Critics Call for Defunding the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

A cry is coming from Catholics across the country to defund the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the social justice arm for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The annual campaign for funding by Catholic parishes, held each November, may be in serious jeopardy based on new revelations concerning the group’s actions. The outcry is based on a recent report on funding practices by the Bellarmine Veritas Ministry (BVM). BVM, who describe themselves as “a Catholic grass-roots organizing ministry dedicated to truth and action,” dove deeper into CCHD practices and launched a national campaign aimed at addressing deeper problems within the organization. They had found that some of the grantees were groups who supported abortion, contraception, same-sex “marriage,” and legalized prostitution. The report also revealed that these groups are involved in pushing Obama’s health care reform without prejudice to its proposed funding of abortion and contraception. FOR THE FULL STORY CLICK HERE