Monday, March 10, 2014

Operation Rice Bowl - Leave That Bowl Empty

We're well into Lent.  Many of us have seen in our church lobbies the ubiquitous "Operation Rice Bowls" - the cardboard contraptions into which we're asked to deposit our money for eventual donation to Catholic Relief Services.  However, we have seen in the the past two years that Catholic Relief Services has funneled large parts of its funds to those who foster abortion and contraceptives.  We've even learned of CRS employees directly participating in the promotion of these mortal sins.  Catholic Relief Services, like the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, is under the direct control of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  The ills that the CCHD funds locally are the same ones that the CRS funds internationally.

Please do NOT drop one penny into those boxes.  Instead, why not give your donations to a local crisis pregnancy center or directly to a soup kitchen?  Your money will be put to moral and efficient use that way.

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