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CCHD critic says defense of program contains 'glaring inaccuracies'

June 25, 2013

A leading critic of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has charged that defenders of the CCHD engaged in “distortions and untruths” in a defense of the program.

The CCHD, an anti-poverty program sponsored by the US bishops that relies heavily on community organizing, has frequently been criticized for supporting left-wing groups that attack Church teachings. Earlier this month a liberal group, Faith in Public Life, released a defense of the CCHD, accusing the critics of “McCarthyism.”

Michael Hichborn of the American Life League responds that the report from Faith in Public Life contains “glaring inaccuracies,” repeatedly downplaying the evidence that groups supported by the CCHD have openly attacked Catholic positions on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage.


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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 26, 2013 6:39 PM ET USA

    It is time the whole USCCB to take responsibility for all of those who are acting in its name, even if their actions are guided and approved by progressives on various committees. Maybe the problem isn't just the CCHD, but right now Catholics don't know who to trust in the U.S. Church leadership.

  • Posted by: Ken - Jun. 26, 2013 11:47 AM ET USA

    Took the words right out of my mouth, AgnesDay.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jun. 25, 2013 4:08 PM ET USA

    The CCHD can post whatever it wishes. It is dead on arrival, and no self-respecting Catholic makes donations to it any more.