Sunday, November 16, 2014

Do You Know Catholic Charities?

The above is the title of a pamphlet included in our parish bulletin today.  It, along with a talk from a CC supporter, is a push for donations.  I'm sure they do good work, and at least one good friend of mine was adopted through Catholic Charities.  However, that was fifty-some years ago.  Since then Catholic Charities has shown itself prone to embroiling itself with all sorts of squalid affairs.

The presentation today dwelt on only the positive aspects of Catholic Charities.  However that is an inadequate response to the question, "do you know Catholic Charities".  I'd like to present some posts I've done over the years that might show some different and very important aspects to Catholic Charities.  Please read before donating so that your decision might be fully informed.

Catholic Charities, like Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, may not be a worthy recipient of your donation dollars.


  1. We had the Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection this weekend. I tore ours up.

  2. A good rule of thumb is not to give money to anything sponsored by the USCCB. There are a number of worthwhile charities that you can give to directly. Start with Little Sisters of the Poor, cloistered orders, missionary groups (if they don't wear habits or collars, though, tear up the appeal), the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist who actually teach the faith, money to support traditional churches, scholarship set-ups for seminarians, donations to colleges like Ave Maria - the list is endless. Let the rotten fruit wither on the vine.

    1. Excellent ideas! There are also the local crisis pregnancy centers as well.


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