Retreat from pro-abortion groups is slow, if at all

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Catholic bishopsThe move to disassociate the Roman Catholic Church from organizations violating tenets of its faith is growing in Canada, but the track record in the U.S. is not so good.

In Canada, 11 bishops have pulled money from the church's Development and Peace (D&P) funding from organizations that promote abortion and contraception. The action is based on findings of a probe of that church group's grants that don't fit with Catholic teaching.

Michael Hichborn, who heads the Lepanto Institute, explains that the bishops "have taken not only responsibility but a public stand in leadership in the church to show just how important it is to maintain the integrity of the church's moral teachings when she acts in the society in her actions of charity and assistance to the poor."

Hichborn

The Lepanto Institute has worked diligently to convince the Catholic Church in America to also financially disassociate from groups that are violating church teachings. The response, according to Hichborn, isn't encouraging.

"To my knowledge, Catholic Relief Services – which is the sister organization of D&P in Canada – is still funding organizations that are providing contraception and committing abortions and performing sterilization," he laments.

Hichborn adds that one U.S. bishop, Gregory Mansour in Brooklyn, has expressed concern and is very interested in resolving the issues. But until there is more movement, Hichborn says he must believe it's still happening.

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