We’ve all heard of the phrase “preferential option for the poor”. Well now it turns out that Bishop Nicola De Angelis of the diocese of Peterborough has decided to opt for another kind of preference – the option of permitting Catholics in his diocese to decline giving money to the pro-aborts in the Global South. While this is not the best solution, it is a good step in the right direction. First of all, it means a loss of revenue for Development & Peace. To what degree is yet to be determined, but even if it was a salutory percentage – say 20% – that is 20% less funds the pro-aborts will be getting from Peterborough. That is a small, but practical victory for us. Secondly, the Catholic Church is now officially recognizing the thousands of Canadians who have previously refused to give to Development & Peace because of their Marxist slant. Until Bishop De Angelis’s initiative, faithful, knowledgeable Catholics had no way of officially participating in the Share Lent campaign because all of the money was going to Development & Peace. Now there is an option – perhaps we can call it a “preferential option of the unborn” – to redirect that money to truly life-saving and life-affirming efforts, perhaps even towards overtly pro-life causes too! Thirdly, Bishop De Angelis’s action provides us with the critical momentum to keep on moving forward. He is now the third bishop to take pro-active measures to address the abortion scandal of Development & Peace. It is my hope that we use this momentum to convince other bishops to move to restrict the management decisions of Development & Peace, an organization which has never admitted to the facts of funding pro-abortion groups in the Global South.