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Lepanto Institute Report . . . Boycott The CCHD

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By REY FLORES

It’s that time of year again, folks. The annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development comes once again at your nearest parish on November 17 and 18 (The Wanderer went to press this week on November 15). This is the annual national collection when the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asks us to give our hard-earned money to “help the poor and oppressed masses help themselves.”
While I have been boycotting and fighting the CCHD from outside, within, and outside again, the USCCB has continued its controversial collection without answering any concerns brought up by me and many, many others. Those concerns mainly being that the CCHD continues to give CCHD grant monies to a myriad of nonprofits that support secular and social agendas opposed to Catholic teaching, morals, beliefs, and principles.
It’s impossible to pinpoint when the homosexual infiltration began in the Catholic Church proper, but as we move forward, and despite all the abuse by clergy based on homosexuality, the USCCB collection includes support for pro-homosexualist groups.
The Lepanto Institute reports:
“Since 2010, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has made several large financial contributions to an organization in San Francisco that is actively promoting all manner of immorality. Through grants from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which is an official project of the USCCB, the Coalition on Homelessness has received $240,000 in four grants: $40,000 for 2010-2011; $50,000 for 2014-2015; $75,000 for 2015-2016; and $75,000 for 2016-2017, the last available grants list on the USCCB website. According to the Archdiocese of San Francisco website, the Coalition on Homelessness is slated to receive another CCHD grant for 2017-2018, though the amount has not yet been disclosed.”
Lepanto Institute has uncovered all sorts of evidence that the Coalition on Homelessness (COH) also supports Planned Parenthood, birth control, homosexuality, transgenderism, legalized prostitution, and even legalized drug use.
Many homeless advocacy programs across the United States came up with the concept of publishing their own newspapers to not only give a voice to the homeless, but to give them an opportunity to sell the publication as a way to work and earn a little money for each paper sold.
I actually wrote for Chicago’s Streetwise almost 20 years ago, but at that time we were writing about employment, housing, health, and education. Things that actually concerned with helping the homeless with real human needs.
Today’s bimonthly Street Sheet in San Francisco published by the COH has a much different approach, promoting sodomy, drug use, so-called transgenderism, and even legalized prostitution.
I understand that many people do desperate things in desperate times, but to take advantage of the homeless’ plight to further promote a perverse agenda is unconscionable.
More unconscionable and flat-out morally wrong is for the USCCB to be funding the likes of the COH.
Lepanto Institute points out all of the horrible things COH is publishing on its pages, on all the backs of the suffering homeless populations in San Francisco:
A May 2017 issue of Street Sheet carried an article with the headline, “Where is the Reproductive Justice for Homeless Women?” In the article, the author makes three statements promoting Planned Parenthood.
The June 1, 2018 Street Sheet published what it called the “Sex Work Issue.” This issue is filled with unrepeatable and filthy “poetry,” promotes transgenderism, and most prominently calls for the decriminalization of prostitution.
The June 15, 2018 issue of Street Sheet is their “Pride Issue.” This issue celebrates the decriminalization of sodomy, uses unrepeatable language, and advertises for the then upcoming “Dyke March.”
In the September 1, 2016 issue, COH published an image of a mural “celebrating LGBTQ love,” complaining that it was vandalized, saying: “You cannot destroy love.”
Just remember that when that collection plate gets passed down the pews at Mass: This is one thing that you are helping support. It’s my strong advice to you to give generously, but directly, to organizations that you trust.
Lepanto Institute President Michael Hichborn says: “Despite the fact that in May of 2017, Coalition on Homelessness gave a ringing endorsement of Planned Parenthood, on June 8 of this year (2018), COH’s executive director Jennifer Friedenbach co-authored a piece in America Magazine with the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Office of Human Life & Dignity, Valerie Schmalz, titled, ‘SF must help pregnant homeless women qualify for housing.’ Given that the CCHD claims to have ‘strict guidelines’ and that it works to ‘build relationships’ with the granted organizations, it’s hard to imagine that CCHD did not know about COH’s promotion of Planned Parenthood a year before this article was written.
“What makes this article particularly egregious is that it uses pro-life language in order to make homelessness a ‘pro-life issue.’ This is, of course, disingenuous given the prior promotion of the world’s largest abortion chain.”
Hichborn continues, “But COH’s offenses against the Catholic Church are not limited to the Church’s moral teachings. COH has also grievously offended Our Lady. On September 12, 2016, COH posted a blasphemous image of Our Lady called ‘Our Lady of Compton Cafeteria,’ describing it as ‘brilliant.’ The piece was a part of COH’s art auction, so they sold this image for their own funds. At the bottom of this horrific image is a blasphemous prayer, which beseeches ‘our Lady’ to ‘grant all transwomen . . . safe love.’ It claims that ‘our Lady’ launched ‘the movement for LGBTQ freedom’.”
Please do not give a single penny to the CCHD collection. The USCCB continues to prove their total unworthiness of our trust for them to be responsible stewards of our generosity.
The Lepanto Institute encourages us all to contact the CCHD at their national headquarters and question why they continue this type of activity. See Lepanto Institute’s website (lepanto
institute.org).
Please share this far and wide prior to the CCHD collection this year.

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