the attempts made by some well-intentioned individuals in the Archdiocese of Chicago's CCHD, the powers-that-be at the USCCB and some local bishops and priests have plans to return to the national CCHD's guidelines with this...
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development Promotes Pro-Abortion Group

    11/07/2010 8:53:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 11/4/2010 | Steven Ertelt
    The Catholic Campaign for Human Development faces renewed criticism from pro-life advocates who say it is promoting a prior pro-abortion grantee, and doing so in a document intended to set a new course for the embattled funding organization.The Reform CCHD Now (RCN) coalition, a collection of various pro-life groups with a Catholic mission, has released a report detailing multiple problems with the Coalition of Imokalee Workers (CIW). CIW is the featured in a document intended to outline the review and renewal of the CCHD program.   CIW has not been awarded another grant yet, but could be, and the coalition...
  • Reform Coalition Finds Radical Group Featured in CCHD Renewal Document

    11/07/2010 6:11:57 AM PST · by schmootman · 1 replies
    www.reformcchdnow.com ^ | Reform CCHD Now Coalition
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Reform CCHD Now (RCN) coalition (www.reformcchdnow.com) has released a report detailing multiple problems with the Coalition of Imokalee Workers (CIW), the first grantee featured in a document intended to outline the review and renewal of the controversial Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). “The very idea that the CCHD would praise CIW in a document that apologizes for funding pro-abortion, pro-homosexual organizations in the past and promises to make a stronger effort to avoid doing so in the future undermines their credibility,” said Michael Hichborn, lead researcher for RCN member American Life League. “If CCHD can’t...
  • Acknowledging mistakes, CCHD leaders pledge new fidelity to Catholic principles

    10/27/2010 8:39:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 1+ views
    CNA ^ | Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Acknowledging mistakes, CCHD leaders pledge new fidelity to Catholic principles Bishop Roger Morin Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2010 / 05:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) launched a program of “review and renewal” on October 26, acknowledging mistakes and pledging to uphold “Catholic principles” in all future decisions.The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' CCHD subcommittee, Bishop Roger Morin, spoke to reporters in an Oct. 26 conference call. He was joined by the bishops' Executive Director for Justice, Peace and Human Development John Carr, and by CCHD director Ralph McCloud. They...
  • Catholic Caucus: Newspaper Livid over Losing CCHD Funding – for Referring Planned Parenthood

    09/21/2010 4:36:09 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 20, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Monday September 20, 2010 Newspaper Livid over Losing CCHD Funding – for Referring Planned Parenthood By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Street Roots, a Portland-based non-profit newspaper dedicated to serving the homeless and the poor, has expressed outrage that it is losing the support of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), because it referred people to Planned Parenthood in the health care section of its “Street Root’ Rose City Resource” booklet. “The message from CCHD managers at the Portland Archdiocese, although supportive of the booklet’s overall mission, was made clear in terms of funding:...
  • Missouri Diocese: Axe All Community Organizing Groups from CCHD

    08/31/2010 2:16:57 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | August 31, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Tuesday August 31, 2010 Missouri Diocese: Axe All Community Organizing Groups from CCHD By Kathleen GilbertKANSAS CITY, Missouri, August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) prepares to receive a report on the controversial funding practices of their anti-poverty arm, one diocese has proposed a plan to cut off the group's shadier associations. The diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph also suggested in a Monday post on its Catholic Key blog that its plan to reform the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which it has implemented on a local level, could be used as...
  • Catholic Caucus: Pro-Life Groups Praise ‘Real Reform’ at Chicago CCHD

    08/09/2010 10:49:36 AM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 6, 2010 | By Patrick B. Craine
    Friday August 6, 2010 Pro-Life Groups Praise ‘Real Reform’ at Chicago CCHD By Patrick B. CraineCHICAGO, Illinois, August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-life groups are rallying behind the Chicago branch of the Catholic Campaign Human Development (CCHD), praising the organization for instituting real reform that they say should be taken as an example by CCHD nationwide.CCHD, the U.S. bishops’ domestic anti-poverty program, has come under intense fire in the last year after reports that they have been funding numerous groups that promote abortion, contraception, same-sex “marriage” or other activities at odds with Catholic teaching.But the Chicago diocesan office “went...
  • Change Catholics Can Believe In: An Analysis of Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    06/05/2010 10:15:30 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 132+ views
    speroforum.com ^ | Thursday, June 03, 2010 | Stephanie Block
    Change Catholics Can Believe In: An Analysis of Catholic Campaign for Human Development   Thursday, June 03, 2010 Stephanie Block   It isn’t a mere few weeks before the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection but rather the season during which new grants are under consideration. What better time for another report from the American Life League (ALL) about the plethora of CCHD grants that have, in the past, violated Church teaching and fundamental moral principles by funding organizations with powerful pro-death affiliations? The American Life League’s full report can be read at its website. This report looks at...
  • Full Report on Catholic Campaign for Human Development Corruption

    06/01/2010 12:16:32 PM PDT · by schmootman · 1 replies · 196+ views
    Reform CCHD Now Web Site ^ | 6/1/10 | Michael Hichborn
    Reports of CCHD Grantee Malfeasance Sent Directly to Bishops Ahead of Upcoming Meeting Washington, DC (01 June 2010) – The Reform CCHD Now coalition (RCN) announced today that detailed reports on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) were recently sent to each bishop and diocesan pro-life director in the U.S. These reports document problems that have yet to be addressed by the CCHD, regarding the nature and activities of many CCHD grantees. Compiled by Michael Hichborn of American Life League (ALL) and Robert Gasper of Bellarmine Veritas Ministry (BVM), the reports show that almost...
  • Eighth U.S. Bishop Severs Ties with Anti-Poverty Arm, CCHD

    04/27/2010 9:13:42 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 269+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Monday April 26, 2010 | Patrick B. Craine
    Monday April 26, 2010 Eighth U.S. Bishop Severs Ties with Anti-Poverty Arm, CCHD By Patrick B. CraineGREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, April 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Bishop Lawrence Brandt of Greensburg, Pennsylvania announced Thursday that his diocese will no longer support the U.S. bishops' domestic anti-poverty arm, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), because the national organization has funded groups that promote activities contrary to Catholic teaching.Speaking at a fundraising dinner for Catholic Charities of Greensburg, the bishop announced his plan to develop a Diocesan Poverty Relief Fund to support the poor locally with funds that had previously been sent to...
  • Cardinal George to Honor Father Pfleger

    04/07/2010 7:22:09 AM PDT · by schmootman · 22 replies · 594+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 4/7/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    CHICAGO, April 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Archdiocese of Chicago's Office for Racial Justice has announced that Fr. Michael Pfleger, the notoriously controversial priest who has been a prominent supporter of pro-abortion politicians, including President Barack Obama, will be honored at the office's anniversary event in April. Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who is president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, has approved of the honor and will preside at the event. Fr. Michael Pfleger, the pastor of Saint Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago, was listed as a planned recipient of the Racial Justice Lifetime Achievement award at an...
  • Chicago Archdiocese Awards Father Pfleger its Lifetime Achievement Award

    04/06/2010 1:34:28 PM PDT · by schmootman · 8 replies · 497+ views
    CatholicVoteAction.org ^ | 4/06/10 | Thomas Peters
    Why on earth is the Archdiocese of Chicago giving Father Michael Pfleger a lifetime achievement award? He is a disastrously disobedient priest who has been a thorn in Cardinal George’s side (and an embarrassment for the Church) for years. An AmP reader refreshes our memory: Fr. Pfleger is the same priest who was (temporarily) suspended for joining with a crowd threatening to “snuff out” a gun shop owner. He’s a pal of race-baiter Rev. Wright (of Obama fame). He gave that (in)famous anti-Hillary tirade during the ‘08 primaries. Michelle Malkin includes more links to Pfleger’s outrageous activities. I don’t share...
  • Four US Bishops Did Not Take up Collection for Embattled CCHD

    03/21/2010 12:19:16 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies · 364+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | November 23, 2009 | Patrick B. Caine
      Goal: $45,000. Donations received: $29,530. Monday November 23, 2009 Four US Bishops Did Not Take up Collection for Embattled CCHD TODAY'S HEADLINES   |   SEND NEWS TIPS   |   DONATE SHARE:  E-MAIL   PRINT      By Patrick B. CraineWASHINGTON, D.C., November 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - While many U.S. bishops have publicly acknowledged problems with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) has confirmed that at least four bishops opted to not take up this year's national collection.A controversy has erupted in the U.S. Church in recent weeks after evidence came to light showing that numerous CCHD grantees have promoted issues...
  • Bishops Publish Sacrilegious "Stations of the Cross"

    03/12/2010 5:32:40 AM PST · by schmootman · 12 replies · 540+ views
    Reform CCHD Now Web Site ^ | 3/12/10 | schmootman
    The Stations of the Cross is an ancient Christian devotion centered on the Passion of Jesus. Its origins date back to the fourth century. As pilgrims headed to the Holy Land, they actually retraced JesusÂ’ steps from Pontius PilotÂ’s court to the place of the Crucifixion. Various forms of the Stations of the Cross, different prayers, reflections, and contemplations, have existed throughout the ages. The focus of these prayers has always been on the Passion of Christ and the thoughtful reminder that we are all sinners in need of redemption; that is until this year. This year, the Catholic Campaign...
  • Finally, A Bishop Stands Up To CCHD

    02/27/2010 5:37:59 AM PST · by schmootman · 4 replies · 674+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 2/27/10 | schmootman
    By Patrick B. Craine GREEN BAY, Wisconsin, February 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop David Ricken from the Diocese of Green Bay has decided not to take up a collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) this year, reports the diocesan paper The Compass. Bishop Ricken is the seventh bishop confirmed thus far to have decided against taking up the collection for the national CCHD since the controversy over the organization erupted again this fall. "There have been some questions about programs that have received funding from CCHD," chancellor and vicar general Fr. John Doerfler told The Compass. "That,...