On the website of the Baltimore CCHD is a list of its grantees for 2013. Notice under "local grants" that $13,000.00 of donations bilked from Baltimore-area Catholics went to an organization called New Lens. They appear to be a youth-targeting community-organizing bunch that specializes in the usage of new media to sell its philosophies and wares.
A look at New Lens' "projects" sub-page gives more detail regarding the misuse of Catholic donations. They work with "a wide variety of organizations and topics". These organizations include Planned Parenthood and ACLU. Using their new media training, proteges of New Lens have produced a video about "making good contraceptive choices for the Health Department of Baltimore City". Now ponder this, if you will. Catholic donations are being used to shill for contraceptives and abortifacients, and this promotion is then being donated to the City of Baltimore? It's bad enough that the City of Baltimore would do this deed on their own, but now Catholics are donating to this over and beyond their tax dollars? Ladies and gentlemen, how many things are so wrong with this picture??? Anyway, here's the results of Baltimore Catholic dollars - promoting contraception and abortifacients. Now here's another video, a joint effort of New Lens and Planned Parenthood, called "Birds and the Bees". If you do watch this, pay attention to the girls on the swings. There is an outright lie regarding Plan B; it acts by inhibiting implantation of the newly-conceived child into the uterus. That is an early abortion. The video ends by thanking Planned Parenthood of Maryland and referring additional questions to them. So Catholic dollars are purchasing free advertising for the death peddlers known as Planned Parenthood.
UPDATE - Michael Hichborn of American Life League has placed much of the New Lens information into a Power Point presentation. The pdf of that is located here. Please download it for your reference.
I understand that the Archdiocese of Baltimore will hold its in-pew collection for the CCHD during the weekend of Nov 23-24. Might it not be time to say #no2cchd?
I forgot to provide some historical perspective. This is NOT the first time that Baltimore CCHD directly funded immoral activity. Four years ago this blog reported that Baltimore CCHD funded a local ACORN office that James O'Keefe targeted in one of his stings as ACORN staffers advised him on "best practices" for running a brothel filled with underage girls. The post is here.
With this in mind, we cannot reasonably ascribe the New Lens funding to inadvertent error. Think of it; I and others easily exposed New Lens as peddling instruments of baby-murder. A little "due diligence" on the part of Baltimore CCHD staff would have revealed the same information. Do we really believe that people with any modicum of intelligence and integrity would not have learned from their lessons of four years ago? In all honesty, I believe that Baltimore CCHD directors are completely complicit in funding grave moral evil. Do we have all elements necessary for mortal sin to have been committed - in the name of the Archdiocese of Baltimore?
Baltimore Catholics, please boycott your CCHD collection. Say #no2cchd.