A few days ago, Donna Toliver Grimes, an official at the United States Conferenc of Catholic bishops, waxed lyrical about the selection of Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee for Vice President. She thinks that Harris will benefit marginalized people. Obviously Grimes is not thinking of the millions of babies slaughtered via abortion, that Harris loudly applauds. Some good people are stating that Grimes should be fired for these remarks. Be that ever so true, Grimes simply demonstrated that she fits right in with the progressives who skulk about the halls of the USCCB.
Let's take a look at Ms. Grimes history, shall we? Open Secrets details her donations in 2008 to Obama's presidential campaign. Eight years ago, she gave an interview to a Pax Christi publication, wherein she mentioned that she herself was on Pax Christi's national council, and in that capacity worked with Just Faith. I have written about Pax Christi and Just Faith many times in the past. Protestations of being "pro-life" aside, she has allied herself with progressive, anti-life forces for many years. One might wonder how these facts escaped the scrutiny of the USCCB as they allowed her to take a position of influence. I believe the USCCB is well aware of her proclivities, and far from finding them at odds with their standards, they believe her to be well-suited to their own mindsets and goals. The powers-that-be in the USCCB embrace her dissidence because they themselves are dissidents.
If you are still contributing to your parishes, please make sure you are doing so in a way that no portion of your donations goes to the diocese. Just as parishes are assessed by the dioceses, so too are the dioceses assessed by the USCCB. They deserve not one red cent of your money.