Friday, November 13, 2009

Fr. Thomas Euteneuer: Campaign Update: Reform the CCHD Now!

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Human Life International e-Newsletter
Volume 04, Number 37 | Friday, November 13, 2009
Campaign Update: Reform the CCHD Now!

by Stephen Phelan
HLI Communications Manager

Dear Friends of HLI,

Many of you know that HLI has joined a coalition of Catholic groups calling for a reform of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the domestic social justice arm of the USCCB. The CCHD finally defunded the deeply corrupt ACORN last year and has cut off some other bad groups recently after more reports of malfeasance, but the problems remain and more reports are forthcoming. Check out the campaign's website at for more details.

For now, we just wanted to let you know about a couple of timely issues related to the campaign.

  1. Beginning Saturday, November 14, join us in a novena asking for a thorough reform of the CCHD and a healing of the division it is causing in the Church. Click here for details and send it around to friends!
  2. Tonight, Friday, November 13, watch EWTN's The World Over Live with Raymond Arroyo. Reform CCHD Now coalition members Rob Gasper of the Bellarmine Veritas Ministry and Michael Hichborn of American Life League will discuss the issues with the CCHD and how we would like to see it reformed. See it at 8 p.m. Eastern.
  3. Do you still meet people who think that the problems with the CCHD have been solved? Well, the problems have not been solved, although the CCHD have defunded a couple of the worst grantees. Send them to to see the things that are still going on. And be assured there are more reports coming.
This campaign will not end until the CCHD undergoes a thorough reform, so that Catholics can have faith that the CCHD finally understands the differences between truly Catholic Charity and Justice, and the false versions of Charity and Justice that it currently funds. The campaign has already yielded great fruit, and we're encouraged by the feedback and the coverage that it is receiving.

Share the Reform CCHD Now website on Facebook, Twitter, other social networking sites, forwarding and otherwise sharing the Reform CCHD Now page. It's easy to do via the "Share" image on every page of the site. Let's try to get our collection boycott coupon into the hands of every faithful Catholic by November 22!

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