The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is almost upon us, Nov. 21-22. Our Catholic Collection Plate has been become a great pot of gold for anti-Catholic, pro-abortion/pro-homosexual and anti-American groups that benefit from the USCCB CCHD grantees
Cat Willett, ex-director said this year that the CCHD funds organizations to buy land to developers to build houses for low income people. Are we doing what the government does and who is benefiting. We need to look into these things.
Here is a great read on CCHD and it's money laundering techniques, now forty years old.
11-12-09: “Money laundering and the CCHD”
By Stephanie Block
Money Laundering and the CCHD
Reform CCHD Now..com is a new alliance of Catholic pro-life groups such as Human Life International and American Life League (ALL) that are educating Catholics and the U.S. Bishops to rethink CCHD.
Tonight on EWTN on the World Over Live with Raymond Arroyo is the newly formed watchdog group Bellarmine Veritas Ministry spokesman and one from ALL. Remember you can see it on your computer at EWTN look for television and click.
There is a novena that starts tomorrow, November 14th leading that will keep us praying for the Bishops as they meet from November 16th-19th in Baltimore, MD and ending on November 22nd, last day of the collection. Here is the Novena
We must be good stewards of our money. The CCHD as is the Archbishops Annual Appeal NOT MANDATORY collections. The Archdiocese already gets 10% of every collection plate in Oregon at the least. Transparencies on whose in charge of choosing CCHD grantees why would make it easier to give those in charge their salaries and perks.
We cannot forget WHO the Church is really working for. He says don't worry about what you wear or eat, He will provide. If we really believe this, we'd help people Trust more in Christ to change their lives.
Matthew 6:24-34 "No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
16 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat (or drink), or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?
Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? 17
Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin.
But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them.
18 If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry and say, 'What are we to eat?' or 'What are we to drink?' or 'What are we to wear?'
All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, 19 and all these things will be given you besides.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.