In this Vortex, you'll hear more expose on the overly-chummy relationships between the progressive/atheist elements and the liberal bishops. Note that at the 6:10 mark, Voris points to the "ever-growing scandal at the Catholic Relief Services" - more on that after the clip. Click here if you can't see embedded video.
Last month I reported on a most serious CRS scandal, where CRS was caught giving $5.3 million to CARE, a group distributing contraception and abortifacients to women in developing countries and lobbying for abortion. You'll notice John Rivera, communications director for CRS, commenting on my post. In actuality, all he was doing was posting some standard talking points, one of them a misquote of John Haas. Mr Haas himself refuted that. Rivera tried the same trick on Michael Voris; happily it backfired big-time.
Naturally CRS has questionable leadership. See this post from last year on their CEO. Recall also that in 2005, while Terri Schiavo was being slowly murdered in Florida, the local bishop, Robert Lynch, refused to assist her and made clear his sympathies were with the murderous husband. Bishop Lynch at the time was board president of the CRS.
Now we jump forward to present, because several other scandalous associations of CRS to pro-abortion groups have been uncovered. The Redstate blog gives the details.
Catholic Relief Services is a dues-paying member of CORE, (to the tune of $3k/year) and several CRS officials co-chair CORE's HIV/AIDS "working group" and sit on the board of directors of CORE. Over 50% of its budget funds "family planning" and contraception.
CRS forks over another $3k/year in dues to MEDICAM and is a member of that organization's steering committee. CRS participated in MEDICAM's Position Paper for 2011. Note that "NGO Best Practice Component 4" is "safe abortion". The Redstate blog lists other occasions of CRS joining in MEDICAM's advocacy of abortion. Please research them.
There are some who argue that the Catholic Relief Services is an organization that has stood above the scandals that have plagued CCHD and Catholic Charities. Sadly such is not the case. They too are funneling money (largely from donations of Catholics or from federal funding, that is, your tax dollars) to organizations that serve the culture of death. Whereas the CCHD funds inimical organizations within the United States, it seems that the CRS is sending money to equally deadly organizations outside the US.
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