In yesterday's post, I linked to an excellent article penned by Christopher Manion that outlined (among other things) the Holy Father's expectations regarding Catholic charitable institutions. Three that come to mind are: Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities. The alert individual will note that all three fall abysmally short of the standards set forth by the Magisterium for the conduct of Catholic charity. Note, too, that the first two entities operate completely under the auspices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Manion's points seem to be underscored by today's article from LifeSite News. Apparently Catholic Relief Services is funding a number of pro-abortion organizations in Mexico. I've written a number of times about the less-than-stellar activities of the Catholic Relief Services.
Sometimes the Church's worst enemies can be found within her structures. When that happens, the only remedy, besides prayer, is to starve the tumors. That means to cut off any and all donations to Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities.
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