Next "up to bat" is the uber-liberal Not-At-All Catholic Reporter. Michael Sean Winters leads his screed with "the witch hunt must end". I might point out to Mr. Winters that when the progressive groups flout their anti-Catholic and anti-God proclivities for all to see, there is no need for a "hunt".
He too comments about the Ilinois CCHD's decision to cut funding from groups who support same-sex perversion. The groups in question are in alignment with the USCCB position on immigration reform and in fact were organized specifically for immigration issues. Winters does question why they found it necessary to espouse perversion of marriage, but claims that doesn't "let CCHD off the hook". My question is, "what hook"?
Here's the bottom line, Mr. Winters. While you read, take deep controlled breaths so you don't hyperventilate as your eyes ingest some truth. The Catholic Church may never give aid and assistance to those who support actions that are inherently evil and mortally sinful. Period. It doesn't matter what other nice things they may do on the side; we don't "look the other way" and dole out money indiscriminately. Such money is Catholic money and the Church must answer to Jesus Christ Himself for its stewardship of resources. If that doesn't suit your politically correct ideas, you'll just have to deal with it.
In one of the later paragraphs, Winters writes, "there is reason to worry deeply about the Church's identity". It is noteworthy that this is found in the publication that calls itself "Catholic" even as its own local bishop cautions it against taking positions contrary to the Magisterium. In other words, Winters et al have no credible basis for opining about the "Church's identity". They may spout all the nonsense they want, but no Catholic of good sense will take them seriously. The fact that the Not-So-Catholic Reporter champions the CCHD might itself be a clear indication that the CCHD collection should be boycotted.
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