Thursday, November 20, 2008

Boycott CCHD - Last and Final Call

Well everyone, this is the last call to boycott the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).

The Catholic blogs, like mine, have documented how CCHD has supported a number of organizations that have actually advocated things that are against our faith.

Mr. C. Wainwright, the CCHD Director for the Archdiocese of Washington DC, never responded to my email, even though I promised to publish his response. And I would have done it without any edits. (There is still time.)

Now it is time to put your money where your mouth is, so to speak, and not give a dime to CCHD.

Some have advocated putting envelopes full of acorns into the collection basket on Sunday. Others have advocated putting paper ones in. Still others have advocated sending an empty envelope with a note in the collection basket. While others, have advocated writing letters.

All of these are good and if you feel that it will send a message, go for it.

For me, I will send a message by not donating a penny to CCHD.

I will however send in a donation to another organization. May I suggest you send your donation to The Gabriel Network:

The Gabriel Network is a grassroots, faith-based nonprofit support network that provides practical, emotional and spiritual assistance to women and families facing crisis pregnancies, in a spirit of Christian solidarity.

We are a network of churches, individuals, businesses, agencies, donors, organizations, and professional personnel inspired by Christ to realize a culture of life through loving service to the women and families in our communities challenged with an unexpected pregnancy.

We operate in Washington DC and much of Maryland, specifically Montgomery, Prince George’s, Howard, Carroll, Charles, Calvert, Frederick, Harford, Baltimore City and Baltimore Counties.

Yes, it is not strictly Catholic, but many Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese are involved, such as: St. Bartholomew's (Manchester), Sacred Heart (La Plata), St. Joseph (Taneytown), and St. Jude (Rockville)


Dymphna said...

I tore my CCHD envelope up.

Anonymous said...

We drew an acorn and slipped it into the empty envelope before putting it in the basket. Boy, that felt good!

Anonymous said...

I typed up a flyer, including a tear off note to the bishops. Printed out 500 copies and placed them on cars in church lots during mass the weekend before the collection.

Printed one extra, tore off the note, signed it and sealed into the envelope.

A Catholic in Maine