By Michael Hichborn, Lepanto Institute, October 28, 2018
San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness (COH) not only endorses Planned Parenthood, but they actively promote birth control, homosexuality, transgenderism, and even so far as supporting legalized prostitution — all with resources directly from the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Worse than this? They have even mocked the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The “artwork” that COH auctioned off depicted the Blessed Mother as a transgender, alongside a “prayer” beseeching “our Lady” to “grant all transwomen … safe love” and claims that “our Lady” launched “the movement for LGBTQ freedom.”
Could you imagine the uproar if COH had depicted Muhummad as a transgender?
…or any Hindu god?
…or disparaged the Jewish faith?
Yet when COH disparages and mocks the Blessed Mother, they are not only applauded but rewarded by the Catholic bishops themselves?!
Now 75% of every dime that is raised by the CCHD collection goes towards funding grants to organizations such as COH, which means that every bishop that participated in the CCHD collection helped finance this organization — and in their own way? Helped inspire and condone this mockery of Mary:
How will they rectify the fact that Catholic money went to a group that blasphemously insults Our Lady; a group that promotes Planned Parenthood; a group that calls for the legalization of prostitution; a group that promotes homosexuality and gender dysphoria?
Will they publicly apologize for misdirecting Catholic funding so egregiously? Will they call for Masses of reparation? Or will they just sweep this under the rug like everything else, and hope no one notices?
One thing is abundantly clear. Neither the USCCB nor the CCHD are keeping their promises to reform.
So the reaction from the Catholic faithful must be clear and forthright.
NOT ONE MORE DIME to the CCHD collection.
It is time to end the CCHD. It has done nothing to end or even relieve poverty in its 40 years of existence, and worse, it has continuously funded grave offenses to God. It is time to shut it down completely because it has proved itself to be beyond reform.
Lepanto Institute will be releasing a series of investigations about CCHD grantees and their activities in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!