With ACORN finally roasting on an open fire it is time we remember something else. Earlier today I had tweeted that one of the worse things about the ACORN scandal was the fact that up to last year the USCCB had been pouring some major money into ACORN and this finally stopped after so many cases of voter fraud were hitting the media. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development has been criticized for years because of the organizations receiving money from them. Groups like ACORN are not the exception, plenty of other problematic groups that hide under the banner of social justice receive funds. The critics of CCHD were pretty much ignored, hopefully instead of saying “I told you so” we can be a bit more constructive.
American Papist posts his own thoughts on this and concludes:
What can we do?
Every year around Thanksgiving time there is a second collection taken for CCHD at Masses in the United States. Here’s what I’d like to do:
In the next weeks I will search for the dioceses that have chosen to opt out of this second collection for CCHD (you can help me by emailing me if you know this has happened).
I’d will publish these dioceses here on AmP, and keep the list updated.
Then, I’d encourage you to (respectfully) write your bishop (if his diocese is not on the list) and ask that he also instruct his parishes to opt out of this second collection.
Put that extra money you would have given to CCHD in the collection basket of your own parish, where it will do some actual good.