You have made it a den of thieves.
Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.”
~Lectio Divina, November 22, 2019
Last night I happened to look at my email and found a message from Complicit Clergy. Since I don’t often hear from them, I took a look. This is what I found:
Catholics Cannot In Good Conscience Support CCHD
The annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will likely be happening THIS WEEKEND in your parish.
CCHD is using your hard-earned money to support organizations that promote an anti-Catholic agenda, including abortion, contraception, and homosexuality. Watch this video to learn more about how your money is being spent and why you should not be giving money to this cause.
WATCH NOW (Click to watch! NM)
Actually, this subject of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) was on my list of five more things promised to be shared with you in my last blog, “Unmasking the Enemy.” I had listed the name of Saul Alinsky. When I turned to Lectio Divina this morning and found Jesus’ words in Luke 19:46, “My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves,” I knew it was time to share what Complicit Clergy has to say about the corruption in CCHD and more. The video you see at Complicit Clergy is an excellent clip of a more extended conversation aired just today by Taylor Marshall with Michael Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute. You can click to hear the full interview, and it is up to date with where the USCCB has been sending our money and sobering reality checks.
However, a few weeks ago, I found Taylor and Michael on a video from earlier this year, where they were discussing Saul Alinsky and Corruption of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. I found this program full of the background of the roots of the CCHD and took notes because it is so nefarious. (The program is lengthy. It starts about Sal Alinsky, and about 54 minutes in it goes to formation of CCHD.)
CRA & POPULATION CONTROL
Around the time of WWII, the United States Bishops formed the National Catholic War Council. They later changed the name to United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Around 1966 USAID was created -United States Agency for International Development. I wanted to understand what this agency does and why our bishops would support it and create a way to get money from them (Catholic Relief Services-CRS) I found information which I share in part here:
From Human Life International (a Catholic apostolate) An article worth reading is called “Exposing the Global Population Control Agenda.” I will post some info, but visiting the website is a good idea. They explain The Kissinger Report, which continues to be the foundational document on U.S. government population control and share a link to it, which is posted on the USAID website. Talk about daunting! Here is the Link: KISSINGER REPORT.
We understand abortion, birth control, euthanasia, or other forms of population control, but the thinking behind it is perhaps something we don’t completely understand. That’s why The Kissinger Report is a good refresher.
In order to protect U.S. commercial interests, NSSM-200 cited a number of factors that could interrupt the smooth flow of materials from LDCs to the United States, including a large population of anti-imperialist youth, whose numbers must be limited by government population control. The document identified 13 nations by name that would be the primary targets of U.S. government population control efforts. Under the heading of “Concentration on key countries” we find:
Assistance for population moderation should give primary emphasis to the largest and fastest growing developing countries where there is special U.S. political and strategic interest. Those countries are: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia and Columbia [sic]. … At the same time, the U.S. will look to the multilateral agencies, especially the U.N. Fund for Population Activities which already has projects in over 80 countries to increase population assistance on a broader basis with increased U.S. contributions. This is desirable in terms of U.S. interests and necessary in political terms in the United Nations.
Pope Francis recently said we should do whatever the United Nations tells us…
Back to the CCHD
Today, Church Militant has a video on Saul Alinsky and CCHD. It’s today’s Vortex, and as usual, Micahel Voris pulls no punches. I read the text of the video and found there is a link to Michael’s research from several years ago. When I visited that page, I found some resources. This one is the best for those of us just learning how to unmask the enemy within the Church. I’ll share a few words, but visit the link to The Capital Research Center – Foundation Watch. It’s their report from September 2009. When you understand the organization called “ACORN” (remember the Obama election years?), you get a picture of how much CCHD money has been poured into these radical left organizations since the beginning of CCHD. It gives a clearer understanding of why outraged Catholics are saying, “Not a penny!”
ACORN was a highly partisan organization involved in racketeering and serial violations of tax, campaign finance, and other laws. CCHD and ACORN are cousins in a sense, and their common bonds must have made it excruciating for CCHD to disown ACORN. Both CCHD and ACORN were inspired by Saul Alinsky, the father of community organizing. Alinsky is the Marxist Machiavelli who dedicated his 1971 manual on grassroots activism, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer, whom he called “the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom.”…
The Alinsky Connection CCHD has long supported groups such as ACORN that engage in left-wing community organizing. In fact, it was created specifically to do so. Former Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, a prominent Catholic layman who served on the board of Capital Research Center, complained in the late 1980s that CCHD was a “funding mechanism for radical left-wing political activism in the United States, rather than for traditional types of charities.”…
Some Catholics were apparently inspired by a blog post written by the late Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, the editor of the journal First Things. Father Neuhaus wrote that the collection for CCHD was “misbegotten in concept and corrupt in practice, [and] should, at long last, be terminated.” He added that a decade ago the CCHD was “exposed as using the Catholic Church as a milk cow to fund organizations that frequently were actively working against the Church’s mission, especially in their support of pro-abortion
activities and politicians.”
Isn’t it something that we are reading about the late Fr. Neuhaus adding “that a decade ago the CCHD was “exposed as using the Catholic Church as a milk cow to fund organizations that frequently were actively working against the Church’s mission, especially in their support of pro-abortion activities and politicians,” in a decade-old article ?! Heaven must have decided long ago to make sure that today’s Gospel reading makes mention of thieves in the “temple.” Nothing has changed until now – perhaps.
CCHD & ALINSKY – Page has a list of useful references
“Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.“
“And every day He was teaching in the temple area. The chief priests, the scribes and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put Him to death, but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on His words.” ~ Luke 19:45-48
“The chief priests, the scribes and the leaders of the people”
We could say our chief bishops, certain priests and lay leaders. Something to think about as we watch the shameful fleecing of the Catholic faithful continue unabated by those very ones.
We can give to charitable causes we know are trustworthy. The truth is just a click away nowadays.
God bless you always,
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