Silly me. I thought that money we donate at church would be used by Catholic organizations to help the needy and disadvantaged.
Note to self: collections slated for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) should be avoided.
The CCHD sent $1,037,000 to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in 2007, including a $40,000 grant to an ACORN affiliate in Las Vegas that was raided last month by the Nevada attorney general's office in a voter-fraud probe.
The Catholic aid agency has given more than $7.3 million to ACORN over the past decade for about 320 projects, according to the Catholic News Service.
If I want to donate money to ACORN, I will donate money to ACORN. If I don't want to donate money to ACORN, then I can't donate to the CCHD either.
What other non-Catholic organizations are getting my money?