German Catholic activist Gabriele Luby has been sounding the alarm for over ten years that the publishing house carries about 2500 pornographic titles, as well as other books promoting satanism and other assorted heresies. She distributed a 70-page dossier to each bishop detailing what was happening. Her warnings, and those of other good Catholics, fell on deaf ears. It's not clear to me just how this came to the attention of the German public, but now that it has, the bishops are shocked - just shocked! - that these sorts of shenanigans were occurring. Never mind the warnings that they've ignored for years.
The American parallel is obvious. How long have we been sounding the alarm about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development? We've been sounding our alarms for years about their grants to ACORN. Only after the multiple scandals surrounding ACORN make headlines did the bishops finally concede that there were difficulties with the CCHD granting process. Now that Reform CCHD Now's report has come out, they still insist on remaining in denial regarding the irreparably jaded nature of the CCHD and are even now trying to bilk faithful Catholics of their money to divert to questionable organizations.
For those who will endure a CCHD