Deal Hudson released an excellent article detailing some current problems with the CCHD. He mentions a progressive gab-fest where a number of former and current CCHD participated in forums. He also pointed out that in previous years, the CCHD released the names of the grantees by late August, but this year they are waiting another month. He looks askance upon such delay. So do I.
I am recommending that we once again boycot the CCHD collection plate when it's passed down the pew this coming November. I do not recommend a boycott, however, for the Archdiocese of Chicago, owing to some very significant improvements in their grantee awards (about which I wrote earlier).