The special collection on Nov. 18 in all U.S. Catholic parishes is earmarked for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which funds groups that promote abortion and homosexuality.
The U.S. bishops publish the fact that Nov. 18, or the Sunday before Thanksgiving, is the day in which 75 percent of Sunday's special collection goes into the coffers of the CCHD. Wednesday, however, Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute broke the story that CCHD has given $280,000 over the last five years to the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT), which is on the steering committee of a coalition that promotes abortion and homosexuality.
As a member of the coalition's steering committee, CAT is responsible for the coalition's decisions and actions. The coalition is open about its support for normalizing homosexuality and its promotion of abortion.
Funding a group like CAT that is acting in collusion with such a coalition is a violation of the CCHD's own guidelines, which stipulate, "CCHD will not fund groups that are members of coalitions which have as their organizational purpose or coalition agenda, positions or actions that contradict fundamental Catholic moral and social teaching."
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