Tuesday, November 17, 2009

CATHOLIC LIBERAL WATCH: Do Not Donate To The CCHD Fund This Weekend

H/T goes to Gateway Pundit for this article.
Kathy S. sent this news about the upcoming CCHD drive planned for next weekend at Catholic Churches across the US.

I wonder if you are aware about the rapidly snowballing nationwide campaign AGAINST the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). One week from today, next Sunday, November 22, will be the annual bishops’ collection for CCHD in almost every Catholic church in America.

BIG NEWS is this: A few of the bishops have decided not to take up the collection–because of CCHD’s funding of ACORN, Saul Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation, several other Alinsky-connected groups, many Marxist “social justice” and “social development” groups…
Think about that: On one hand, the bishops are all over Capitol Hill promoting the pro-life Stupak Amendment to the leftist health-care bill; on the other, they’re giving money to leftist groups that promote–surprise, surprise–abortion!

Some of us have been objecting to the ACORN funding for years. It took the Rathke embezzlement scandal to finally get CCHD to cut off ACORN funding last spring. But dozens of other leftist, sometimes blatantly Democrat-Party-building groups have gotten hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions by well-intentioned Catholic parishioners who donated to “help the poor”–not knowing that the bishops were allowing their money to go to such objectionable organizations.

Richard A. Viguerie, a a conservative figure and writer on American politics, has written to other Catholic lay men and women throughout the nation to inform them of the nature of the organizations which are supported by the Campaign for Human Development. His letter is posted today at Christian News Wire:

You probably think you’ve never given money to ACORN and its allies. But if you’ve contributed to the annual November Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) appeal of the Catholic bishops, you’ve done just that.

Each November, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops asks Catholics across the United States to contribute to the CCHD. Until last year, much of this money collected by the bishops’ appeal was funneled directly to ACORN.

Are you going to again let the bishops use your contributions — money that’s intended for charity — to promote extreme left-wing causes such as taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand?

Or are you going to take the ACTION STEPS listed below, to stop charity money from being diverted into causes you (and most Catholics) find abhorrent?

Scandals have forced the bishops to stop funding ACORN directly, but they still fund other groups closely tied to ACORN — groups that have the same aims and that use the same methods to promote a left-wing, extremist agenda.

Catholics are led to believe that their contributions to CCHD are used to help the poor — funding soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other worthwhile projects that provide aid to the least fortunate among us.
In fact, it appears almost none of the money goes to the poor.

Rather, it goes to organizations that engage in “community organizing” to promote a political agenda that many Catholics would find abhorrent, if only they knew. CCHD’s stated goal is “breaking the cycle of poverty,” but CCHD-funding organizations support policies that make it next to impossible for the poor to escape their circumstances.
It’s time for America’s Catholics to rise up, let their voices be heard.

This group of conservative Catholics is urging church members not to participate in the CCHD Drive until the Catholic Church can guarantee that the funds are not going to radical organizations like ACORN that oppose the Catholic church doctrine.

BLACKANDGOLDFAN does a great job of expanding on how the Catholic Church is connected to liberal groups and George Soros. Please go check out her great post at her blog, The Right Stuff.


Opus #6 said...

That's crazy. Why would the Catholic Church want to donate to ACORN. It don't make sense.

blackandgoldfan said...

teresa: I had already planned on keeping my money in my wallet. I'm sick of being sold out to the left by my church. They need to let the people do Christ's work and stay out of the political arena.

Thanks for posting the info, hon!

Barking Spider said...

It's not only the Church that's a problem, Teresa.
There are now so many charities funding their own fat cats' lifestyles before what's left gets to where it's supposed to go and so many FAKE charities set up by lefty governments to fund sinister activities that it seriously harms the charities that ARE doing good work!

Amusing Bunni said...

Don't get me started on the Catholic church! You, my dear friend and some of your wonderful commentors know my story with THEM! I wouldn't donate a moldy piece of dog poo to them if they were starving to death....hee hee.

They are the biggest bunch of liars, hypocrites, spendthrifts, etc. etc. etc.....I better stop now.
The nerve of them. They should save their money for the 160 million they paid out in sex abuse cases in one city alone...scumbags! There, my rant is done (here). God Bless you all. Read your bibles, don't believe in fraudulent, man made institutions dirtier than mud in the 7th circle of hell...ooops more rant! I've an endless supply, ha ha

Teresa said...

I don't understand it myslf. Their socialists, I guess. The libs have taken over their minds.

Teresa said...

I agree. The Church needs to stick to helping people.

Teresa said...

Barking Spider,
Your right. There are charities doing good work but these corrupt organizations put a bad light on them all.

Ron Russell said...

Would like to comment on your post but I know nothing about the CCHD. I learned long ago to keep my mouth shut when I didn't know what I was talking about. It does however, sound like the church is trying to have it both ways, much like the vatican did in someways in WWII. I really don't have many details on that, but have heard stories.

Matt said...

Wow, you'd think that the church would realize that they're dealing with people that have zero interest in religion, helping others, or anything positive at all. Pretty shameful when you think about it.

Snarky Basterd said...

I've been sharing this too. Bastards. BTW: Still having trouble with my new place?

blackandgoldfan said...

Thanks for the link, sweets!

Teresa said...

The Church is going downhill by giving into liberalism.

Teresa said...

It is shameful. That's why I am looking into Maronite Catholic Church.

Teresa said...

Amusing Bunni,
Just try and remember that its the liberal priests that are scum. Look up Father Jonathan Morris whose a Fox news contributer. He's a good guy.

Teresa said...

Sounds good. We need to spread the word to people about the liberals taking over and screwing up the Church.

Teresa said...

I will try logging in again to your new blog site tomorrow. But, so far no luck.

Teresa said...

Anytime. Have a great Day!

WomanHonorThyself said...

From your keyboard to God's ears dude!

Commie Blaster said...

ACORN and SEIU are Communist organizations. See proof and the deep ties to Obama here: http://www.commieblaster.com/acorn/index.html

Teresa said...

I keep praying.

Teresa said...

Commie Blaster,
You are right.