Bishop Bruskewitz Brings the Smackdown on CCHD

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of the Diocese of Lincoln was one of only four* bishops in all of America to refuse collections to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).  The CCHD has been a great scandal because their funds go directly to paying for abortion and the promotion of same-sex marriage among other things.

Here is what Bishop Bruskewitz had to say [comments mine]:

“We question the ideology of [CCHD]” [of course the marxist and socialist leaning organizations that CCHD funds go to.]

“and … we are shocked at the scandalous participation with the ACORN organization and also the participation with other organizations of questionable moral values or standards.” [Bishop Roger Morin apparently sees no evil and hears no evil]

“It’s so extremely controversial,” [Yes it is!]

“many negative resonances about it from people throughout the diocese and beyond the diocese,” [Too many bishops are still stuck in the Democratic talking points instead of Catholic social doctrine.]

“controversial character made it appear that [CCHD] was not effective” [Among other things.]

[The CCHD Collection] “served very little purpose for us,”

“We do have a very extensive Catholic Social Services, St. Vincent de Paul activity here in the diocese … which supplies the needs of those who are impoverished, of those who need assistance to come out of poverty.” [That is why the CCHD needs to be eliminated.  They serve no purpose except to make bishops feel all liberally gooey inside because it advances their pet political principles that have absolutely nothing to do with the Catholic Church and Her mission. We have many wonderful Catholic charities that can do the work much more effectively... and their Catholic!]

“I didn’t think [the report] took into account sufficiently the negatives that have been bantered about with regard to the organization,”

“I [Bishop Bruskewitz] think he [Bishop Roger Morin] was perhaps a little bit too dismissive of them.” [Amen.]

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* The other three great bishops are Bishop John O. Barres of the Diocese of Allentown, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of the Diocese of Madison, and Bishop Robert J. Baker of the Diocese of Birmingham.

To read about the Four US Bishops Did Not Take up Collection for Embattled CCHD article by Patrick B. Craine of LifeSiteNews.com click here.

To read about Bishop Bruskewitz on CCHD: Bishop Morin Was a “Bit To Dismissive” of Concerns article by Patrick B. Craine of LifeSiteNews.com click here.

To see where your CCHD donations go to click here.

To read Bishop Roger Morin mendaciously defending CCHD click here.

To join the boycott of CCHD click here.

To see Archbishop Chaput tap-dance his way around the CCHD scandal click here.

To read more about the ACORN-CCHD scandal click here.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/nov/09112305.html

3 Responses to Bishop Bruskewitz Brings the Smackdown on CCHD

  • This is a beautiful thing. Every revolution started as one thought in one man’s head.

    CCHD was Cardinal Bernadin’s baby, right?
    ’nuff said.

  • I am very gald that we have CCHD. Shocked?

    It is just another human failing that facilitates an opportunity for God to shine His Light on us. He is giving us an opportunity to recognize that Catholic Social Teaching is Catholic not secular.

    We are to witness to the Lord in Charity and in Truth.

    Time for Republican, conservative, libertarian, liberal and Democratic Catholics to start behaving as Catholics ought to and stop being secularly partisan.

    This inlcudes bishops and clergy.

    I am American Knight and I am an orthodox Catholic and a faithful husband then a Virginian and then an American. Politcal parties and secular ideologies be damned.

  • At my parish in the Diocese of Owensboro (sede vacante) there has been no CCHD collection yet this year, nor any mention of one coming up. There was some small add in the monthly newsletter put out by the diocese, but not much. I think it may be getting skipped this year since we don’t have a bishop.

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