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By Paul Murano, Church Militant, March 26, 2020
Lepanto Institute report reveals CRS referral network included Planned Parenthood
PARTLOW, Va. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A new report reveals Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the U.S. bishops’ charitable arm, has been supporting the anti-Catholic, anti-life efforts of the international Culture of Death.
Michael Hichborn, president of the Lepanto Institute, has been uncovering what Catholics’ contributions, and the U.S. bishops, have been supporting through CRS. In a fourth major report on the work of CRS, Hichborn has discovered and revealed a referral network in Nigeria that included organizations that distribute contraception and promote abortion. At least two of these organizations were directly associated with Planned Parenthood.
On CRS’s web page on Catholic identity, it speaks of the “Catholic Values of CRS.” In doing its work, CRS states, it participates and partners with many other organizations. These groups, its website explains, consist of “governments, other faith communities and secular institutions.” This disclaimer follows:
To reach all those who need our help, we also participate in humanitarian initiatives undertaken by a wide range of groups. … Although some positions and practices of these institutions are not always consistent with the full range of Catholic teaching, CRS’ association with them is always and only focused on activities that are fully consistent with Catholic teaching. ….