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    • Deacon Ed Peitler

      The CCHD is corrupted and unsalvagable. I have had first-hand dealings with their granting process and it has nothing to do with furthering the mission of the Catholic Church which is to proclaim Jesus Christ as Saviour and to make disciples. It is nothing more than a secular effort to promote left-wing political causes.

      Someone ought to canvass the CCHD staff (and all USCCB staff for that matter): are they Catholic?, how do they live out the Catholic faith?, are they weekly Mass attenders?, do they participate in a Catholic parish?, do they stand with the Church on essentials of dogma (life, marriage, etc)? Then we’ll talk.

      The only ones who don’t seem to get it about CCHD are the bishops. If a single Catholic priest were found guilty of what CCHD has been doing for the last 25 years, he’d be hauled out of his ministry and put out to pasture long ago.

      Perhaps Archbishop Dolan will get serious about CCHD and do what’s been needed for a long time. We’ll see.

    • Bill Russell

      Are statistics available on how Thanksgiving contributions to the CCHD have changed in the last few years since more people have become aware of these problems?

    • http://www.johntwo24-25.net jothehousewife

      There is so much information out there to PROVE CCHD is wrong. Why would the bishops continually deny the charges unless they just want to forge ahead to satisfy their agenda and to hell with those FUNDING it???? The good bishops need to stand up and feed the sheep, not the wolves! After all, don’t we lambs actually FEED THE SHEPHERDS??? This has gone on WAY TOO LONG.

    • Gigi

      Bill Russell – go to:


      You may also search that site for the author of above article and find more than a half dozen others specifically explaining the horrors of the CCHD.

    • Eugene J. Zurlo

      The bishops will get the message when CCHD collection shrinks as a result of laypeople directing their support away from the CCHD to local charities which do the right thing.

    • http://lesfemmes-thetruth.blogspot.com Mary Ann Kreitzer

      The philosophy behind CCHD is flawed. Why should Catholics support secular groups in the first place? One of the best ways to help the poor is education, but inner city Catholic schools are closing right and left. How about pouring those millions into schools that educate the children of the poor? Or how about a Catholic group that does job training (Remember John Bosco?) That the Church is supporting all these community organizing groups is ridiculous! Visit http://www.catholicmediacoalition.org for many articles on the CCHD scandal.

    • JoanofArc

      Stephanie Block was right on when she named this systemically-corrupt Bishop’s collection a “money laundering scheme” mostly benefitting the corrupt
      pro-abort Democratic Party and leftist groups. I believe we have to come up with something more drastic than a boycott to get through to the Bishops. How about
      a “Occupy the USCCB” demonstration – or a class-action suit? What was done here is just as blatantly criminal as any Wall Street debacle. We are talking about over 25 million dollars coming from the pockets of gullible and kind hearted donors – in the guise of “helping the poor!” Shame, shame on all who pulled another one over on us. How much more can we take, Lord? It’s got to stop…NOW!

    • Deacon Ed Peitler

      Want the craziness at CCHD to stop? Serious about that?

      Then here’s what I suggest…drop a note to the bishop of your diocese and tell him that because CCHD is such a worthy cause, you have decided to take the $5000 you usually contribute to your parish and to other diocesan campaigns and will now, instead, write a check to CCHD.

      That will get your bishop’s attention you can be certain of that! (of course, you won’t have any intention of sending one red cent to CCHD).

    • Gabriel Austin

      There seems to be some denseness ob the part of critics of the USCCB and the CCHD. That is, that bishops never lie. They are human like the rest of us; and lazy like the rest of us. They prefer not to face up to the problems of being a bishop, which chiefly consist in fighting the good fight against Satan.

      [A side question: what exactly - the Church always loves exactness - is meant by "Human Development"? Sounds like some Socialist propaganda; which should not surprise us, coming, as it does, from the bureaucracy of the USCCB].

      • Deacon Ed Peitler

        That’s exactly the point; “human devleopment” is intended to connote whatever you want it to. This means that you can ask Catholics slobs in the pews to contribute to the support of the poor and then give the money as a grant to ACORN for politiking for Obama and other socialists.

        I wish I recorded and could quote verbatim my conversation with members of ACORN who applied for a CCHD grant and whom I interviewed personally when I was the director of my diocese’s Catholic Charities and in a position to recommend to my bishop at the time whether to approve their $50,000 grant request(I did not).

        I actually had fun at this person’s expense discussing free market economics and approaches to lifting people out of poverty other than socialism. This ACORN woman was actually flabergasted that there was anything other than socialism. Sadly, she was not aware that I could see through this whole CCHD/ ACORN scheme as an attempt to use the plight of the poor to keep themselves employed by the “poverty industry.”

        But worse than this, when I had the same discussion with the CCHD point person at the USCCB on this grant, she was stunned that I turned down the ACORN grant request telling me that no one else IN ANY OTHER DIOCESE had ever turned down an ACORN request. No longer working for my diocese, I consider not recommending this CCHD/ACORN grant request as the pinnacle of my short diocesan career.

    • https://sites.google.com/site/bettercatholicgiving/ Rey Flores

      Please visit our Better Catholic Giving web site. We need all the prayers & support as we do this very important work. God bless.

    • https://sites.google.com/site/bettercatholicgiving/ Rey Flores
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