Anyone following this blog is aware that CCHD is not only rife with problematic funding; it was established to provide that problematic funding for those problematic purposes. They hope to fool as many good Catholics into donating to it as they can. The CCHD of the Archdiocese of Washington has even gone so far as to tweak the name of the collection to "Communications and Human Development".
The collection for the DC area is this weekend. But again, if you've been following this blog, you know that and perhaps have even seen the postcards.
I pray that you are not going to give them one cent of your hard-earned money. Instead, give your donations to a real charity that performs the Works of Mercy and at least doesn't act contrary to the Church's moral teachings.
So you'll go to Mass tomorrow and that second collection basket will pass by you. You can either drop nothing in it. However, I'd suggest that you drop a note in the basket explaining why you won't donate to this collection. If you need a suggestion, please feel free to download and print the following picture.
For those of you in other dioceses, you too may find this useful as it is not specific to the Archdiocese of Washington. While Operation #no2cchd might conclude tomorrow for the DC area, it will still be in force for other dioceses. Most collections remain scheduled for November, but check your own local calendars.
Today Savanarola Was Burnt at the Stake
11 minutes ago