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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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“The Shutdown Won’t Stop Us”

By Stephanie Block / October 17, 2013 /

Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ), an Alinskyian organizing network that works directly with clergy, seminarians, and unions,i sent out an e-letter titled “The shutdown won’t stop us.” Their point was that even if the government isn’t working, IWJ is still on task, helping to organize rallies around the country for comprehensive immigration reform. The term has…

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