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The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an anti-poverty agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), is providing a $750,000 grant to the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) over the next three years. Announcing the grant on its website, ISN President Christopher Kerr said, “The Ignatian Solidarity Network staff and board are grateful for the support of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.”

But in direct contravention with Catholic Church teaching on sexuality and family life, ISN is an active promoter of homosexual perversions, including transgenderism. On its website are numerous articles and events promoting homosexualism and its annual Ignatian Family Teach-In conference regularly includes talks and break-out sessions on LGBT activism and transgender inclusion.

ISN provided a speaking venue to the Vatican-condemned New Ways Ministry, which promotes same-sex “marriage.” Even disgraced Cardinal Donald Wuerl condemned New Ways Ministry in 2011.

In 2014, ISN published an article on its website by Fr. James Hug, S.J., titled “Holy Family, Holy Families, Wholly Family,” which claimed that Church teaching on families can change to include sodomitical unions. In the fifth paragraph of the article, Fr. Hug heretically proclaimed that the assertion that much of Church teaching is infallible is false.

He wrote:

Actually, if we want to be dramatic, we could point out that saying the Church can’t change its teaching on marriage stumbles into heresy! Surely if a teaching is wrong, the Church must change it once it realizes its mistake. The assumption that a lot of Church teaching is infallible and therefore unchangeable is simply a creeping monster that must be slain.

Just a couple of months before this article, ISN published another of Fr. Hug’s articles, which blasphemously prays to “Father-Mother, God” to “hold in love all families,” among which he includes, “Gay families, Lesbian families, and Bisexual families, Polygamous families.”

In April of 2017, ISN happily promoted an event of New Ways Ministry titled, “Justice and Mercy Shall Kiss: LGBT Catholics in the Age of Pope Francis.” 

On the page promoting the event, ISN explicitly proclaims that the event by New Ways Ministry is “consistent with ISN’s mission,” saying, “The Ignatian Solidarity Network national event board provides the Ignatian family throughout the U.S. with information about national and local events that offer non-partisan perspectives on social justice and spirituality, consistent with ISN’s mission of faith-based social justice and advocacy.”

In October of 2017, ISN published an article about a Dignity USA event [Dignity USA is a pro-homosexual organization that promotes homosexual relationships and same-sex “marriage”] in which they sang about homosexual inclusion during a “liturgy.” 

The author notes that they sang “A Place at the Table,” also known as “For Everyone Born,” and noticed a new verse he had never heard before.

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