EXCLUSIVE: Canadian bishops’ aid agency still funding pro-abortion groups, denies wrongdoing
MONTREAL, March 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Canadian Catholic bishops’ international aid organization, Development and Peace (D&P), has been funding at least seven organizations that actively promote the depenalization of abortion in Latin America. Many of the groups are also heavily involved in anti-family activities that clearly violate Catholic teaching, such as promoting gender ideology, marching in “gay pride” parades, advocating for the legalization of same-sex "marriage," and supporting LGBT film festivals.
As D&P prepares for its annual nationwide collection this Sunday, the organization is denying any wrongdoing. But a representative of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement to LifeSiteNews (LSN) saying that the bishops “appreciate” the information, and encouraging LSN to “engage D&P in an in-depth conversation, making use of this information to bring about improvement if necessary.”
The seven organizations are present in five countries: two in Brazil, one in Colombia, one in Honduras, one in Haiti, and two in Paraguay.
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has been repeatedly exposed by LifeSite and other news sources as a financial supporter of groups that endorse and promote pro-abortion and anti-family policies.
As a result of the revelations, the Catholic bishops of Canada created a standing committee in 2010 to ensure that D&P would cease to fund partners involved in pro-abortion and anti-family activity. At the same time, however, D&P ceased to publicly list most of the groups it supports, making their claim impossible to verify. D&P even went to court to prevent the list from being published.
However, seven out of the ten groups LifeSite was able to identify as D&P aid recipients for this story were involved in anti-life, and often anti-family, activism, raising questions about the remaining recipients that are still being concealed from the public.
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