CCHD declares former grant recipient ineligible because of condom-distribution program
Catholic World News - October 24, 2011
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the anti-poverty program sponsored by the US bishops’ conference, will no longer support a New York group after pro-life activists demonstrated that the group was distributing condoms.
The CCHD—which has faced steady criticism for years because of grants to agencies that have opposed Church teachings on sexuality—announced that the New York AIDS Housing Network is not eligible for funding under current criteria. The Reform CCHD Now Coalition had presented evidence that the group, which has received CCHD funds in past years, is involved in condom-giveaway programs.
The CCHD claimed that past grants to the New York AIDS Housing Network came only after a “vigorous vetting process,” and said there was no evidence that the condom-distribution campaigns were in place when the CCHD grants were awarded.
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Posted by: annemarie -
Oct. 24, 2011 10:09 PM ET USA
… there was no evidence that the condom-distribution campaigns were in place when the CCHD grants were awarded. Yes. And, the moon is made of cream cheese. I stopped donating to CCHD years ago. There are so many really good charities, without a questionable history, that are more deserving of support.
Posted by: Ken -
Oct. 24, 2011 8:13 PM ET USA
Does this really surprise anyone? I will NEVER again give one thin dime to the CCHD. Been that way for years.
Posted by: Steve214 -
Oct. 24, 2011 6:58 PM ET USA
So, when do pro-life activists get a break? When does CCHD do its own vetting...and figure out that leftism is inherently anti-Catholic?