Friday, November 12, 2010

A Stinging Indictment Of The Chicago CCHD

More details are now surfacing regarding the derailment of the reforms of the CCHD in the Archdiocese of Chicago.  One might ask why I'm focusing so much on Chicago, since I'm from the Archdiocese of Washington?  There are two reasons.
  1. The CCHD had its origins in Chicago.  That's where Msgr Jack Egan, friend and disciple of Saul Alinsky, conceived this swindling scheme later known as the CCHD.  To this day, it still garners the largest collection in the nation.
  2. Lately, the CCHD has been crowing and waxing sanctimonious about its overly-vaunted "reform and renewal".  It was in the Chicago archdiocese where we were seeing some real efforts and progress in implementing such reforms - reforms that have been sabatogued by renegade archdiocesan priests.
LifeSiteNews spoke with Rey Flores, the courageous ex-director of the Chicago CCHD, who lost his position at the behest of these sabatouers.  By the way - as you read the article and see the picture, please do not assume that is a picture of Mr Flores.  It is not.  It is a picture of Father Larry Dowling, who is leading the charge to undo the corrections that Mr. Flores implemented.  If you were confused, that's understandable, since Father is not dressed in his clerics.  What?  Do you really think a priest who's hell-bent on removing the "Catholic" from the CCHD would give a rat's behind about looking like a priest?  In a strange way, it's just as well - but I digress!

In this article are snippets of a letter that Mr. Flores wrote.  The entirety of this letter appears to be in this episode of the Vortex, shown below.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Another important point - the USCCB is indeed NOT releasing the names of its intended grantees until the collection has already taken place.  From a purely secular viewpoint, it's simply unethical on their part - and more so from a truly Catholic viewpoint.  What, oh what, are they trying to hide?  Visit for more information.

Please - do not give to the CCHD collection so much as one red penny.  Give any such donations to a crisis pregnancy center (the ones in Maryland are particularly beleagured after the recent attacks they've endured) or other solid charities that actually do practice the Works of Mercy.

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