Ah Yes...'Catholic' Charities!

Fresh from battle with the inconsistencies of Canadian Catholic charity, Development and Peace, Catholics may feel weary and discouraged. I do. Everywhere we turn, news breaks of one or another Catholic charity or institution supporting distinctly un-Christian endeavors.

American Life League
Three of the top lay Catholic organizations have divorced themselves from Catholic teaching by supporting the Obama health-care plan, which would foster a culture of mandatory abortion coverage, contraceptive services, and permissive sex education, euthanasia and eugenics.

Catholic Charities USA, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Catholic Health Association are joining together to push the current version of the plan through Congress.

"There is no social justice in rationing charity," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "Millions of taxpayers will be forced to subsidize abortion, contraception, euthanasia and bureaucratic denial of health care to the poorest of the poor."

Many Catholics are used to trusting these institutions as being ACTUALLY charitable, full of the substance of God's love, along the lines of Pope Benedict's latest encyclical. If only those making decisions for Catholic charities WOULD read 'Caritas Veritate' , and take its core message to heart. The entire fullness of God's vision is our goal...not to be traded off time and time again for temporary relief in one area or another.

THE WHOLE TRUTH . Working to uphold the whole truth, we can TRUST GOD to ameliorate our temporal sufferings in a way that benefits us eternally.

ETERNITY. Something Catholics believe in, and Catholic institutions should have in their sights.

(h/t Catholic Fire)