Sunday, November 14, 2010
Who's in Charge in Chicago? Sure Doesn't Look Like Cardinal George after the CCHD Debacle!
The situation in Chicago with regard to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is beyond shameful!
Orthodox Catholics saw signs of hope that at the local level where the annual collection began, CCHD would see real reform. But the liberals in roman collars (Do they wear roman collars?) apparently ruled the day. They pulled the rug out from under the reform and got the cardinal to renege on grants to pro-life groups, authentic charities as compared to grants that pay salaries to community organizers so they can work to elect politicians like Barack Obama. In Chicago it's back to business as usual.
Read the story here about how liberal clergy, led by Fr. Larry Dowling, deep-sixed the reform being implemented by local CCHD head, Rey Flores. Which leads me to ask: Who exactly is in charge in Chicago? Seems like Chicago style politics have taken over the chancery. Did Dowling give Cardinal George his marching orders and then send Rey a dead fish?
If this doesn't convince Catholics to boycott the CCHD, they aren't paying attention!