With all the rightly-placed focus on the elections that will occur in two days, I can understand that the upcoming annual CCHD collection this November has slipped the minds of many. Alas, it is a reality that now cries for our attention.
In previous posts, I had suggested that we all boycott the CCHD collection in all localities with the exception of the Chicago Archdiocese. At the time, their local CCHD director had taken significant steps to improve the grant-making process, defunding various progressive organizations and redirecting those monies to pro-life organizations and those actively engaged in the Works of Mercy. Sadly, but not too surprisingly, that director was released from his position. There was an internal drive to have him fired.
This latest development in Chicago, plus the unusual delay in CCHD's release of the names of current grantees, leaves me with the regretable but necessary task of calling for the boycott of the CCHD in all locations, no exceptions.
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