Pass up this weekend’s ‘second collection’ due to funding of groups inconsistent with Catholicism

PICO sunflower protestersIt is best to pass up the second collection at Mass today and tomorrow.  This second collection is for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD.)  For years your contributions to the CCHD have gone to many organizations who advocate for abortion, redefinition of Marriage and socialism (rejected in Catechism section 2425.)

Beneficiaries of CCHD money are;  affiliates of PICO National Network, affiliates of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) which was founded by Saul Alinsky and still revered by them, among others (see others here.)  See IAF reading list below:

IAF West Southwest

Below is an excerpt of a story I wrote about last June (click here) about a group who receives your contributions named, ‘PICO National Network,’ that protested in the front doorway of the home of the Kansas Secretary of State:

This is a scandal made possible with the money of unwitting Catholics across the United States.  The 300 protesters that were led by bull-horn in the front doorway of the home of the Kansas Secretary of State on Saturday June 15, 2013 are from the community organization called PICO National Network and its affiliate, “Communities Creating Opportunity” (CCO) and a partner named “Sunflower Community Action.”  On March 5, 2012 PICO National Network was granted $150,000 from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) anti-poverty agency, known as the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD.)

Please pass up the second collection at Mass today and tomorrow.  Instead, support a group you know who stays consistent with Catholic teaching.

O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

4 responses to “Pass up this weekend’s ‘second collection’ due to funding of groups inconsistent with Catholicism

  1. Although we don’t have a second collection we do adhere to the tithing concept and I suspect much of our charity funding goes into socialist organizations.
    I have been referred to as ‘the conservative’ by even our priest, so I suspect he does not think of himself as one.
    In fact I can’t remember the last time a homily was addressed to explain why the church is opposed to the ACA, (or at least sections of it), abortion, gay marriage or any of the other issues to which the church is supposed to be opposed. We seem to be led not by a sheppard but by the sheep.

  2. Diane, I have the same story. I listen to EWTN therefore, I’m too conservative. Social issues are the only thing my priest mentions. I asked that pro life issues be brought up more often. He slump back in the chair indicating that’s not going to happen. That was a year ago. Hasn’t happened. Mother Teresa lived, breath, sacrificed her life to social issue, yet even she said: “We cannot fight credibly against the social and moral evil including poverty and violence while we tolerate mass killings by abortion”. And we wonder why …

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  4. Our second collection is for Catholic Relief Services, and you should tell people to check for themselves before telling them not to contribute any money at all. It’s misleading other lay Catholics. Also, I trust my bishop and priests enough to know that they wouldn’t have me contribute to an organization if it was alligned with Church teaching. You can’t believe everything you read on the internet. The USCCB, which is made up of wholly Pro Life bishops, would not be stupid enough to do this.