It often seems that Catholic Charities is infected by the same problems that CCHD has. The national leadership and individual chapters are often run and staffed by people with a very narrow view of Catholic Social Teaching and not that infrequent with those who defy Catholic teaching. For example before Catholic Charities in Boston stopped doing adoptions because of the state law forcing homosexual adoptions, they had already been doing them somewhat covertly. The same pretty much occurred with Catholic Charities in San Francisco. Or you have the case of Catholic Charities of Richmond (CCR) for their involvement in procuring an illegal abortion for a 16-year-old Guatemalan girl in their care. It is hard to remember a statement from Catholic Charities that has made me cheer because of a strong defense of Catholic teaching. This does not deny the good work that Catholic Charities does do, but that does not erase the evil that sometimes occurs.
The latest bonehead decision of the national organization is to give the Centennial Medal to the Catholic Health Association. Yes the same group who defied the bishops and decided pushed for ObamaCare. Because I guess leading the way for public funding of abortion is oh so compassionate.
A passionate voice for compassionate care, the Catholic Health Association stands with the poor and disenfranchised and advocates for services and solutions that reflect dignity and respect for all people. CHA is the largest group of non-profit health care providers in the nation.
Yes an advocate for the poor and disenfranchised unless their current domicile is the womb.
Plus at their awards dinner they are having pretty much nothing but President Obama supporters who donated money to his campaign. It would be pretty hard to justify having super-biased Obama supporter and MSNBC reporter Norah O’Donnel be a main speaker, but alas they do.
“I think this is a very significant story and scandal. And I think one that could eventually bring down the Pope, I do. And I think that it’s going to rock the Catholic church. I think this is something that’s been simmering for a while. These allegations directly connect the scandal to the Pope. ” – Norah Donnell.
“I sent Maureen Dowd a note, because there need to be more woman in the church. And nuns have been cleaning up for priests for decades, if not centuries, and there needs to be more women in the Catholic church.” Norah O’Donnell.
Of course anybody who has actually been to a Mass or to the local diocesan offices will wonder where are all the men? But of course that is not what she is talking about, just a veiled call to woman’s ordination which Maureen Dowd was also whining about this year. Yeah, such a fine choice for a speaker.
I have given to Catholic Charities in the past. No more, I we go with a more accountable charity such as Food for the Poor.
Sounds like his holiness is in real trouble this time says a LOT of certain woman but there’s just as many who will continue to pray for him that he keeps UP the good words.
Please don’t give up on Catholic Charities! You could donate to local branches instead. Catholic Charities has been on the front lines here in Louisiana through Katrina and through this oil spill, they’ve given more and done more than any other agency, governmental or private.
Jeff, Great post and commentary. My question is when are you going to get around to reporting on Archbishop Chaput’s seminal speech to the Canon Law Society of Slovakia and the Central European Bishops? What am I gonna do with you???
“Archbishop calls for resistance to world’s intolerance of Christianity”
Could it be marxism masquerading as social justice?
I stand at a PP “clinic” built to be the biggest abortuary in the Northwest. The neighborhood folks are 95% pro-life, but they are also 95% pro-Obama; most of them stopped showing up when Obama was elected. It finally occurred to me what the phenomenon is: the fellow is an Idol, it’s really as simple as that. And, alas, idol worship is nothing new to any age, even among the Body of Christ.
Jesus: “Anyone who is not against us is for us.”
Bush: “Anyone who is not for us is against us.”
Carter: “Anyone who is against us is racist.”
The CEO of Food for the Poor makes over $300,000 a year