Connecting the Dots: Why the USCCB Cooperates with so much Evil!
Have you connected the dots? Has the light bulb gone on? How many evils can one organization support before one comes to the conclusion that it is diabolical? A press release from American Life League today reveals some shocking data about John Carr, executive director of the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development at the USCCB (bishops' conference) which, incidentally, oversees the CCHD (Catholic Campaign for Human Development). Carr has worked at the bishops' bureuacracy since 1987.
Now lets take a look at his long-term connection to the Center for Community Change (CCC) which goes back at least to 1983. According to an American Life League press release, Carr held leadership positions at CCC from 1999 to 2006 "including chairman of the board."
ALL gives more interesting details:
In 2001, while Carr served as both a USCCB exec and CCC leader, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference funneled $150,000 to the pro-abortion group. The USCCB web site currently promotes the group and officials have spoken at CCC events.
“Strangely, Carr’s leadership on the CCC’s board shows up on several bios he’s submitted for speaking engagements, but the word for word bio on the USCCB web site mysteriously omits that one detail,” Hichborn said. “Why?”
Revelations of John Carr’s involvement in the Center for Community Change come only months after members of the Reform CCHD Now coalition, including American Life League, uncovered 31 CCHD grantees partnered with the CCC.
Some of us have been calling for reform of the CCHD for years because of the evil organizations it funds. Did the light go on as you read this? Is it any wonder that "31 CCHD grantees" were CCC partners since the fella overseeing the grants process works closely with the pro-abortion, pro-gay group?
I visited their website and they are self-professed "progressives," the new buzz word to replace "liberal." One blog entry on proposed health care legislation describes the need "for lifting restrictions on women's access to health services." Translation: abortion must be included in universal health care coverage.
Then there was the Stop Stupak Coalition supported by CCC. Here's what CCC's representative said addressing the meeting. "Health Care Reform could represent a huge step forward in economic opportunity for women but these improvements should not come at the cost of more restrictions on reproductive health!" Obviously "abortion rights" are on their list of non-negotiables.
Now exactly why are the bishops who say they stand unequivocally for life, supporting this pro-abortion community organizing group? And why did they keep someone on who was working intimately with CCC in leadership positions while he was involved in CCHD grants, a clear conflict of interest? The answer: the bishops are either clueless and irresponsible or they support the evil while they pay lip service to Catholic teaching. In any case, they need to immediately fire John Carr who obviously works against their purported pro-life goals. But don't hold your breath. If they fired all of the bad guys at the USCCB most desks would be empty.
I recently wrote an article calling for the good bishops in the U.S. to divorce the USCCB for irreconcilable differences. Write to your bishop and suggest that he do so. And don't give to any fund drives he runs until he does. No money to CCHD and no money to the USCCB including through your parish collection which sends a percentage to the diocese. In ours I think the parish tax is 7%. Ask your pastor how you can give without any of your money going to the diocesan assessment. Unfortunately, money seems to be all they understand. The bishops are showing themselves to be out to lunch when it comes to their own wicked bureaucracy. Until they get it under control, you can't trust them with your money!