The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has come to the aid of communities nationwide for over 40 years in an effort to eradicate poverty. During his visit to Brazil, Pope Francis said, “The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need” (World Youth Day, Address, July 25, 2013). With these words, Pope Francis continues to bring our attention back to the poor and our responsibility toward them. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) responds directly to this call by addressing the root causes of poverty in the United States.
Organizations within the Archdiocese benefit from the support of t he CCHD, such as St. Vincent de Paul, the Ignatian Spirituality Project and the Hispanic Connection in New Albany. St. Vincent de Paul’s “Changing Lives Forever “ program guides individuals and families toward lives that thrive financially, emotionally, and spiritually. The program is open to anyone who desires to live a self-sufficient life financially and emotionally, while relying on God as the source of strength and happiness.
This annual collection is the primary source of funding for CCHD’s anti-poverty grants and education programs. The funds collected offer new hope to those living in poverty throughout the United States. Please remember, 50 percent of the collection’s proceeds stay here in our Archdiocese to fight poverty in our communities and protect the dignity of our neighbors. Help us defend human dignity and Christ’s charity to those in need. Support the annual collection for CCHD on the weekend of November 18-19, 2017.
For more information about the Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the endeavors it funds, please visit www.archindy.org/cchd.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson Archbishop