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Thursday, February 4, 2010

USCCB Needs To Clean House

(PewSitter.Com) - An exec with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, has deep ties with a national group that promotes abortion and homosexual rights according to a report released Monday.

Top USCCB executive John Carr held simultaneous leadership roles, creating a conflict of interest, with the USCCB and the radical Center for Community Change.

"The closer we look at the Bishops Conference [staff and programs], the more we find a systemic pattern of cooperation with evil," said Michael Hichborn, American Life League’s lead researcher into the USCCB scandal. "The CCC has lodged itself into the highest places of power in the USCCB while working to promote abortion and homosexuality."

John Carr is the USCCB executive director of the Department of Justice Peace and Human Development which oversees the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). He has been employed by the USCCB since 1987....

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Every second that goes by without a thorough house cleaning of the USCCB is a scandal to the U.S. Catholic Church. The news coming out of the USCCB these days is an abomination! How can this be? The nation's top Roman Catholic organization is found to fund ACORN? The same organization now has top executives with ties to militant pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality groups?

It's time for the bishops of the USCCB to come to terms with a cold hard reality. The organization has been infiltrated. It's very Catholic (even Christian) identity has been compromised. It has become the home to radicals. As defenders of the gospel, it is time for the individual bishops, of each individual diocese, to do an inventory of the policies and positions of the USCCB. It is time for them to decide where they are in union with the USCCB and where they are not, then make this inventory public for any Catholic laymen to see. It is time for the individual bishops to stop waiting on the USCCB to tell them what to do. It is time for the individual bishops to start acting like bishops! and shepherding the flock entrusted to them by God and the Holy See.

As for the USCCB, it is time to downsize and clean house. A recognition of who and what they really are would be helpful too. They are NOT a "little vatican" in Washington DC. They're authority is extremely limited - virtually nonexistent without the consent of individual bishops. Then an inventory needs to be taken of their own staff and any associations they might have. Furthermore, the USCCB needs to do an inventory of its own policies and positions to eliminate those which are not in 100% agreement with the Holy See. Finally, the USCCB needs to apply the principle of subsidiarity to itself! It is categorically IMMORAL for the USCCB to engage in any governing action which the individual bishops are perfectly capable of doing for themselves.

Lastly, if the USCCB will not do these things, if it will not do what is necessary to reform itself, then the Holy See of Rome must step in to either regulate or dismantle the organization. The spiritual safety of Catholic Americans is in danger! and it is incumbent on the Holy See to rescue them if neither the USCCB, nor individual bishops, will do what is necessary to rescue themselves.