ProLifeCorner.com – 2-23-2013 – by Staff – Below is Catholic Relief Services (CRS) response to information that they have been knowingly funding pro-abortion groups in Mexico. The CRS statement does not address the disappointing news that CRS has not responded to media and donor request for information on other organizations they may be funding and how much money they have given to all of the organizations in question.Our commentary (ProLifeCorner) is in red below.
CRS Responds to LifeSiteNews Allegations about Mexico Partners. February 22, 2013 By Jim Stipe
CRS responds to allegations in a recent LifeSiteNews article about our partners in Mexico.
“Catholic Relief Services takes very seriously the allegations raised about our Catholic Church partners in Mexico. Whenever an issue is brought to our attention (Why do these issues have to be brought to their attention -should’t they know who they give money to?), we immediately investigate to determine the facts. If we confirm that there are any statements or activities at odds with Church teaching, we will take appropriate steps to address the situation.” (Sadly, CRS has taken no steps to stop partnering with pro-abortion groups like CARE)
“In 2009 CRS became aware that two of our Church partners in Mexico had signed onto a broad United Nation’s report covering a number of human rights issues that included statements supporting the new Mexican abortion law. At that time CRS staff investigated the situation and received written assurances from both organizations categorically stating that they neither advocate for nor condone abortion in any way (Yet these groups signed public statements promoting the killing of babies). CRS’ relationship with one of the partners, FAYBRA, ended in 2011.” (Why did it take two years to stop funding an abortion supporting group?)
“Because of our commitment to uphold the teaching of the Church (CRS always says they want to uphold Church teaching but they never say they want to protect children in the womb, it’s almost as if they are ashamed of mentioning pro-life or children in danger of abortion.), in recent weeks before an article about this issue was posted by LifeSiteNews on February 20th, (Thank God for LifeSite News) we have been working with the Jesuit Province of Mexico and the Mexican Bishops’ Conference to ensure that our partnership with CEREAL, a Jesuit organization, does not violate Church teaching (How long does it take to determine that an organization advocating for the deaths of children by publicly supporting abortion violates Church teaching?) We do not sever relationships with Church partners on the basis of a web article (The information in that article has been known by Catholic Relief Services for THREE YEARS. They are only acting on it now because it was made public) without a thorough investigation. If we find there is a problem we will correct it.” (Sadly, this means as of today, 2/23/13, money contributed to CRS could still go to an abortion supporting organization.)
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