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Report: “Catholic McCarthyism” Threatens Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Push

posted on June 12, 2013

David Gibson of Religion News Service reports that conservative activists are threatening the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) “by attacking the church’s flagship anti-poverty program with 21st-century style ‘Catholic McCarthyism.’” The findings come from a recent report issued by the progressive advocacy organization Faith in Public Life. The CCHD, which “distributed $9 million in grants to community groups and social action initiatives last year,” is receiving strong support from American bishops in spite of critics accusing “the program of working with non-Catholic groups that undermine battles against abortion and gay rights.”

Read at Religion News Service