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Pope Benedict XVI tightens church
control over Catholic charities

Religion News Service, by Alessandro Speciale

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/3/2012 6:06:02 PM

Vatican City - Bishops must exercise closer supervision over Catholic charities and ensure that their activities do not contradict church doctrine, according to new rules issued by Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday (Dec. 1). The new guidelines state that charities with links to the church must “follow Catholic principles in their activity” and may not “accept commitments” that could undermine those principles in any way. They also bar charities from accepting funding “from groups or institutions that pursue ends contrary to the church’s teaching” or for initiatives that are “not in conformity with the

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Looks like the Catholic Church is taking an indirect route to combat against 0bamaCare. This could definitely be aimed at the UN, as well and their "organizations."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 12/3/2012 6:14:56 PM     (No. 9046769)

I had the same thoughts, OP.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/3/2012 6:28:54 PM     (No. 9046786)

Look at their universities also.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 12/3/2012 8:56:33 PM     (No. 9046978)

Most so-called Catholic universities should be banned from calling themselves Catholic. Notably Georgetown, Notre Dame, Fordham, Marquette, etc, etc, etc.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono, 12/3/2012 8:58:23 PM     (No. 9046979)

Part of this is still about the support ACORN once received from collections directed toward the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Word has it that they are still funding the re-formed (and re-named) ACORN, but indirectly this time.

In 2010 quite a few Catholics returned their special-donation envelope for CCHD with a single acorn enclosed, which was encouraging. But Rome is getting tired of communist inclinations among their ministries to the poor. (While communism as sharing-all-things is the shape of Christian discipleship in community, as a governmental system it is hostile to religion and its denial of free choice denigrates human dignity.)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tisHimself, 12/3/2012 9:02:57 PM     (No. 9046984)

JPII and BXVI continue to turn this giant ship back in the right direction.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 12/3/2012 9:42:34 PM     (No. 9047025)

right, #4..
i quit giving to "Catholic" Charities in MN years ago when Jason Lewis pointed out they were funding ACORN..

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Objectivity, 12/3/2012 10:43:08 PM     (No. 9047071)

For disclosure ... I´m Roman Catholic (RC). Many RC charities do fantastic work and are as lean as can be, but one must examine each charity closely. But decades ago, I learned that if there is a ´default´ charity to give to, it is Salvation Army ...... leanest admin structure etcetera .... fairly apolitical ... although many would sadly charecterize SA as ´throwback´ ......

Modernity thinks it is too ´sophisticated´ to understand why SA works ... and worked back over a hundred years ago and still today. People are people .....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/4/2012 9:55:47 AM     (No. 9047701)

Yep, all that stuff, and don´t forget our 10% cut!

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