Four Bishops Stand Against “Community Activists” and Stand Up For the Poor
As he did last year, Bishop [Robert C.] Morlino chose to allocate the national campaign’s portion of the collection to a different cause.
Last year, the funds were sent to the Hurricane Ike recovery fund, and this year he allocated the contributions to the Little Sisters of the Poor, who have an international outreach to the elderly.
Millions for the Little Sisters, not one cent for community organizing! (Thousands?)
He’s one of “at least” four bishops who diverted $ from CCHD this time around. The others:
Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska; . . . and Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham, Alabama.
This even after
Bishop Roger Morin [New Orleans], chairman of the USCCB’s subcommittee on the CCHD, delivered a passionate plea to the bishops’ plenary meeting last week, pledging the CCHD’s commitment to ensure grantees’ respect for Catholic teaching.
At least four Bishops didn’t believe him. Or did not take him seriously. Tsk, tsk.
Read more from Jim Bowman at Blithe Spirit Blog
image St. Jeanne Jugan, the foundress and first Little Sister of the Poor. On October 11, 2009 she was canonized a Saint by Pope Benedict XVI