St. Louis Archdiocese Encourages Clergy to Attend Meeting of Pro-LGBT, Women’s Ordination Priests

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is formally promoting and encouraging its own priests to attend the upcoming Annual Assembly of the Association of US Catholic Priest’s (AUSCP). Identified as a “date to remember” on its “Announcements for Priests” webpage, the Archdiocese of St. Louis posted an image of the AUSCP’s Assembly flyer with the message: … Read more

Covenant House Promotes Transgenderism, Dispenses Contraception

Covenant House was established in 1972 by Fr. Bruce Ritter as a Catholic shelter for homeless and runaway youth.  In 1984, Fr. Ritter was hailed by President Ronald Regan as a “hero” as Covenant House grew as one of the most prominent Catholic charitable organizations in the country.  However, in 1987 Covenant House Toronto was … Read more

Lay Leaders Beg US Bishops to Cancel Funding of Marxist, Pro-Abortion, Pro-LGBT Groups

Prominent Catholics from across the United States have signed an open-letter addressed to the bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), asking them to permanently close down the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). For over 50 years, the CCHD has been the center of an ongoing controversy as organizations promoting abortion, … Read more

US Bishops’ Quid Pro Quo With Funding Agencies

Since 2016, the Lepanto Institute has written about the Quid Pro Quo lobbying efforts of both the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on behalf of federal aid and development agencies. In May of 2016, we provided details regarding a joint-letter the USCCB and CRS sent to Congress requesting nearly … Read more

Damning Evidence That CRS Involved In Anti-Catholic Sex Indoctrination

Catholics should only support charities that do not cooperate with evil. For over a year, the Lepanto Institute and Population Research Institute (PRI) conducted a joint investigation into Catholic Relief Services projects in three African countries: Cameroon, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. Through a combination of primary resource materials obtained from federal documents, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), … Read more

WATCH: Lepanto Institute Calls for Catholics to Make Reparation at St. Patrick’s Cathedral – March 1, 2024

  This radio spot is being played in New York City the week of March 1, 2024, calling on Catholics to attend the 5:30 First Friday Mass of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC. There were over 1,000 acts of reparation at St. Patrick’s – let’s make over … Read more

Catholic-Funded Organization Prayed to Demons

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) persistently claims to thoroughly review each grant applicant and that it never provides funds to organizations that act against Catholic moral or social teaching. Most recently, Bp. Timothy Senior, the current chairman of the CCHD subcommittee, told his brother bishops that the reports of the Lepanto Institute on … Read more

Lepanto Institute Just Sent This Message Regarding CCHD to all U.S. Bishops

A Plea to the Catholic Bishops of the United States Dear Excellency/Eminence, For the last 15 years, I have been alerting you to the fact that the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) regularly provides funding to organizations that act directly against Catholic moral and social teachings. We have profiled hundreds of CCHD-funded organizations that … Read more

Campaign for Human Development Grantee Collects Pornographic LGBTQ Books for Minors at Youth Center

Over the years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has provided grants to the organization called Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH).  From 2012-2018, the CCHD provided a total of $202,000 to CUSH, after which time it hadn’t received a grant again until the 2021-2022 grants cycle.  The recently published CCHD grants list for 2021-2022 … Read more

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Closes all Communication, Refuses to Answer Questions

Over the weekend, the Lepanto Institute received a letter from Bishop Timothy Senior, current chairman of the subcommittee for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), slamming the door on any discussion regarding serious concerns related to CCHD grantees while refusing to publish the most recent grants list.  Despite the CCHD’s vigorous commitment to “operate … Read more