The Special Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the weekend of November 18/19.  The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) was founded in 1970 by the Catholic bishops of the United States as their domestic anti-poverty program. Designed to address the policies and structures that perpetuate poverty to create sustainable solutions, CCHD empowers poor and marginalized people to join together and make decisions to improve their lives and neighborhoods.  Our own Bishop David Talley currently serves as Chair of the CCHD and is a member of the Bishop’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of which the CCHD is a subcommittee.

25% of what is collected in our parishes will remain in the Diocese of Alexandria!  Bishop Talley has designated the following as recipients of these monies:  one third to Manna House; one third to the CENLA Homeless Coalition; and one third to help fund the Office of Life and Justice.  Please support this collection on November 19!

Bishop Jaime Soto, Chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, talks about the work of CCHD and the collection in this video: