Many CUF members have contacted our office asking for advice about this year’s collection of the USCCB’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). The basic issue is that in the past the CCHD has funded organizations that are at odds with some of the Church’s teachings on social justice, family, and life issues. At this [...]
What’s the big deal about gambling anyway? After all, the Church says it’s not a sin. Why get worked up about church bingo?
Many of my fondest childhood memories of my long-deceased father involve my going to the horse races with him. He even on occasion let me stay home from school (I guess I was “home-stretch schooled”) to go with him to Santa Anita racetrack in Southern California. I also looked forward to the scenic drives down [...]
My wife Maureen and I have always looked forward to the dinner in which our bishop would launch the annual diocesan fund-raising campaign. It’s become an annual “date” for us. We try to give what we can to our diocese and parish, Catholic apostolates, and worthwhile charities. Each year we’re stretched a little thinner as [...]