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Topics: NGO

Fundamental Reform Needed at Catholic Relief Services



There is a fundamental—and well-nigh irreconcilable—conflict between authentic Catholic charity and government-funded “humanitarian” programs. So say many of the bishops of the developing world.  They should know, since they are on the receiving end of both. You didn’t read about it in the press, but from November 19-22, 2012, dozens of African bishops and African presidents of Caritas met in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, to discuss precisely this question. We ourselves only learned about …

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CRS Issues Blanket Denial of Involvement in Family Planning



In our month-long, on-the-ground investigation of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) activities in Madagascar, Population Research Institute (PRI) found that the organization was directly involved in the promotion and distribution of contraceptive and abortifacient drugs and devices in contravention of Church teaching. CRS has responded that “We are puzzled by quotes [from CRS employees] saying we do “the same work” in family planning as secular organizations since none of the work that CRS does in Madagascar is in this …

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Catholic Relief Services Works in Family Planning “Just Like the Others”



MADAGASCAR — Catholic Relief Services of Madagascar (CRS-Madagascar) uses funding from American Catholics to distribute contraceptive and abortifacient drugs and devices, a Population Research Institute (PRI) investigation has confirmed, working in conjunction with some of the world’s biggest population control/family planning organizations. Steven Mosher, the President of PRI, said, “Our investigation documents a long-standing pattern of complicity and cooperation in such programs by CRS-Madagascar ranging from the actions of high-level administrators down to local employees …

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Catholic Relief Services Compromises Catholic Teaching, Promotes Population Control/Family Planning in Madagascar



MADAGASCAR — A PRI investigation of Catholic Relief Services of Madagascar has revealed that CRS is using funding from American Catholics to distribute contraceptive and abortifacient drugs and devices in concert with some of the world’s biggest population control/family planning organizations. The investigation documents a long-standing pattern of complicity and cooperation in such programs committed by Catholic Relief Services of Madagascar ranging from the actions of high-level administrators down to local level employees in rural …

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“The Most Oppressed People in the World”



Burma, a secluded country of almost 60 million people, sits in the corner of Southeast Asia between India and China. Also known as Myanmar, Burma currently has a fertility rate of 2.21 children and, unique for its part of the world, does not suffer from sex-selection. Buddhists comprise about 95% of the population, but there is a small Muslim minority residing in the northern state of Rakhine.[1] These Muslims, known as the Rohingya, have been …

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President’s Page: The International Abortion Movement’s Stealth



In talking recently with the director of our Latin American office, Carlos Polo, I have grown increasingly worried about the gains that the abortion movement is making throughout Latin America. Their plan is clever — diabolically clever, one might say. Instead of seeking to overturn existing laws against abortion — nearly impossible in these Catholic countries — they are seeking to do an end run around existing laws by promoting chemical abortions. Anti-Lifers and Latin …

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