In February of 2010, I posted news about a bone-headed stunt that Catholic Charities of Albany was doing - spearheading a "needle-exchange program" for drug addicts. I was reminded of this when I read that the Vatican has raised its voice against a similar act of stupidity underway at the United Nations, in the form of the UN General Assembly's Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS. Read the words of Archbishop Francis Chillikatt. In his statement, he emphasizes the Holy See's opposition to condom distribution and needle-exchange programs because they facilitate sinful and dangerous lifestyles.
It dawns on me that the Albany Catholic Charities mirrors the progressive-oriented United Nations more closely than it does the Magisterium. Such seems to be the case with all three of the big so-called "catholyc" pass-through organizations: Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities. I suggest complete cessation of contributions to these three organizations. Rather than give to them, give directly to a charity that will uphold the Magisterium and use your contribution dollars wisely.