Thursday, September 24, 2009

CCHD Update: Some Success!

The CCHD is pulling funding from the two objectionable San Francisco organizations we had reported on in Tuesday's California Catholic Daily.

From today's Catholic News Service:

"CCHD pulls funding from two agencies, investigates two others

By Dennis Sadowski
Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Catholic Campaign for Human Development has canceled grants to two organizations after learning about their involvement in activities contrary to church teaching and is studying the actions of two other groups.

Ralph McCloud, executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' anti-poverty program, told Catholic News Service Sept. 23 funding was canceled for two San Francisco-based organizations, the Chinese Progressive Association and Young Workers United.

Public service announcement from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. (CNS/CCHD)

The Chinese Progressive Association, which works to improve working conditions and advance social and economic justice for Chinese immigrants, was set to receive $30,000. Young Workers United, a coalition advocating for the rights of low-wage service-sector employees, was awarded a $25,000 grant during the 2009-10 funding cycle, according to CCHD records.

McCloud said the funding was canceled after he learned that both organizations had advocated that its members vote "no" in the November 2008 election on an amendment to the California state constitution that defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In the same election, the workers group also urged San Francisco voters to adopt a citywide proposition that would have decriminalized prostitution."

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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