Canon 212 pointed me to this article from Not-At-All Catholic Reporter. Given its dissident slant, NCR speaks glowingly of this nonsense. However, it is scandalous on several fronts.
This isn't the first time that Lori has pandered to border-crashers. Dare I opine that the scent of federal grants is a strong impetus for this pandering?
One of the parishes that will roll out this program is St Matthews - yes, that St Matthew's! This sorry excuse for a parish has openly participated in Baltimore's "gay pride" parades during the summers. Lori ostensibly told them that they were not to carry signs that identify the parish in last summer's parade. Mind you, he didn't tell them not to particpate at all, but just to keep the parish name hush-hush. Of course St Matthew's flouted that directive anyway. So what did Lori do? Absolutely nothing. He just turned a blind eye as he always has. A real bishop with half a spine and sense of duty would have placed that errant parish under interdict a long time ago in addition to defrocking the dissident pastor. Doesn't it make one wonder just what Muth et al are holding over Lori's head? And now we hear that Lori is giving them a prominent role in his own smooching up to illegal aliens.
We also hear that an outfit called Baltimore United In Leadership Development is also playing a prominent role. Now click on its "about us" subpage. Notice that they are affiliates of the Industrial Areas Foundation. The IAF was founded by Saul Alinsky himself. Please study the posts in the preceding two links to understand why it's most harmful for the Church in Baltimore to grant legitimacy to any Alinskyite organization.
So there you have it! To curry favor with the progressives running Baltimore and to glom onto some grants tied to illegal immigration, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is striking hands with both a flaming dissident parish and a left-wing Alinskyite organization. What could possibly go right with this arrangement?
I believe the Archdiocese of Baltimore is conducting its CCHD in-pew collection in a weekend or two. This is one collection that should be totally boycotted.