It 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:
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.