The following comes from a Jan. 14 email to Cal Catholic from one of its readers.
Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development provided a $40,000 grant to the Inland Empire Sponsoring Committee through the archdiocese of Los Angeles,
- The president of sponsoring committee [Rev. Michael Fronk] performs same-sex marriages.
- The president is the pastor of a church that actively pushes the homosexual agenda.
The Vatican’s motu proprio On the Service of Charity went into effect Dec, 2012, which says:
“Nevertheless, to the extent that such activities are promoted by the hierarchy itself, or are explicitly supported by the authority of the Church’s pastors, there is a need to ensure that they are managed in conformity with the demands of the Church’s teaching …..”
“ Art 10 . 3. In particular, the diocesan bishop is to ensure that charitable agencies dependent upon him do not receive financial support from groups or institutions that pursue ends contrary to Church’s teaching.
“Similarly, lest scandal be given to the faithful, the diocesan bishop is to ensure that these charitable agencies do not accept contributions for initiatives whose ends, or the means used to pursue them, are not in conformity with the Church’s teaching.”
“ Art. 11. – The diocesan bishop is obliged, if necessary, to make known to the faithful the fact that the activity of a particular charitable agency is no longer being carried out in conformity with the Church’s teaching, and then to prohibit that agency from using the name “Catholic” and to take the necessary measures should personal responsibilities emerge. “
As we all know the doctrine of the faith can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition (1997) which is part of the Apostolic Constitution.
It is my opinion that any personnel of the USCCB, diocese, or charities that call themselves Catholic – that publically violate the tenets in the CCC should be fired.
According to a Jan. 13 release from the Lepanto Institute:
In 2012, Bishop Soto ended funding for an organization called Francis House, because its director performed same-sex marriages and advocated for so-called abortion rights. Faith Whitmore, the director of Francis House, said “I have never represented any of those positions on behalf of Francis House.” But this did not suffice as a defense for Bishop Soto.