The Lepanto Institute and other Catholic investigators have been shining the light on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development for years. Since its inception the CCHD has been bilking donations from unsuspecting Catholics and diverting those funds to organizations that are pro-abortion, pro-sodomite, anti-God, anti-morality. Just put "CCHD" into the search box at the top left of this blog for an entire litany of their misbehaviors.
But it turns out that such anti-life funding isn't all that the CCHD has done with donation dollars. Some readers might be inclined to wonder, "What? You mean they actually do some scintilla of good with our donations?" Oh, don't be silly! It turns out that some of their funds are earmarked for bribery.
That's what Lepanto Institute revealed last week. The CCHD offered them hush money; that is, if Lepanto scuttled its reporting on CCHD, why, CCHD just might give Lepanto a "grant"! How special!
Hichborn turned them down. But doesn't it make you wonder how many other bribe recipients didn't turn down some easy cash? How many bishops or other grant recipients looked the other way as their palms were greased? While we don't know the answer to that yet, we can be fairly certain that the number isn't zero.
Speaking of Lepanto and USCCB-controlled cash spigots, let's look at what they revealed about Catholic Relief Services and their attempt to mangle the season of Advent to make it a tool in shilling for illegal immigration. Not only do they make a travesty of Advent, but they publicly wallow in their gross ignorance of Scripture and the Infancy Narratives. You'll notice in that box that O'Keefe makes the ludicrous claim that the Holy Family "fled" to Bethlehem. No, they were compelled to go there to be counted for census and taxing purposes; the Gospel of Luke states that quite explicitly. But it sounds so "pastoral" to create this dishonest linkage with illegal immigration. Now think about it; if the only way they can justify their enabling of those who violate our laws is to lie about the Scriptures, doesn't that indicate that they have no moral/intellectual basis for their positions?
These are just two more reasons why the CRS, CCHD and anything affiliated with the USCCB should not receive one penny from faithful Catholics. More reasons will make themselves apparent in the next several months, I'm sure.
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