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By David Nussman, Church Militant, March 4, 2020

Lepanto Institute publishes findings from year-long investigation

DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) – Catholic Relief Services promotes condom use, according to a new report from the Lepanto Institute, and one U.S. bishop is calling for an investigation into the findings.

This week, the Lepanto Institute shed light on a number of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) documents that discuss and encourage the use of condoms in the name of combating the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

CRS is an international charity founded by the U.S. bishops’ conference.


Michael Hichborn

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas drew attention to the analysis. He stated on Twitter Wednesday, “This report by the Lepanto Institute must be proven to be false. If what Lepanto says is accurate then we should call for a thorough investigation of CRS.”

The confusion must stop,” Bp. Strickland continued. “Promoting contraception is immoral and we are reaping sin’s devastation.”

Michael Hichborn, president of the Lepanto Institute, told Church Militant on Wednesday, “In the past, the only times a bishop ever addressed our reports in public was to criticize or dismiss them. This really is the first time a bishop has publicly taken seriously our investigations and reports.”

He also said, “The truth is, I’m a nobody who simply discovered a serious problem. And like a faithful dog, I have barked and barked at this in the hopes that someone in a position to do something will notice and follow through. Bishop Strickland is that someone.”  ….

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