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  • Catholic Bishops Betray the Faith via Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    02/12/2010 11:41:55 AM PST · by schmootman · 2 replies · 251+ views
    Reform CCHD Now Coalition ^ | 2/12/10 | schmootman
    Reform CCHD Now partners have released two new devastating reports on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, its management in the USCCB, and its grantees. The Goal of the Reform CCHD Now Coalition Our goal has been and continues to be to serve the Church by bringing much-needed, even if inconvenient, truth to the conversation about the CCHD. We have never aimed to embarrass any of our faithful bishops, nor have we tried to shut the CCHD down. We have heard several stories of good work done by CCHD grantees, and we've been contacted by CCHD representatives who support the...
  • Coalition Launches Petition Asking Bishops to End Grants to Pro-Abort Groups

    02/11/2010 1:24:47 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 236+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | February 11, 2010
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 11, 2010 ( – A petition was launched on Wednesday, which asks the U.S. bishops to suspend Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grants. The petition is sponsored by American Life League, Human Life International, Catholic Advocate, Bellarmine Veritas Ministry and Real Catholic TV, members of the Reform CCHD Now coalition (RCN).    The effort comes after repeated calls over the past three months for explanations from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in response to the discovery that CCHD money is being used to support organizations that promote abortion and same-sex “marriage.”   American...
  • CCHD Scandal Picks Up Steam as Bishops React

    02/06/2010 6:48:53 AM PST · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Life Site News ^ | WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2010 | Patrick B. Craine and John-Henry Westen
    Friday February 5, 2010 CCHD Scandal Picks Up Steam as Bishops React By Patrick B. Craine and John-Henry WestenWASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2010 ( – Various offices of the U.S. Bishops Conference (USCCB) have reacted to the two new reports issued by the Reform CCHD Now coalition (RCN) this week, but the reactions, claims RCN, have not addressed the core message of their reports.  While RCN has offered evidence that 31 CCHD grantees are partnered with a pro-abortion and homosexualist group, the Center for Community (CCC), and that two USCCB officials have served on the same group's board, the...
  • CCHD clarifies connection to activist network that opposed Stupak Amendment

    02/03/2010 9:06:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 153+ views
    CNA ^ | Washington D.C., Feb 2, 2010
    Washington D.C., Feb 2, 2010 / 07:48 pm (CNA).- Researchers examining the activities of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and its grantees have raised questions about its connections with a network of community organizing groups involved in homosexual issues and abortion advocacy, including opposition to the Stupak Amendment. The Reform CCHD Now Coalition’s research was primarily conducted by the American Life League (ALL) and adds to the findings of the Bellarmine Veritas Ministry (BVM), a group which has examined CCHD-funded organizations involved in activities contradicting Catholic teaching. One group that the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has come...
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development's Ties Pro-Abortion Group Blasted

    02/02/2010 11:39:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 249+ views
    Life News ^ | February 2, 2010 | Deal Hudson - Printer Friendly Page© V2.0 - CJ Website Designwww.cj-design.comCatholic Campaign for Human Development's Ties Pro-Abortion Group Blasted by Deal HudsonFebruary 2, Note: Deal W. Hudson is the director of the Morley Institute for Church & Culture and, and is the author of Onward, Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States (Simon and Schuster). Email RSS Print More startling evidence has been unearthed about the Catholic Campaign for Human development that shows a disturbing pattern of cooperation between the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and groups that advocate abortion and same-sex...
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development Still Funding Abortion Promoter

    01/11/2010 1:19:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 258+ views ^ | 1/11/10 | Deal Hudson
    Catholic Campaign for Human Development Still Funding Abortion Promoter by Deal W. Hudson    1/11/10 Only a few months ago, it was revealed that the Catholic Campaign for Human Development was funding organizations actively promoting abortion and same-sex marriage. As a result, several organizations were defunded, and the CCHD was declared back on track. But with regard to at least one CCHD grantee, The San Francisco Organizing Project (SFOP), that doesn't appear to be the case. Last fall, Bellarmine Veritas Ministry caught SFOP receiving a $200,000 grant for a clinic offering both birth control and emergency contraception.CCHD and the Archdiocese...
  • Sixth Bishop Didn't Take Up CCHD Collection

    11/30/2009 3:58:06 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 560+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 30, 2009
    TULSA, Oklahoma, November 30, 2009 ( - Bishop Edward J. Slattery of Tulsa, Oklahoma also chose not to contribute to the national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) (LSN) has confirmed, making him the sixth bishop confirmed to have done so.In a letter to the pastors of his diocese, read at Masses on the weekend of the November 21-22 collection, Bishop Slattery informed the faithful that the funds contributed to the CCHD collection would be reserved for use within the diocese.Msgr. Patrick Brankin told LSN that Bishop Slattery made his decision in the week before the...
  • Fifth Bishop Didn't Take Up National CCHD Collection

    11/26/2009 3:07:53 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 580+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 25, 2009 | Patrick B. Craine
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, November 25, 2009 ( - Bishop Victor Galeone of St. Augustine, Florida also decided to discontinue the CCHD collection, has confirmed, bringing the list of bishops who decided against holding this year's collection to five.In a November article for his diocesan magazine, Bishop Galeone explains that he had made this decision in May - many months prior to the controversy that erupted this fall over reports that the CCHD is funding groups that support abortion, contraception, and same-sex "marriage."The bishop lists three reasons for his decision.First, he says, "over the years some CCHD funds were disbursed to...
  • Bishop Bruskewitz on CCHD: Bishop Morin Was a "Bit Too Dismissive" of Concerns

    11/25/2009 5:44:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies · 474+ views
    Lifesite ^ | 11/24/2009 | Patrick B. Craine
    Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska explained in an interview with today his reasons for dropping the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection in his diocese, saying that CCHD head Bishop Roger Morin was "a little bit too dismissive" of concerns brought against the organization. Bishop Bruskewitz is one of four bishops confirmed so far to have chosen not to take up the collection this year for the national CCHD, the USCCB's domestic anti-poverty arm. "We question the ideology of [CCHD]," the bishop explained in the interview, "and ... we are shocked at the scandalous participation with the...
  • Four US Bishops Did Not Take up Collection for Embattled CCHD

    11/24/2009 6:31:04 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies · 591+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 23, 2009 | Patrick B. Craine
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 23, 2009 ( - While many U.S. bishops have publicly acknowledged problems with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), (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 and practices in violation of Catholic teaching, including abortion, contraception, and same-sex "marriage."  In response to the revelations a coalition of Catholic organizations, the Reform CCHD Now Coalition, formed, calling for a boycott of the November 21-22...
  • The CCHD Scandal Gets WORSE!

    11/20/2009 4:31:30 PM PST · by mlizzy · 2 replies · 512+ views
    You Tube/Real Catholic TV ^ | 11-20-09 | Michael Voris
    We recently wrote to you, telling you about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and their historic support for pro-abortion, anti-life, pro-homosexual and pro-prostitution groups. The collection for this fund is this Sunday. Well, it seems as if the news about the CCHD is worse than we suspected. Please, take a few moments to visit this website, and watch the videos and read the articles available there: will be placing more videos and information on this webpage as they become available, so please check back often and tell your friends about this horror. God Bless -- Michael Voris,...
  • A Time to be Heard - What is the CCHD Collection and What Should Our Response Be?

    11/19/2009 10:06:35 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 421+ views
    CE ^ | November 19, 2009 | Mark Armstrong
    Last Sunday, as part of my commentator duties at the close of Mass, I read an announcement reminding parishioners of this SundayÂ’s collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Moments later, I left church with a copy of Our Sunday Visitor in hand. This Catholic weekly newspaper carried an article warning that a number of CCHD grants funded organizations that act against Catholic teaching. The CCHD have given millions of dollars to groups that participate in such things as abortions, promotion of homosexual marriages and some recipients were involved in cases of alleged embezzlement and voter registration fraud.What...
  • CCHD Responds to Its Critics and Chicago Responds to Its Own

    11/19/2009 10:17:51 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 413+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | November 19, 2009 | Deal Hudson
    With its annual collection coming up this Sunday, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is fighting back against the organized effort encouraging Catholics to ignore the collection.   CCHD's woes began last year, when its grants to ACORN were terminated following the allegations of voter fraud and embezzlement brought against them during the 2008 election. Since then, a growing number of other CCHD grantees have been found to advocate either abortion or same-sex marriage -- or both. Rob Gaspar of Bellarmine Veritas Ministry, Stephanie Block of the Catholic Media Coalition, American Life League, and Human Life International have published...
  • Freeper Research Causes CCHD Group To Hang Up On Reporter From Accuracy In Media

    11/19/2009 1:12:14 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 11 replies · 744+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 11-19-09 | Cliff Kinkaid
    "But in another shocking development that adds to the current controversy, a blogger at the Free Republic has uncovered a convicted child pornographer on the staff of a Baltimore group, Alternative Directions, Inc. (ADI), which has received funding from the Baltimore CCHD. The group has received additional funding from the national CCHD for an ADI project called Out for Justice. "I really don't want money from my church collection paying a child pornographer's salary," the blogger said. Michelle Kelly of ADI said, "I don't know," when asked if the staffer in question had been convicted as a child pornographer. The...
  • Conning the conservatives (CCHD Collection this Sunday funds Alinskyite organizations)

    11/19/2009 9:26:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies · 710+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/19/2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Growing up, I always thought Jesus' admonition in the Book of Matthew, "The poor you will always have with you," wasn't meant to be taken literally as a directive to ignore the poor, but that's exactly what a prominent Roman Catholic charity believes. As this Sunday's "second collection" approaches, most Catholics planning to donate to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development probably think their money will be used to help the poor by funding soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Well, the joke's on them. CCHD has never provided direct relief to the poor. That's not its purpose. It is an...
  • The second collection at Catholic Mass this Sunday, Nov 22, goes to ACORN sub group

    11/19/2009 5:46:27 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies · 434+ views
    Staten Island TEA Party ^ | November 19, 2009 | unknown
    The good news is that, as a result of the faithful’s righteous outrage, funds from CCHD no longer go to ACORN. The bad news, however, is that CCHD will still funnel money to leftist groups such as the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing umbrella group, the mission of which is “to bring about social justice and collectively transform our society.” Sound familiar? These are the code words of Socialism. Gamaliel is funded by none other than ultra left wing radical George Soros. See For a thoroughly disgusting video of Gamaliel members praying to Obama, see Go to
  • The Catholic Church: Bought by Soros?

    11/18/2009 8:29:04 PM PST · by blackandgoldfan · 5 replies · 415+ views
    The Right Stuff ^ | November 18, 2009 | Denise Clark
    ...George Soros, an avowed atheist, has been channeling money to certain Catholic groups via his Open Society Institute. The groups receiving funds from Soros have been groups of progressive Catholics who have been on the forefront in the Obamacare debate and the debate on amnesty for illegal aliens.
  • RealCatholicTV says: Defund the CCHD NOW!

    11/18/2009 4:35:34 PM PST · by mlizzy · 1 replies · 265+ views
    YouTube/e-mail ^ | 11-18-09 | Michael Voris
    This Sunday, the USCCB will ask you to give your hard-earned money to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, a charitable fund which has in the past been used to fund anti-life, pro-homosexual and pro-prostitution groups. Before donating money to this appeal, please take a few minutes to watch this video. As Catholics, we should always give alms to the less fortunate – but we should ensure our money is being spent responsibly and never on moral evils such as contraception, abortion, or the promotion of the homosexual agenda. God bless, Michael Voris ~senior executive producer,
  • Whats Wrong With this Picture? (Catholic Campaign For Human Development)

    11/18/2009 2:06:01 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 8 replies · 839+ views
    Catholic Campaign For Human Development 2009 CCHD National and Local Grants From the CCHD website (THIS IS WHO GETS THE MONEY) From the Alternative Directions "Our Staff" web page (THIS IS WHO WORKS AT THE PLACE THAT GETS THE MONEY-CHECK OUT THE GREY HAIR GUY) From the Maryland Sex Offender Registry
  • Reform CCHD Reps Reveal Shocking Evidence Against USCCB Anti-Poverty Arm on EWTN

    11/17/2009 10:16:03 AM PST · by Pope Pius XII · 21 replies · 760+ views
    Lifesitenews ^ | November 16, 2009 | Patrick B. Craine and Steve Jalsevac
    On Friday, EWTN's Raymond Arroyo hosted, on his The World Over program, representatives of Reform CCHD Now, a coalition of Catholic groups calling for reform of the USCCB's domestic anti-poverty arm, Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Arroyo and his two guests presented strong evidence that the CCHD is funding groups that are subverting Catholic teaching. The interview was aired only 9 days before American Catholics will be asked to contribute to the annual CCHD collection on November 22nd. The effort to reform the CCHD began this year with a report in August from the Bellarmine Veritas Ministry (BVM), which...