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The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), annually provides anywhere from $9 million to $15 million to political agitation groups every year. For fiscal year 2018–2019, the CCHD issued a total of $11,587,939 in grant money to such organizations.
The problem is that every year, despite constant denials, promises and even an entire campaign of "review and renewal," many of the organizations the CCHD funds undermine Church teaching. Time and again, CCHD has given grants to organizations that promote abortion, homosexuality, Marxism, heresy or they are members of coalitions that do these things or their leadership is involved in them. And this last grant cycle is no different.
Earlier this year, we published a report exposing a $750,000 grant given to the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN). ISN actively promotes homosexual perversions, including transgenderism.
On its website are numerous articles and events promoting homosexualism, and its annual Ignatian Family Teach-In conference regularly includes talks and break-out sessions for young people on LGBT activism and transgender inclusion. The CCHD issued a response to our report, defending both the grant and the perverse activities of ISN.
With that history in mind, the first CCHD-funded grantee we are profiling for the 2018–2019 grant cycle is an organization called "Just Economics of Western North Carolina." Just Economics is a first-time grantee and received $25,000 for 2018–2019.
According to the CCHD, it performs a "rigorous, consultative review process before awarding any grants." This process includes site visits, a review of all the organization's activities and signed statements from the organization that it will not participate or condone activities that contradict Church teaching. The local diocesan bishop then endorses the grantee and the funding is awarded.
Somehow, during this "rigorous" process, the CCHD entirely missed that Just Economics was a sponsor of the 2015 homosexualist "LGBT in the South" conference. Just Economics blasted its support of this conference on both Facebook and Twitter and was featured prominently on the LGBT in the South Conference webpage.