My husband had his Dead Horse posts. To be sure, Petition is still in the barn, just as stinky as always. Meanwhile, Fre3d continues to hang around trying to stir Petition to partake in another heroic adventure.
Well, I have my own thing – Souls. Everything comes to a “Soul Check”, how many souls have been saved? My standard is the following scripture:
 And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.  And seeing him they adored: but some doubted.  And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.  Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.
Jesus came to save souls and we are sent to do the same.
So, let’s examine the CCHD collection in the light of our golden standard.
Question: Does CCHD do anything substantial that leads to the salvation of souls?
Answer: I have never, ever seen that stat published by the USCCB!
Given the above, what is my duty when the CCHD collection is taken. This is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about donations to the Church:
II. The Precepts of the Church
2041 The precepts of the Church are set in the context of a moral life bound to and nourished by liturgical life. the obligatory character of these positive laws decreed by the pastoral authorities is meant to guarantee to the faithful the indispensable minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort, in the growth in love of God and neighbor: …
2043 … The faithful also have the duty of providing for the material needs of the Church, each according to his abilities.
That’s it – “the material needs of the Church.” Assuming that the mission of the Church is the salvation of the souls, then all the Church’s material expenditures should be directed towards the salvation of souls.
The USCCB can not claim that the CCHD collection leads to that end. In fact, the majority of CCHD money goes to non-Catholic, secular organizations. That is why I said in my last post that “the CCHD collection to be held next week is a colossal waste of money.”
Bottom line for this Soul Check – no souls to be saved, no money from me.
Last year, our Pastor gave his view of the CCHD. My husband documented it in the post A Continental Divide.
At the 5:00 PM Mass this evening, as the second collection was being taken, Father said the following:
“Oh, by the way, did you know the postcards you get are not approved. //pause// Did you all get postcards this week? //Affirmative answer from some person// Ignore them. I talked to the person who’s sending them and he can’t make sense. So. This is a very good collection, it does a lot. So, ignore them [if you get] any postcards in the future.”
To the Sheep in Exile who sent out those post cards – you have my deepest gratitude and you are in my prayers.
The video at the following link is a bit dated, but it demonstrates the level of valuable research that has been done by faithful Catholics to understand how the Church has been infiltrated by very non-Catholic and anti-Catholic ideologies. (Click here: Special Report: (CCHD) Catholic Campaign for Human Development )
Good may come from some CCHD grants, but think about it. “Grants” – why that’s all about money and name a single “grant” that is designed to save souls. It all comes down to money – lot’s of money. How much money? USCCB says somewhere around $12,714,863!!!
To quote the Beatles:
The best things in life are free
But you can keep them for the birds and bees
Now give me money
That’s what I want
That’s what I want, yeah
That’s what I want