Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Theologian appointed to CCHD

This is a step in the right direction: a theologian well grounded in the fullness of Catholic Social Teaching and solidly in support of its pro-life implications "will provide ongoing consultation on the moral and ethical dimensions of campaign's work."

Now, some already are saying, "Too little too late." I agree that this step is a far cry from the kind of butt-kicking and name-taking that some people favor. But it is in keeping with the wait-until-harvest attitude our Lord recommends. It's a step toward insuring greater conformity to Catholic morality without seeking a target for condemnation. In other words, it's a step toward solving the problem rather than blaming the problem.

I'm not saying it's time to rush out and give all your worldly goods to CCHD. I think it's important to hold them accountable, and to ask for evidence that Fr. Mindling is effective in his mission.

But I am saying, it's good to see a step in the right direction, even if it looks like a small step.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately that same first step also leads across a fathomless tar pit.

    CCHD has been Catholic In Name Only since virtually its inception. And no one in his right mind ever gives to it. Just as we never give to the local Denver version for the same reason.