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Four Bishops Stand Against “Community Activists” and Stand Up For the Poor

Jim Bowman 26 November 2009 One Comment

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Madison WI, a Big Ten city, is diverting contribs to ACORN-besmirched Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) :

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

The Little Sisters of the Poor Here

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

One Comment »

  • Tim said:

    The CCHD bills itself as an organization that helps the poor, but the reality is that it is a political sugar-daddy for the enemies of the Church. It does not fund any organization that actually helps the poor, and the organizations that claim to give “training” to the poor (they claim that it is like teaching a man to fish, as opposed to just giving him a fish) have nothing to do with learning how to earn money with any sort of job training … it’s training people for community organizing so they can get politicians to do what they want.

    The CCHD isn’t even fulfilling its OWN mission, and while it’s failing at that, it’s funding organizations working to destroy the Culture and Gospel of Life the Church is meant to establish. CCHD has GOT to GO!

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