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Topics: Catholic Relief Services

Investigation of Catholic Relief Services: Madagascar

Population Research Institute (PRI) conducted a month-long investigation in Madagascar of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), funding sources, and family planning activities.  Click on the icon below to access the report. (The full report may take a few moments to load. Please be patient.)    

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Catholic Relief Services Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

Catholic Relief Services has made many claims in the past few weeks. They have not, however, been able to explain their involvement in the Santénet2 program, which the on-the-ground investigator for Population Research Institute heard about again and again. The images below require more than blanket denials—they require a full explanation. Part of the explanation may include a discussion of their relationship with their largest donor; the United States government which gives Catholic Relief Services 70% …

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Steve Mosher will be on EWTN tonight discussing Catholic Relief Services

Mr. Steven W. Mosher, president of Population Research Institute, will be speaking tonight on the EWTN show, "The World Over," tonight at 8:00pm Eastern Standard Time (5:00pm for Pacific Standard Time). We encourage you to tune in! Mr. Mosher will discuss the recent controversy surrounding our most recent investigation in Madagscar which uncovered information about Catholic Relief Services. Catholic Relief Services will also have a representative speaking on the show.  (You can catch up on …

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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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Catholic Relief Services Confirms PRI Finding

FRONT ROYAL—CRS announced yesterday evening that Archbishop Odon Razanakolona of Madagascar has told Bishop Gerald Kicanas, chairman of the board of directors of CRS, that Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was not involved with providing contraceptives or abortifacient drugs in his Archdiocese of Antananarivo. But neither we, nor Archbishop Odon, ever accused CRS of this. Archbishops Odon’s complaints about CRS, which he shared with us in a taped, on-the-record interview, lay elsewhere: “That’s what really hurts …

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PRI Investigation in Madagascar Results in Victory!

  We at PRI are delighted to know that the problems reported to us by the Archbishop of Toamasina have now been resolved.    Some months ago, Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana of Toamasina (Tamatave), told us: “Even in my own diocese!  Without my knowledge,…they [CRS] were working on an artificial contraception project here…And, then, the Catholic people around here heard about it and said:  “What’s that all about?  That’s supposed to be ‘Catholic’??” So, there you have …

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Madagascar Bishops and Clergy Complain about Catholic Relief Services’ Activities

MADAGASCAR. – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) claims that allegations that it has used funding from American Catholics to distribute contraceptive and abortifacient drugs and devices in Madagascar are “simply false.” Yet these charges do not originate with PRI, but reflect the views of the bishops and clergy of Madagascar. During our month-long investigation of CRS activities in Madagascar, our investigator interviewed a number of bishops and clergy in the country, many of whom leveled serious …

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Media Coverage of Catholic Relief Services Investigation

  Direct Coverage: Population Research Institute and Catholic Relief Services    7-25-2013: Population Research Institute Released the first briefing about our investigation in Madagascar: Catholic Relief Services Compromises Catholic Teaching, Promotes Population Control/Family Planning in Madagascar 7-25-2013: Population Research Institute released a press release about our breaking investigation: Catholic Relief Services Works in Family Planning “Just Like the Others” 7-26-2013: Catholic Relief Services responds to our briefing: CRS Responds to Concerns About Programs in Guinea and Madagascar …

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