Rich at Ten Reasons points out:
Each year, the USCCB’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development allocates hundreds of thousands of dollars to local projects coordinated by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The National Catholic Reporter recently asked John Carr, executive director of the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, which includes the CCHD staff, about success stories. Here is what he cited for Cincinnati:
And here is the success story referenced:
“Some of it is mundane, but very important,” Carr added. He said on a recent trip to Cincinnati, “I asked the CCHD archdiocesan director if there had been any significant victories recently.
“And he said, ‘Absolutely. There was a huge victory.’ He said one of the groups that CCHD funds was able to persuade the mass transit board to change the route of a bus line so that it didn’t stop three-quarters of a mile from the mall — so that the people who work in the mall and people who shop in the mall who don’t have a car, mostly low-income people, don’t have to walk in the rain, or walk three-quarters of a mile in order to carry out their work or do their shopping.”
Now if that doesn’t grease open your wallet to give money to CCHD I don’t know what would. I mean a success story like that will be passed on for ages.
Well maybe not, I for one am glad my bishop is not contributing to CCHD in our diocese. CCHD is trying to rebrand itself putting aside the errors in the past to forge one. Unfortunately their renewal sounds exactly like more of the same in giving money to exactly the same problematic groups that are better at promoting themselves than actually doing something for the poor.