In one of their postings yesterday, Lifesite News published a litany of the insults to the Faith proffered by John Sweeney, president emeritus of the AFL-CIO. I link to it here. I've commented on many of the items listed therein, but they bear repeating. It must also be stressed that this man continues to exert considerable influence at the USCCB - particularly in the CCHD office - acting as a consultant to the USCCB's Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. No one who shills for the homosexual lobby has any place consulting the bishops on the shoelaces to put in their shoes, let alone "domestic justice".
Not only have I written on this man before (both here and on my earlier web page), I've led two pickets of Catholic functions at which Sweeney was specifically honored. Present at both those events was Cardinal McCarrick. His Eminence has displayed regretable tendencies to hang out (often flagrantly) with Catholics who support abortion and sodomy - but I digress.
Here are links from three earlier blog posts.
When I started the website, I linked to a letter that I sent to Cardinal McCarrick, expressing concerns held not only by me, but by many faithful Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington. Here it is. Note items 4, 7 and 11. All have to do with John Sweeney; 4 & 11 describe the two picketed events.
Despite all this, John Sweeney continues to enjoy a place of considerable influence over the CCHD. Did I say "Despite"? Perhaps I should have said "Because of". I no longer believe that the denizens of the USCCB are ignorant of a mole in their midst. I now realize that they are merely welcoming the kindred spirit that they see in John Sweeney.
This is all the more reason why not only the CCHD, but the USCCB should be dismantled. At any rate, not one red penny should be given to the CCHD second collection (for those localities who have not yet had that collection yet).