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Bishop pledges that CCHD funding will not conflict with Catholic teaching

November 19, 2010

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released the text of a talk delivered by Bishop Roger Morin of Biloxi on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).

Addressing his brother bishops, Bishop Morin, the chairman of the USCCB’s subcommittee on CCHD, pledged that the controversial anti-poverty program will now “give priority to the participation of Catholic parishes and parishioners, pastors, religious and diocesan leaders and Catholic institutions in CCHD’s work.” He also pledged that CCHD will work to “better ensure that CCHD funds will not be used to support any activity which conflicts with fundamental Catholic moral and social teaching, particularly human life and dignity, marriage and family, and a priority for the ‘least of these.’”

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  • Posted by: impossible - Nov. 19, 2010 11:13 PM ET USA

    Read this article to see how CCHD reform has progressed:

  • Posted by: impossible - Nov. 19, 2010 11:10 PM ET USA

    Am I incorrect in my understanding that CCHD does not feed, clothe, shelter or provide health care either directly to the poor or through recipients to the poor? If it is giving money to community organizers (left wing groups) fomenting envy and class hatred, then they are indeed funding entities "in conflict with Catholic teaching." Even Bishops can decieve or be deceived by the Father of LIes and his henchmen. Their pledge of renewal included praise for a group antithetical to Cath. doctine

  • Posted by: Franz10108953 - Nov. 19, 2010 10:34 PM ET USA

    Once you scratch beneath the surface of the "reform" it's business as usual with the CCHD. Chicago was touted for the positive reforms made there until pressure from liberals resulted in the firing of the faithful lay leader who was ushering in reform. The story of the reforms was widely published, the undoing of them however was hushed.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Nov. 19, 2010 8:48 PM ET USA

    We should pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit in giving our money to charity. I am sure He will guide us to the right ones.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Nov. 19, 2010 5:08 PM ET USA

    There are too many worthy local charities to send my money,once burned,twice shy.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Nov. 19, 2010 3:16 PM ET USA

    I seem to recall how indignant Bishop Morin was in denying that the wrong kinds of groups were being funded by CCHD when the news broke last year about ACORN getting funding. Sorry, but this bishop has no credibility with me at all.

  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Nov. 19, 2010 2:20 PM ET USA

    Sorry, too little too late. There are about 1000 better places to send my charitable donations.

  • Posted by: Hal - Nov. 19, 2010 9:32 AM ET USA

    Color me skeptical. Deeds, please, not words. We've had enough of those. Until then, my wallet stays in my pocket for this and for Catholic Charities.