From the Catholic News Agency:
Catholic Charities of the Washington D.C. Archdiocese will join with Catholic Charities USA in honoring Martin Luther King Jr. by sponsoring the first national “Keep the Dream Alive Mass and Award.” The event will be held on Monday, Jan. 18 at St. Aloysius Church in Washington D.C. and will recognize four national figures who have worked to preserve King's legacy, particularly the reduction of poverty.
“As we celebrate our Centennial Year by renewing our commitment to reduce poverty in America, we join the nation in honoring the Rev. Dr. King as a great champion of the struggle to reduce poverty,” said Fr. Larry Snyder, the President of Catholic Charities USA. “We will present this award annually to national figures who inspire the nation to keep the dream alive by their life work of reducing poverty in America.”
Fr. Snyder will present the award to Allison Boisvert, Social Justice Minister for the Pax Christi Catholic Community in Minnesota; Dr. Arturo Chavez, Ph. D, President and CEO of the Mexican American College and Cultural Center in Texas; Ralph McCloud, Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. and Rev. Raymond Kemp, STL, a Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley will preside over the Jan. 18 Mass at St. Aloysius
Why does one honor the person who, as the head of CCHD squandered money from Catholics on ACORN and other groups who work against the Catholic faith? Ralph McCloud has been the head for the last few years but money still flowed to these groups and to others. And to make matters worse, he takes no responsibility -- he says it is up to the bishops to approve.
It is bad enough that Catholic Charities of DC has to be a part of this but then when members of our own hierarchy are involved, such as Auxiliary Bishop Holley, it just adds insult to injury.
Maybe that is why it was not included in this week's Catholic Standard. It would have been another embarrassing situation, like when Archbishop Wuerl honored John Sweeney - AFL-CIO boss, who supports abortion and pro-gay lifestyle.
They continue to do this sort of stuff and expect us to give till it hurts!!!
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