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Why I will not support – Catholic Charities honors pro-abort January 18, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, Dallas Diocese, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, North Deanery, sadness, scandals, sickness.

Well, it’s one of many reasons, the main one being that Catholic Charities gets the vast majority of their funding from the federal government and advances the general secularization of the Church, but also because they love to hand out awards to lefty politicians who help keep their gravy train rolling:

Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington have bestowed the “Keep the Dream Alive” Award on Anthony Williams, who served as mayor of Washington from 1999 to 2007. Williams, a Catholic, [“Catholic”] supported abortion and same-sex marriage.

Also receiving awards were USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon and former Catholic Charities board member Janet Pape. The three were honored at a “Keep the Dream Alive” Mass at St. Aloysius Church in Washington on January 16.

“I can think of no better way to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy than by honoring individuals who keep his dream alive through their advocacy and service to the poor,” [and working hard to make sure ripping primarily poor babies limb from limb remains an inalienable right] said Father Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA.

So, a pro-abort Catholic is permitted to piously trade on his “Catholic” name all the while making a mockery of what the Church believes.  And he is willingly aided and abetted by those in the Church who are happy to shower accolades and praise on these folks because they belong to the political party that they perceive will keep their funding steadily growing.  I despise this model the Church in this country has fashioned – I despise the moral conflicts it engenders, I despise how so many bishops and pastors look the other way so long as the money keeps rolling in, I despise how the Blessed Sacrament is trampled and crushed by the cold indifference of those receiving AND distributing it, placing it in the bloody hands of pro-abort politicians because they ostensibly do “so much good.”  I despise how the Church has become so beholden to political interest and so focused on secular, temporal concerns, the whole modern Americanist model – these were exactly the concerns that Pope Benedict XV pointed out nearly 100 years ago when he first demanded that the National Catholic Welfare Conference – the progenitor of the USCCB – be disbanded.  The moral compromises this model constantly engenders sully every aspect of the Church, including all of us, Her members.

It’s what leads to mealy-mouthed documents like ‘Forming Consciences’ which was throughout a violation of the biblical exhortation to have your “yes mean yes and your no mean no.”  I can’t imagine how many souls have been lost over this, I can’t imagine how the men entrusted to support and defend the Faith and have the awesome responsibility for the care of souls can continue to be associated with this disaster.  Yes, Catholic Charities does alot of good (with our money), but it does so at a terrible, unacceptable price.  The purpose of the Church is not to be the world’s best or largest social welfare agency, it is to save souls.  Too many, far too  many compromises have been made in the latter in favor of the former.

It’s got to stop.


1. oldkate - January 18, 2012

I have a sister who had a “Top” job for Catholic Charities back in the 80’s in St. Louie, Mo. She had to travel frequently, always flew 1st class, best hotels… She began to question, rightfully so, the morality of the methods & expenses. She expressed her concern to a co-worker & was told “We don’t have to be poor or uncomfortable just because we’re doing our job”, or something to that effect. She then asked her boss about it & was told to “be quiet’…or words to that effect. It was intimated she was causing trouble for others. I believe she quit with-in the week. I’ve been proud of her for that ever since! She was making good money, but she quit before she even got another job. Now, we are NOT close (as sisters). never have been. We don’t fight, we just came from a dysfunctional family (who doesn’t!) & are 4 yrs apart. I’m the old one, & the black sheep. Sad to say, I don’t even know my sister. But, I know that only a person with a lot of character would do what she did! Oh, & she’s not a catholic now & was not much interested then. She just had character! So, I haven’t ‘donated’ anything to “Catholic Charities” since & am not surprised by anything that they do.

tantamergo - January 18, 2012

Catholic Charities has a high rate of overhead expense – about 15%. That’s higher than most highly rated charities – in fact, it’s higher than even so-so rated charities. Most highly rated charities have overhead of 1-3%.

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3. Robert Lattin (@rob_lattin) - January 22, 2012

Tis time to boycott and denounce “Catholic” Charities

tantamergo - January 23, 2012

I agree, and you have an awesome last name!

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