Friday, October 1, 2010

"Throw the Poor Dog a Bone" - part one

The Office of Justice and Peace under Chancellor Mary Jo Tully and Matt Cato threw the poor dog (Oregon Catholics) a bone (not granting $5,000 to Street Roots). Sorry, but that's nothing. It's long overdue and insulting considering the years and amount of our money that's been squandered to build up the culture of death. Let's not sing the Hallelujah chorus just yet.

N.B.  We have a "pro-life" budget of a little more than $1,000 a year.  This is for sending the USCCB Respect Life Packets to the Oregon Churches.

Newspaper (Street Roots) Livid Over Losing CCHD Funding Planned Parenthood
(more history in Throw the Poor Dog a Bone - part 2)

“So you have the power of money, which corporations have, and you have the power of people, which is what community organizing is,” Cato added. “The power of people which needs to balance the power of money, and that’s what community organizing is about, and a lot of people are uncomfortable with the poor having the voice.”  Matt Cato, Director of Office of Justice and Peace ways in on "redistribution of wealth" and the attitude of Catholics to the poor.

Western States Center Ties most of our CCHD "ACORN" type grantee organizations together. We have given hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars to support these types of causes over twenty to thirty years with the blessing of Mary Jo Tully and Matt Cato and all the Office of Peace and Justice leaders. Add it up.

2010 Grantees From CCHD from Oregon Catholics

Catholic Sentinel - CCHD Fall Grants of $75,000 Spring Grants $40,000

VOZ  $40,000 grant List of Grantors - We are the largest. - AFFILIATED WITH WESTERN STATES CENTER
Francisco Lopez past employee of Catholic Charities has been in leadership of VOZ, CAUSA both of which are past/present recipients of CCHD funds over many years. They morph - Voz Hispana Causa Chavista and support others. The grantee changes names but leaders are the same? Seems like their other supporters also support "reproductive services".
VOCAL - Saul Alinsky and Francisco Lopez?

Adelante Mujeures - $35,000 grant
VOCAL - 2004 post shows how long they've been grantees
Under Supporters on their money from CCHD is listed. No mention of the $100,000's we've given them in grants since at least 2004 are they afraid that donors will run if a Catholics are mentioned. Why? Oregon Community Foundation that supports them and also abortion.

New Planned Parenthood PDX Building Given $75,000 Oregon Community Foundation too.

Adelante Mujeures Given $300,000 grant from us in Federal Tax Money in 2010.
One of 100 Best Green Businesses to work for in 2010.
Oregon Catholics Paid $40,000 for Spring Campaign 2010

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon - $5,000 - AFFILIATED WITH WESTERN STATES CENTER
Project: East Portland Bus Riders Unite!
Location: Portland

Oregon New Sanctuary Movement - $5,000 - AFFILIATED WITH WESTERN STATES CENTER
Project: Love Has No Borders Campaign
Location: Portland

Project: Latino Immigrant Equality Parent Organizing Project
Location: Corvallis

Community Alliance of Tenants $5,000 - Abortion Provider, Western States Center, Social Justice NW links us together.
Project: Housing Justice Program
Location: Portland
USCCB Website Regarding CCHD Funding Policies

CCHD Funding Policies
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development fully upholds the Church's teaching on the sanctity of human life from conception through natural death. Organizations that receive CCHD funds must not participate in or promote activities that contradict the moral and social teachings of the Catholic Church. For example, organizations that support or promote same-sex marriage, discrimination, racism, capital punishment, abortion, or euthanasia are not eligible for CCHD funding.To ensure CCHD funds are used in keeping with Catholic moral and social teaching, all applicants must go through a multi-step review process CCHD funds are allocated only to organizations that are incorporated and have an Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) tax exempt designation. If the applicant organization is not incorporated and federally tax exempt, CCHD may allow use of a fiscal sponsor to receive the grant funds and distribute them to the funded group. To qualify, the fiscal sponsor must be incorporated and must have a current 501(c)(3) designation. A fiscal sponsor does not direct a funded effort. Their primary purpose is to transmit the CCHD funds and oversee their proper use.

“Six-year” Policy
All organizations who have received funding for any period of six or more years since 1997 will be ineligible to apply to CCHD for a three-year period. This policy applies whether the organization received funding for six years on a continuous or intermittent basis. After the three-year interval, these organizations will be eligible for funding requests for up to another six years before the same interval cycle will be repeated. You should contact your area grant specialist to determine your eligibility for the current grant cycle. (vocal asks - WHO IS OUR GRANT SPECIALIST?)

OREGON policy : The Catholic Campaign for Human Development grants are awarded on the basis of need and not on religious affiliation

Abandon the CCHD. It is not a mandatory collection.

The Archdiocese can make a list of organizations they feel are worthy of being funded.

Simply post this on their website for Catholics to choose from or not.

Saves administrative costs. Saves advertising costs.

Eliminates type of other past grantee organizations that were given money in the past that could be just friends of friends. History of Oregon's CCHD grantees were saved for at least twenty years.

Eliminate conflicts of interest that seem to have happened for decades.

There seems to be little or no regard to Jesus Christ's Roman Catholic church and her mission to save souls with Catholic funds entrusted to do His work. The Word has been silenced.

"..but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful." Mark 4:19


Louise said...

The blog looks great!

priest's wife - S.T./ Anne Boyd said...

Yikes- did St John Chry. really say that (at the bottom of your blog)

VOCAL said...
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VOCAL said...

Yes, and much more like this. He was a man who said with his "golden tongue" what Truth he saw attacked and verbally, like Jesus would "....freak out and turn over tables."