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Topics: Catholic Relief Services

CRS Employees Recount Involvement in Family Planning: “It’s only the ‘Big Catholics’ Who Are Opposed to Contraception.”



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. Said Steven Mosher, President of PRI, "CRS employees in Madagascar told us that they do "the same work" in family planning that CARE and other USAID-funded groups do. CRS claims to be "puzzled" by …

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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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Catholic Bishops Weigh Into Budget Debate



“We strongly support restoring the Mexico City Policy against funding groups that perform or promote abortion, and denying funding to the U.N. Population Fund.”

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