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January 11, 2010


Pro-life group scrutinizing Catholic charity

Charlie Butts  – 1/9/2010 4:15:00 AM

American Life League (ALL) is challenging the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

The League conducted a probe of the charitable Catholic organization and found that it funded close to 50 groups that promote abortion and homosexuality, both of which are antithetical to church teaching. That includes one group that dispenses the “morning-after” pill to teenagers.

Michael Hichborn of ALL says his group then focused on two healthcare programs of the San Francisco Organizing Project. “Both of these programs,” he explains, “have written into them full access to abortion including elective abortions, every aspect of birth control that you could possibly want.”

One of those is the Healthy Kids program. “They are pushing strongly for comprehensive birth control and sex education programs in schools,” Hichborn states.

Both tend to result in promiscuity and — as Hichborn notes — violate church teachings. He contends the Archdiocese of San Francisco has strongly supported the work of the organization. Hichborn says an explanation is needed.

“Bishop [Roger] Morin, who is the chairman of the CCHD, and Archbishop [George] Niederauer, who is the Archbishop of San Francisco, owe Catholics across the country a very strong and thorough explanation as to why they cleared this group for funding even after a reinvestigation,” he says.

According to Hichborn, many Catholics have stopped donating to the organization.

Blog Author’s Note:

Turning over rocks one at a time.  Now if we could investigate the Vatican’s financial holdings…


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