BFP June 13 Miceli on Fatima, Community Organizing is Liberation Theology

By John B. Manos / June 13, 2020 /

Think you can ignore Fatima and Akita? Maybe — but be careful what you say about them (Fr. Miceli makes this surprising warning).

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Catholics Funding “System Change” – CCHD money supporting Soviet Workforce Training

By Stephanie Block / October 4, 2015 /

Catholic Campaign for Human Development supports government takeover of education   It’s helpful to examine what the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is funding in a given locality.  Such an examination provides a small cross-section, with very concrete examples, of where its progressive political advocacy is headed. In the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, CCHD grants,…

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Why Not Give to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development?

By Stephanie Block / September 12, 2015 /

Hasn’t it undergone a major overhaul recently? When asked to explain, in a nutshell, why a Catholic might continue to oppose the annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection, despite recent protestations that the CCHD has put its house in order, there are four solid responses: CCHD continues to make grants to organizations that…

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CCHD 2014-2015 …with a sobering look at a New Mexico PICO grantee, CAFÉ

By Stephanie Block / January 19, 2015 /

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an annual collection that is touted to “help the poor” but has actually been a steady source of revenue for Alinskyian organizing and other progressive, political activity, recently released its 2014-2015 grant list. It’s a doozy. As has been the trend since scandal forced the collection to withhold…

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Truth in Advertising: Promoting the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in Chicago

By Stephanie Block / November 5, 2014 /

One long-standing complaint about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an annual Catholic “poverty” appeal, is that it has consistently misrepresented its work to the people from whom it solicits donations. CCHD exists to create progressive social change. An analysis of CCHD’s nation-wide 2013-2014 grants – using the most recent information available 1 –…

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CCHD 2013-2014: Hasn’t the Catholic Campaign for Human Development improved? Not even a little…?

By Stephanie Block / October 14, 2014 /

New year; new grants list…and as has happened several times before, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has claimed to have undergone a major reform overhaul. CCHD Reform Started Right Here The first CCHD reform was provoked by a 1997 Wanderer Forum Foundation analysis and commentary of the Campaign that demonstrated the CHD was spending…

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Defending CCHD: Alinskyian organizing is intrinsic to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development vision

By Stephanie Block / March 22, 2014 /

After three years of intense scrutiny into problematic Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grants, the American Life League and other concerned groups gave the beleaguered “charity” some space to reorganize. CCHD’s 2013 collection came and went with hardly a peep from its critics and the next year of grants was announced unchallenged. CCHD allies,…

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Lynching the Population Research Institute

By Stephanie Block / August 16, 2013 /

Florida’s Bishop Lynch gets defensive over complaints against Catholic Relief Services Bishop Robert Lynch, ordinary for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, writes the blog titled For His Friends. On August 7, he posted “Hurricane Heading towards Africa,” an article in which he excoriates the Population Research Institute (PRI) for revealing that several African bishops have…

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