"You aim at a devout life, dear Philothea, because as a Christian you know that such devotion is most acceptable to God's Divine Majesty," says St. Francis de Sales in his book "Introduction to the Devout Life".
And we can all be Philotheas, as St. Francis notes: "I have made use of a name suitable to all who seek the devout life, Philothea meaning one who loves God."
Ralph McCloud doles out money in the name of the CCHD - the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. McCloud is good friends with Wendy Davis, the Texas state
senator who just about killed the major pro-life bill that passed in that
Voris asks, “So why is this significant?” And he answers that question. I think
this is one where you have to either watch the whole video or read the entire
script. We need to think about the big picture here – the picture that spans
several decades of shady activity by the CCHD, as well as the years of
friendship between two politicians who shouldn’t really have much in common. See my recent post on the CCHD here.
bottom line is this: the CCHD has been engaged in scandalous activity for
years. They deny it every time someone broaches the subject; but as MV points
out, the data is right there in their own documents and records. The
ChurchMilitant.TV team has put together two special reports on this situation
over the years, and both are embedded below.
script for today’s Vortex is down below all three videos.
See the script for this Vortex below the next two videos.
Here's the script for "Pink Slip Time" Vortex:
like to introduce you to a couple of “friends”. First, Wendy Davis, the Texas
state senator who has become the darling of the pro-child murder crowd for her
11 hour filibuster a couple of weeks back which killed a major pro-life bill in
the Texas state senate.
to Governor Rick Perry, Texas lawmakers were able to re-convene and eventually pass
the law despite Davis’ political maneuverings.
second person we’d like to introduce you to is our ‘ol buddy Ralph McCloud.
and Wendy Davis are old friends, going back years in Fort Worth Texas politics.
fact, McCloud was the representative on the City Council for Fort Worth for
District 8 and even mayor pro-tem back in 2005 as you can see here.
a historic shift and restructuring of the council, Wendy Davis who was also a native
Fort Worth politician lauded McCloud for his service to the locals – again as
you can see in this picture. And it’s only fitting that she should praise him –
they worked together for SIX years doing council work.
McCloud and Davis go way back in Texas politics. And why is this significant?
while Davis has been making a name for herself by touting the right of all women
to butcher their children in the womb, her political buddy Ralph McCloud has been
the US Catholic bishops’ point man on their anti-poverty program.
anti-poverty program goes by the name of the CCHD, the Catholic Campaign for
Development, and was started largely by massively liberal Cardinal Joseph Bernardin
back in the late 1960s.
didn’t take long before many in the Church began noticing that different anti-poverty
groups being awarded grant money to supposedly fight poverty, were also active
in liberal and socialist political causes and supported abortion – just like
Davis does. McCloud is the guy responsible for doling out collection plate money
to these groups.
Wendy Davis ran for Texas state senate in 2008, McCloud came on board as her campaign
treasurer in a role he claims was largely honorary. We’re still not quite clear
on what an “honorary treasurer” does.
on record as saying he had no idea she was a radical pro-abortion politician –
even as he was the treasurer and campaign contributions were coming in for her
from Planned Parenthood and Annie’s List – another child killing political
served with Davis for six years in Fort Worth. They were politicians in the same
party. He was her campaign treasurer as she ran against a pro-life incumbent
and eventually defeated them.
all this time, in the world of politics, McCloud expects everyone to believe he
had no idea that she was pro-abortion. The subject just never came up. Riiiiiight!
has a right to expect us to believe that, then we have a right to call that a
whopper the size of Texas.
CCHD – which pays McCloud – has been plagued for nearly two generations now by
charges of deceiving Catholics in the pews by giving money to radical social
groups often times trained in Saul Alinsky type methods of destabilizing the
certainly destabilizes a culture, as does same-sex marriage; and as the bishops’
anti-poverty czar, McCloud has overseen the distribution of loads of dollars to
groups who support these evils. No matter how much he and others at the
bishops’ headquarters deny it, the CCHD did and does give your money to groups
special report to find out extensive details if you would like – just click on
the attached link. [Both special reports are embedded below.]
every year, the staff that runs the CCHD denies it and says they’ve fixed
what’s wrong, and these are nothing more than spurious charges, and we’ve heard
‘em all before, and blah blah blah.
haven’t fixed what’s wrong, they are NOT spurious charges, and the fact that
they keep getting repeated doesn’t make them untrue. In fact, it makes them
some bishops and officials have been denying the charges – which have been proved
time and time again by the way – despite the denials.
releases get generated. Liberals in and outside of the Church come scurrying
and crawling out of their pits to support the CCHD and condemn faithful
Catholics who are pointing out the evils.
McCloud supports politicians who are pro-abortion. He helps them get elected
and officially serves on their campaigns. Why would it be so surprising then
that he would direct money to groups are equally supportive of abortion?
every time this comes up, the staff at the National Bishops’ headquarters acts
so completely aggrieved and offended and truly stunned that such charges could
their leader helped to elect the very woman who nearly single-handedly killed
the most pro-life bill to come out of a state legislature in decades. In fact,
she DID kill it, the first time around. Wendy Davis made no secret of her
pro-abortion politics. She openly ran on them, with the bishops’ poverty czar,
Ralph McCloud cheering her on all the way and lending his support very
does Ralph McCloud still have a job at the bishops’ headquarters making
decisions about which social justice groups get YOUR collection plate money?
whole organization is ridiculous – not only philosophically, but theologically
This isn’t charity, nor is it loving your neighbor.
defense offered up privately by some bishops is that the CCHD is a mixed bag –
it does some good, even if some of the groups it gives money to are
of all, there are no questions. Some of the groups getting money are engaged in
evil and activities that are flat-out anti-Catholic Church teaching. To hide
behind the tired defense that – well, some of them do good and you gotta take
the good with the bad is laughable.
logic doesn’t apply when intrinsic evil is being supported. You may never do an
evil to promote a good. Yet, here we have business as usual at the CCHD – where
the leader is an active open public supporter of a notable pro-abortion
politician – lent his name to her campaign – and no worries – his job is as
safe as ever.
way – turns out that Ralph McCloud’s premiere politician Wendy Davis has become
a darling of the baby-killing crowd.
million dollars has poured into her campaign treasury from pro-aborts all over
the country who see her as the new champion for ripping children to pieces in
the womb – and standing right along beside her is the US Bishops’ anti-poverty
Wendy will take some of her new found money and give a donation to the CCHD –
after all, its leader helped get her elected.
Catholic establishment media types wonder why faithful Catholics are so upset
at conditions in the Church. Really?