[Update: I just heard from a Catholic Charities employee that the CC president, Brian O'Malley, has cancelled the event. Great news! Hopefully this is the last time that crops up...].
I recently received an email from a friend (actually, I received a few emails, from a few different friends) advertising a fundraising dinner for St. Patrick Center (a Catholic Charities affiliated organization that does a lot of great things for the homeless and jobless in St. Louis).
The email advertises a dinner at Hooters, which will help raise funds for St. Patrick Center:
Dine & Donate - Hooters in Kiener Plaza will donate a percentage of food sales to St. Patrick Center from any guest participating in the LAST Dine & Donate event!
Screenshot of the email (which can be read online here):
I really don't think it's necessary that Catholic organizations patronize this dining establishment, no matter what the cause. I need not discuss why Hooters is not an organization in line with Catholic moral teachings on human sexuality—at least, I hope I don't need to...
I wonder how the decision could've been made to send out an email to hundreds (thousands?) of Catholics in St. Louis asking them to come and dine at Hooters for charity. I can understand this coming from a more secular organization, but not from Catholic Charities.