In a letter e-mailed to millions of Catholics, Viguerie said the CCHD is providing funds for causes contrary to Catholic values. He wrote:
“For the past several years, I have become increasingly outraged, as are many other devout Catholics, by the horrible abuses of our trust and faith by organizations funded by the CCHD. The simple fact of the matter is that significant portions of the grants made by the CCHD have been given to leparish priests ft-wing organizations working in direct contradiction of Church teaching. This must stop, and the only way it will stop is if Catholics across America stop giving to CCHD.
“When the November 19-20 offering comes around, do not give to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, because almost none of the grantees provide any direct help to people in need of food, shelter, clothing, or medicine. Rather, they are all about power, grassroots organizing, and left-wing political influence.”
Viguerie cited a new report from the American Life League which found that several organizations funded by CCHD promote abortion, birth control, homosexuality or Marxism. Others receiving CCHD funds are actively involved in coalitions that promote such activities.
“I’m sorry to report that, rather than reduce the number of grantees involved in left-wing politics and activities contrary to Church teachings, the number has actually increased,” he wrote. “I’m confident you will join me in refusing to give a single cent to the bishops’ Novemeber 19-20 appeal.”