This week we learn the sordid details of an employee of Catholic Relief Services who “married” his man friend. Indeed, he hasn’t hid this from anyone, but has touted his buggery publicly. Of course, once this ditty was revealed, Catholic Relief Services is now “deliberating”, for days now, just what to do.
“Rick Estridge has served CRS for 16 years and currently holds the position as our vice president of overseas finance. Rick is in a same-sex civil marriage,” said CRS senior manager for communications Tom Price.
Once again, charitable arms of American Bishops are shown to support financially individuals and organizations actively opposed to the Faith, using donations from Catholics who have no idea what is really going on.
While Catholic Relief Services can take days to deliberate what to do about this abomination, real Catholics should close their deliberations now. No more money should be given to this organization. When the hat is passed for this “cause”, keep your hand in your pocket. All you are doing is actively undermining the Faith when you give them your hard-earned money.
It has come to the point where charity from real Catholics begins at home and must only be done directly from each to another in need. Buy some groceries and deliver them to the parish food pantry. Find a family in need and give them money directly. When you do so, you know where your money is going and for whom. But do not give any money to a charity bureaucracy run by the diocese or the bishops. Doing so, you will be supporting people like this Estridge guy and organizations that pursue sterilization programs, birth control programs, abortion programs, and homosexual causes, and who generously pay themselves first before doling out the remainder. How about those pleas for donations to support nuns in their old age, nuns who during their younger years actively opposed the Faith and the Church? Let those they supported in opposition to the Church support them. Support real nuns and their orders directly.
Every year we learn that this happens regularly, yet we continue to give them money. Every year, we get the same lame denials and obfuscations when they are caught.
Stop it. Now. We have been used and abused enough and for too long.