Scandal and Betrayal at the USCCB?


Washington, DC, February 2, 2010 ( – A national group that promotes abortion and homosexual rights has deep ties with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, according to a report released Monday.

I’m still digesting this story. I hope there are some better explanations for these sad allegations. Unfortunately, I fear there are still some pockets and dark corners of the USCCB that continue to put an empty kind of “social justice” and political agenda ahead of Catholic moral teaching.

We just need to keep urging the USCCB with love to correct these totally unacceptable transgressions. I definitely feel betrayed by our USCCB on this. And that’s a very sad story.

Here is some of the buzz around the net (including a video):

OSV: USCCB Controversy

Inside Catholic: More disturbing news about the CCHD

LifeSiteNews: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Exec Chaired Pro-Abortion, LGBT Rights Group

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cocatholicdad February 4, 2010 at 9:06 am

How long do we catholics have to suffer the stripping away of the beauty and tradition that is our right and our heritage? How long do we have to suffer abuse at the hands of frustrated hippee bishops who sacrifice Catholic Moral Dogma on the alter of liberalism socialism and so called social justice? All of our Bishops should be required to read Liberalism Is a Sin. The Catholic Church has always stood against socialists and communists, it is high time Rome spoke definitively against American Progressivism which is nothing other then the slow road to Marxism.

Jesse February 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm

There are situations that we don’t understand the full story/lesson from every action of the church. I believe that GOD will not forsake us till the end of time. Maybe as of the moment we have not fully gotten the story or reason. We don’t know the hearts of those people who took the action. We need to pray for the church, our priest, our leaders. May they be our models.

Seth February 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm

I just watched a very passionate and spirited speech by Stephen Fry about the Catholic church. Maybe it will give you a different perspective:

Matthew Warner February 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Thanks for sharing, Seth. Unfortunately, Stephen Fry’s speech of lies and mis-characterizations in that video reveal just how much he doesn’t get it. He actually comes off as quite ignorant. And most certainly with his own biased agenda. I suppose that is a “different” perspective. Maybe even a sincerely held one by many. But certainly not fair or honest. Speeches like that do more to bolster the ignorance of like-minds than they do to further honest debate or misunderstanding.

Dave February 8, 2010 at 11:26 am

So, what do we do to reform the USCCB? Write letters to our (arch)bishops or the Pope?

Alice Linahan February 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

Hi Matthew.
I wanted to share my latest post with you. I think you will be interested in Fr. Bascio’s video that is included. In addition see the reference at the bottom of the post that mentions one of your articles.

You are doing great work!! Keep it up!!

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