We have added a NOT RECOMMENDED category to our Charities Reports page for charitable organizations that do not flagrantly violate Catholic teaching but act in such a way that we must urge caution for those considering their support.
Chalice Canada does much laudable work in giving aid to the poor and claims with its tagline that it “Brings Christ to the poor and brings the poor to Christ.” However, this Catholic organization flat out states in its FAQ section that it will NOT evangelize the people it serves. This makes this organization no different than a secular NGO and makes the second half of its tagline a lie. Catholic charitable organizations have a duty to feed souls as well as bellies and must be held to a higher standard. Even if evangelization is not the primary aim of a Catholic organization, we are all called as Catholics to spread the Gospel, not disavow evangelization as if it were shameful.