American Life League released today a report on various grants issued by the Catholic Relief Services during the year 2012. It is quite well-researched; I urge its study. Judie Brown, on the American Life League website, issued more comments about the state of affairs at the CRS.
In related news, the National Catholic Register commented about the latest CRS scandals. In their article, they commented on an interview that they conducted with Dr. William Marshner, moral theologian at Christendom College. In that interview, Dr. Marshner appears to exonerate CRS a bit. However, in a subsequent interview with LifeSiteNews, Dr. Marshner stated that at the time of his Register interview, he did not realize how integral is the distribution of contraception and abortifacients to the work of Population Services International. He stated that if he were asked again that he would defer to the wishes of the local bishops and he agreed that PSI should have received no CRS funds.
In the video below, Michael Hichborn highlights the ALL report. He draws some comparisons between CCHD and CRS. I will opine that he gives CCHD and by extension, the USCCB, way too much credit for cleaning up their act. They are indeed putting forth token efforts, but that's due only to the increased scrutiny under which the CCHD has found itself - in large part due to the herculean efforts of Hichborn and others.
I've stated this before and will keep on repeating it. Not only should the CCHD and CRS be defunded, but the entire USCCB should be abolished and swept into the dung heap of infamous history.
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