Did you know that Catholic Charities in New Jersey receives funding from the US government, under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act?
Did you know that the law prohibits the award of Title I funding to faith-based organizations?
Did you know that-- at the request of the New Jersey Catholic Conference-- the US Secretary of Education ruled that Catholic Charities was not a Catholic organization, but an independent private group?
In Boston, Catholic Charities made headlines by accepting a gift against the explict wish of the bishop. Well, why not? Why should an independent private agency need the bishop's approval?
Then again, why should an independent private agency be called Catholic Charities?
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($15,904 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!