35,000 grant given to Marxist and pro-abortion organization
During the weekend of Nov. 17–18, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be taking up its annual, national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). This collection reallocates funds from dioceses throughout the United States to community organizing groups around the country. Despite repeated denials and alleged reforms, the CCHD continues to fund organizations that are acting in direct contradiction with Catholic moral and social teaching and against the very guidelines of the CCHD itself.
Last month, The Lepanto Institute reported that the CCHD provided $240,000 to an organization that promotes Planned Parenthood, legalized prostitution and homosexuality. Last week, Lepanto reported on $280,000 in Catholic funding that went to an organization run by pro-abortion and pro-homosexual activists.
It is clear that the CCHD either did not actually vet the organization before giving it a grant, or it willfully turned a blind eye to the distinctly Marxist and pro-abortion character it publicly holds.Tweet
In 2015, The Lepanto Institute wrote and published an article detailing the Marxist history and ideology of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
And problems continue to be found with the latest round of CCHD grants. On page six of the latest list of CCHD grantees is an organization called the Indianapolis Workers Justice Center (IWJC), which received its first-ever grant of $35,000. As with before, it is clear that the CCHD either did not actually vet the organization before giving it a grant, or it willfully turned a blind eye to the distinctly Marxist and pro-abortion character it publicly holds.
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