The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the anti-poverty program sponsored by the US bishops’ conference, will no longer support a New York group after pro-life activists demonstrated that the group was distributing condoms.
The CCHD—which has faced steady criticism for years because of grants to agencies that have opposed Church teachings on sexuality—announced that the New York AIDS Housing Network is not eligible for funding under current criteria. The Reform CCHD Now Coalition had presented evidence that the group, which has received CCHD funds in past years, is involved in condom-giveaway programs.
The CCHD claimed that past grants to the New York AIDS Housing Network came only after a “vigorous vetting process,” and said there was no evidence that the condom-distribution campaigns were in place when the CCHD grants were awarded.
Slowly but surely, social “justice” is getting squeezed. Thanks be to God.