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Wisconsin diocese cuts CCHD funding

Catholic World News - February 26, 2010

The Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has announced that it will withdraw support from the nationwide Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) until it receives clarification about reports that the CCHD has provided support for organizations promoting causes inimical to Catholic moral teaching. Bishop David Ricken said that the diocese would continue sending donations to the Vatican and to Catholic Relief Services while he weighed the evidence on the CCHD funding. The Green Bay diocese has also severed ties with two local ecumenical groups that are engaged in public-policy advocacy.

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  • Posted by: Phil_Homer7612 - Feb. 28, 2010 8:33 PM ET USA

    I have not made a study myself but I would not be surprised if the bishops who have, and who will, take the CCHD corruption seriously can all be found on the list of those who made public statements condemning Obama being honored at the Notre Dame graduation. What can we deduced about the bishops who say nothing?

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Feb. 28, 2010 3:55 PM ET USA

    The front page, Dec. 2009 headline in the Winona Diocesan newspaper, "The Courier," was "Bishop Morin calls claims against CCHD's work 'outrageous.'" In the article Bishop Morin said he believes much of the criticism of CCHD comes from people who "simply are not in favor of the church's social teaching." Bishop Morin is, himself, "outrageous."

  • Posted by: mwquacker4169 - Feb. 27, 2010 7:46 PM ET USA

    Thank you for posting this. Bishop Morlino of Madison, WI diocese also did not send parishioner's donation to CCHD! Some of us were ready to boycott the collection. Also, please see what else Bishop Ricken has been up to -- that is calling into question the Catholic endorsement & working closely with "interfaith social justice" groups, i.e., Alinsky style community organizations. I think this will (hopefully) start a domino effect of dissasociating with these groups throughout the US!

  • Posted by: Ken - Feb. 27, 2010 8:50 AM ET USA

    How about highlighting a bishop who ceased donations to CCHD LAST YEAR due to his concerns - Bishop Galeone of St Augustine. If you checked, I bet you would find many more bishops have taken this action.

  • Posted by: Steve214 - Feb. 27, 2010 7:19 AM ET USA

    Wonderful news! Pray that it becomes a trend.

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