Chicago experience shows that closely watching groups which take CCHD money gets good results

When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition, or lose their Catholic funding.

Eight of the groups decided to stick with the Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights. Another group broke with both. All told, the nine groups gave up grants totaling nearly $300,000 from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development…

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Editor’s note: The opportunity for corruption and scandal in these types of (CCHD) endeavors is so huge, it’s time the Catholic Church got out of this business, entirely. Has no one in the Catholic Church heard of the principle of subsidiarity? Let the parishes do these things, in their own neighborhoods – and let the local bishop remain responsible for seeing to it that the parish operates according to appropriate, authenticly Catholic standards and principles. If that fails, people ought to simply quit giving them money, at all!

Quiz: What do Catholic Relief Services and Melinda Gates have in common?

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), “the official overseas relief and development agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops” has recently given millions to an organization that doles out contraceptives, including abortifacient ‘emergency contraception.’

The most recent CRS annual returns (2010) indicate that the largest CRS grant — $5.3 million — went to CARE, an international “relief and development organization,” that actively promotes and provides contraceptives for women in developing countries, and supports pro-abortion groups and legislation.

According to the 2010 990s, CRS gave $5,380,466 to CARE, which is noted on page 86 of the filing.

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EU Commissioner Reding: “We only finance the gay lobby, but we have no influence on its activities.”

It is of course very good that the EU is committed to fight discrimination. But ILGA-Europes campaign for sodomist “marriages” is not a fight against discrimination. It is in actual fact a quest for legal and fiscal privileges for people with a particularly decadent lifestyle, at the expense of the rest of society. This is certainly not within “the powers conferred on the EU by the Treaties”.

Also, it is patently absurd that “ILGA Europe’s goals are in line with the principles enshrined in Article 19 of TFEU”, given that this provision lends no support at all to sodomist “marriages” or “families”.

But the culmination of absurdity is reached when Commissioner Reding asserts that the Commission’s role consists in providing the money, but that it has no responsibility for any of the organization’s activities.

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About half of Catholic Campaign for Human Development grant dollars went to left wing and anti-Catholic causes in 2011

Applicants for Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) awards must sign a Grant Agreement indicating that they will adhere to Catholic principles.  The CCHD website explains: “Applicant organizations must not participate in or promote activities that contradict the moral and social teachings of the Catholic Church and must in no way work against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ priorities to defend human life and dignity, strengthen family life and the institution of marriage, and foster diversity. For example, applicant organizations that support or promote same-sex marriage, discrimination, capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia, or punitive measures towards immigrants are not eligible for CCHD funding.”

Despite this new, more rigorous selection procedure, CCHD grants continue to go to organizations – lots of organizations – that DO “participate in or promote activities that contradict the moral and social teachings of the Catholic Church” (see CCHD 2011, part 1-3).

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The Elephant In the Room: Catholic Campaign for Human Development Is Fatally Flawed.

Michael Hichborn, a spokesman for Reform the CCHD Now, called the anti-poverty program “philosophically flawed right from the outset.”

“It never addresses sin as the root cause of poverty, which means it never addresses Christ as a remedy,” he said.

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Komen for the Cure Joins Idaho Abortion Business for Breast Cancer Screenings

komenAlthough there are nothing wrong with breast cancer screenings, pro-life advocates are disappointed a group that is concerned about breast cancer would team up with an abortion business, especially since research shows abortions increase the risk.

In 2007 alone, Komen chapters gave $711,485 from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006 to Planned Parenthood affiliates.

The amount of the grants from Komen affiliates to Planned Parenthood appears to be on the rise and 25 Komen affiliates now have a partnership with the abortion business.

A new video released in February, “Komen’s Dark Side,” exposes the irregular relationship between the breast cancer organization and Planned Parenthood. The video reports on the cover-up of the abortion-breast cancer link.

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