On Tuesday Fratres received word that no second collections for the Campaign for Human Development would be taken throughout Alabama until financial investigations of ACORN are complete:
Birmingham Diocese Bishop Robert J. Baker, in a letter dated Nov. 16, said ACORN will not get money from the second collection until the CCHD finishes a probe into whether ACORN used money in a way that might endanger the CCHD’s tax- exempt status.
Another diocese has joined in taking prudent action concerning CCHD funding – The Diocese of Charleston. Here’s the fax:
TO: Priests and Parish Life Facilitators
FROM: Rev. Msgr. Martin T. Laughlin, P.A., Administrator
DATE: November 12, 2008
In light of the recent controversy over the Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Collection, the collection will still be taken up in the Diocese of Charleston but the funds will go directly to the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston.
Proceeds from this collection formerly went to the Campaign for Human Development in the name of Catholic Charities and were distributed nationally. This time the proceeds will remain in the Diocese of Charleston.