Development & Peace silent on groups it funds as ‘Share Lent’ campaign begins

February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P) has removed a webpage that advertised its sponsorship of a pro-abortion organization, but continues to block LifeSiteNews’ Freedom of Information request seeking a list of organizations funded by the aid agency.

On January 14, LifeSiteNews (LSN) reported that the Mexican Center for Economic and Political Investigation for Community Action (CIEPAC), which was advertised by D&P as an aid recipient, was condemned for its pro-abortion stance by the Bishop of San Cristobal de las Casas in the state of Chiapas, where the group is located.

Following the article, D&P’s communications officer, Kelly Di Domenico, responded with an email stating that “the information on our website regarding the Mexican organization Center for Economic and Political Investigation for Community Action (CIEPAC) was out-of-date, as we are in the process of changing our programming. This organization is no longer one of Development and Peace’s partners.”

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and the website has been updated,” she added.

However, when asked repeatedly if D&P would permit the release of information showing the organizations it funds and the amounts allocated to each recipient, Di Domenico did not respond….(Source)

Just when is this cat and mouse game going to end?  Does Development & Peace believe that this hiding information from Cathoics helps their image and transparency issues?

I guess the drugs from the 60s must have been particularly heavy.  The after-effects have yet to wear off.

One thought on “Development & Peace silent on groups it funds as ‘Share Lent’ campaign begins

  1. Something is obviously awry if Development and Peace will not even disclose who they’re funding. Do they think I’m stupid? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that they’re hiding something.

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