Catholic Charities in Lake County Illinois needs help with Christmas Adopt-A-Family program

…the agency is seeking 450 more donors in the next few days. He says unwrapped toys and clothing are needed for the children and families.

For information about how you can help with this program, or on other volunteering opportunities, please contact Jim Wogan at jwogan@catholiccharities.net or 847-782-4126.

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How the State of Illinois and pro-homosexual, pro-abortion Governor Pat Quinn ran ‘roughshod’ over Catholic Charities.

Attorney Peter Breen, with the Thomas More Society, talked about how the Illinois government ran “roughshod” over the faith-based charity, ignoring legislated provisions for religious liberties, on CBN News Channel Morning News, Nov. 17.

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Catholic Charities USA Receives Major Gift from Walmart Foundation

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), among the nation’s largest human services organizations working to reduce poverty in America, announced today the receipt of a $760,000 gift from the Walmart Foundation to fund expansion of hunger relief programs in rural communities at 12 local Catholic Charities agencies across the country.

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Catholic Charities of Illinois drops appeal, exits adoption service arena

“The silver lining of this decision is that our Catholic Charities going forward will be able to focus on being more Catholic and more charitable, while less dependent on government funding and less encumbered by intrusive state policies.”

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Perhaps it’s time Catholic Charities actually became authentically Catholic again.

by Doug Lawrence

Catholic Charities is known for accomplishing much good, but what isn’t widely known is that Catholic Charities currently accomplishes a great deal of its work using funds obtained … not from Catholics … but from the federal and state government.

The natural conflict here is not difficult to identify, especially if you happen to be an opportunistic politician, from either or both parties.

The game: Do it our way (not the Catholic way) or we’ll pull your funding (which amounted to about 4.6 billion dollars last year, at the federal level alone.)

This type of institutionalized corruption and political extortion is already happening in Washington D.C. and in Illinois. Look for it to shortly make an appearance in your own community.

About the only way to fight it is to once again begin using only Catholic money to accomplish the work of Catholic Charities.

Not a bad idea!

Dancing with the devil in Florida: Catholic Charities teaming up with Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller group is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving, according to its website. It is based in New York City and patterns itself after John D. Rockefeller Sr., who in 1891 began to professionally manage his philanthropy “as if it were a business.”

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The Rockefellers’ Support of Planned Parenthood

Joliet Catholic Charities puts brakes on adoptions as civil unions begin

A letter from Catholic Charities in Joliet to the state does not mention the civil unions but does address the issue of same-sex couples.

“It is the religious practice of Catholic Charities not to place children with unmarried, cohabiting couples, whether same sex or opposite sex,” says the letter from Glenn Van Cura, executive director of Catholic Charities in Joliet.

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