Now that the elections are behind us, it's time to take note of that annual in-pew shake-down known as the CCHD collection. Most dioceses have these collections during a November week-end. I won't rehash the whole sordid history of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development but will remind you that it was created with the intention of conning faithful Catholics into donating to organizations that actively promote anti-God agendas.
Many years ago, the CCHD was a major contributor to ACORN. When the various scandals revolving around ACORN were made public, the USCCB promised reforms in the ways that CCHD determined its grants. Not too surprisingly, we discovered that those "reforms" were just smoke and mirrors; no meaningful reforms were enacted at all.
A few days ago, Lepanto Institute published their research that shows that CCHD is currently giving $280k to organizations that actively promote abortion and "LGBT" rights. I cannot say they are back to their old tricks for I do not believe they ever paused in their chicanery.
When the collection for CCHD occurs in your parishes, I'd suggest not only denying CCHD any money, but making it quite clear to them why you are doing so. At the bottom of this post is a note that you can use to drop in your CCHD collection plate - or draft one of your own. Just #sayno2cchd this year.
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