Thursday, November 13, 2008

CCHD: Collection Plate Parasite / Nov.15th 2008. Meet CCHD National Director in PDX

The USCCB has finally stopped, for a while at least, funding ACORN with Catholic Campaign for Human Development money in the US. The attachment above (CCHD ends funding, etc will inform you. There is also a CCHD 2008 Informational flyer from Catholic Media Coalition attached above)

With these strange bedfellows, you should know some things before donating your hard-earned money starting November 23rd to CCHD. Listed at the bottom are the programs given this summer. Look them up on your own...see what they're all about then start asking questions. REMEMBER:

The CCHD is NOT a MANDATORY COLLECTION, no one is going to starve, it will only slow down the community organizing/voter registration of anti/non Catholics waiting for us to throw them some of our money.
We don't know who is on the Committee to hand out these grants of at least $5,000. Our pro-life budget is nil...where is the Justice? We aren't supposed to give money to groups that undermine our Church/why do we do it?
The grants handed out during the summer were just in time to register the homeless/minorities/low income voters to the democrat party? Very interesting timing.
Saul Alinsky groups are being given large sums of money from the National CCHD campaign. Metropolitan Alliance for the Common Good (MACG) is the offspring of Portland Organizing Project, an Alinsky Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) group, about five years old and in Oregon Catholic Churches.
When's the last time any Respect Life Committees got an Archdiocesan funded yearly Lecture series, like Justice and Peace Tobin Lectures series...NEVER, NO MONEY. Only Justice and Peace and Cat Willett (the director) can have their friends spread their message.
This has been going on for about forty years. Catholic Money to anti-Catholic groups. We cannot afford, in more ways than one, to be compliant and assume, because programs are from the USCCB or the Archdiocese that they are necessarily for the betterment of our Soul or those of others.
The Faith in Public Life/Saul Alinsky/Jim Wallis/George Soros/World Bank/Bono/ONE/Oprah/JustFaith etc., movement is set to destroy the Holy Mother Church.
WHAT'S GOING ON....Find out who's running the show, CCHD. Ralph McCloud is the National Executive Director and he's coming to town. "While there is value in registering low-income voters, I am concerned that the whole ban on partisanship has been violated," Ralph McCloud, the new executive director for the CCHD, said Monday.

Mr. McCloud said he could not reassure Catholics that the funds donated before 2008 were not used in voter fraud.

"There is no way we can tell," he said. "All our applications go through a rigorous screening, and we ask each organization to commit to being nonpartisan. The overwhelming reality is most of the groups we fund do tremendous work." (Ask to see the statistics on success VOCAL)
The CCHD draws $9,439,000 a year in "second collections" from Catholic churches, the next one slated for Nov. 23. CCHD funds go to groups that fight poverty, interfaith associations, peace and justice groups, immigrant aid groups, environmental coalitions, cooperatives, housing coalitions and labor rights groups. (these are community organizing groups that in most cases undermine the Teachings of the Catholic Church with their connections VOCAL)

Although Bishop Morin said USCCB money was not knowingly misused, the CCHD grants were doubled from $465,000 in 2006 to the $1 million in 2007, according to the National Catholic Register, paralleling ACORN's dramatic rise in its efforts to register 1.3 million voters.
The group ended up registering about 450,000 voters, mostly among poor and minority communities in battleground states.
Charles Jackson, communications director for ACORN, said no one from the Catholic Church has contacted his group.

"We've had no communication from Catholic investigators," he said. "ACORN's board has started its own forensic audit to look into all these matters."

In June, ACORN disclosed the embezzlement of $948,607 from the organization in 1999 and 2000 by Dale Rathke, brother of ACORN founder Wade Rathke. The embezzlement was kept secret from most of ACORN's board members until a whistleblower publicized the matter, and Dale Rathke subsequently was dismissed from the national board.

He still organizes ACORN's international nonprofit arm.

The USCCB has finally dumped ACORN, for now, when the the media revealed that Wade Rathke's "SDS (Students for a Democratic Society - ACORN FOUNDER "Wade Rathke's brother in 1999-2000 embezzeled one MILLION dollars from ACORN. The Catholic's apparently hadn't picked up on it for almost ten years. (see attachment for more about this VOCAL).

November 23rd is the Oregon Catholic kick-off for the

2008 Catholic Campaign for Human Development to fund 2009.

2008 Tobin Lecture

This year's theme is "Hear the Voice of the Poor: Standing in Solidarity with the Poor in Our Community."(Get out your hankys VOCAL) We are lucky enough to have Ralph McCloud, national director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, join us as the keynote speaker. There will also be presenters from a number of community organizations throughout the Archdiocese.

2008 Tobin Lecture Details:
When: November 15th, 9:00am-12:00pm (doors open at 8:30am)
Where: All Saints Catholic Church (3847 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR)
Admission is free and open to the public. Continental breakfast will be provided.

The African American Catholic Community of Oregon will also be hosting a public reception for Ralph McCloud on Friday, November 14th, from 5:30-6:30pm. It will be held in the St. Andrew's Community Center (806 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR).

For more information on either of these events, please contact the Office of Justice and Peace at 503.233.8361 or

Thank you for your support of the Tobin Lecture,

Cat Willett
Director, Office of Justice and Peace
Archdiocese of Portland
*************************************************************************************Bottom Line: Oregon Catholics have the power to dramatically slow down the culture of death in Oregon by NOT giving money to Campaign for Human Development, which is NOT a mandatory collection. We are smart enough to tithe to Culture of Life ministries on our own. The salaries needed for the management of this campaign could be put to better use..

"For Us, the Church is mater et magistra (Mother and Teacher) : for dissenters, she is a source of jobs, or Marty Haugen music, or opportunities for self-display, or political soapboxes. "
Diocenes "TAPEWORMS, or Why "loyal" dissent is impossible in the Church."

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