Friday, October 17, 2008

Running the Catholic Church - Freddie Mac Style...

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) as it currently stands is ineffective and in many instances, supports organizations which do not necessarily support Catholic teaching. It must be shut down and reorganized. Please boycott the CCHD. Read more here.


There seems to be a movement in some parishes in this Archdiocese regarding this. Read on...

There was a brief controversy in the summer of 2003, when a group of liberal and progressive Catholic figures held a closed-door meeting to discuss Church matters with several high-level prelates, including Archbishop Wilton Gregory and Theodore Cardinal McCarrick. Deal W. Hudson and others at the time observed that the group had a number of well-known dissenters and yet no conservative Catholic voices, and was also unusually Boston-centric. A second and similar meeting was arranged between the same prelates and the conservative critics, and the matter was closed.

But that's not to say the matter was ended.

Geoffrey Boisi -- the leader of the original group -- eventually relaunched his organization with a press conference on March 14, 2005, under the mellifluous name the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management (NLRCM). The group meets yearly at the Wharton School of Business, issues annual reports, produces DVDs and instructional materials, gives out awards, develops Church management degrees for Catholic universities, and so on.

Read more in an article from Inside Catholic by T. Joseph Marier.

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