Catholic agencies mum after watchdog exposes $35,000 grant to pro-gay
Several American Catholic social agencies have declined to respond to a report they are giving $35,000 to a left-wing group in the Bronx that promotes both Marxist and “gay” agendas, reports LifeSiteNews.
The suspect grantee is the awkwardly named Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC). The whistle-blower is Michael Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute, who says this is just the tip of an iceberg. The key donor is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Archdiocese of New York’s Catholic Charities.
“Every year,” Hichborn told LifeSiteNews, “the Catholic Campaign for Human Development denies it funds organizations acting against Catholic teaching, and every year they get caught doing just that. Perhaps it isn’t their screening process that’s broken, but their understanding of Catholic moral teaching.”
When Hichborn, then with American Life League in 2012, raised the issue of an earlier CCHD grant to NWBCCC, the only response came from the director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, so he figures the local Catholic organization approved the grantee and the bishops’ organization came up with the grant. So this time he alerted the New York and national Catholic groups. He received no response. Nor did LifeSiteNews.