Well, maybe the denizens that skulk through the halls of the USCCB aren't all that clueless, but they're hoping that the majority of Catholics in the pews are. After years of our complaints and bringing evidence of corruption before them and the Catholic populace, the collection dollars for the CCHD are starting to dry up a bit.
So what do the CCHD folks do? They play "shoot the messenger". The Reform CCHD Now Coalition released a well-documented report on the CCHD's 2011-2012 grant recipients. The national CCHD office sent a memo to its field offices deriding and dismissing the work done by the Coalition and American Life League. As you read it, you will notice that they offer no specific errors or rebuttals. Why not? Most likely because they cannot! Perhaps they think that if they huff and puff enough, they'll be believed.
The CCHD is Alinskyian in its roots. With that in mind, what else can you expect from them? Again, please do not feed this onerous beast at the collection basket.