A Jesuit priest representing a pro-abortion organization recently cut off by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P) has left office following the cancellation of his April speaking engagement in the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Fr. Luis Arriaga, the now-former director of the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Center for Human Rights (PRODH), was scheduled to speak in Ottawa in early April as a funding recipient of D&P. Following a series of LifeSiteNews exposés on the pro-abortion activities of PRODH, Archbishop Prendergast contacted Catholic Church authorities in Mexico, who confirmed their own “concerns” about the organization, according to a D&P letter sent to its members earlier this month….Fr. Arriaga’s exit marks the end of a 22 year career with PRODH. Since Arriaga rose to the leadership position of the organization in 2007, PRODH signed multiple pro-abortion “human rights” declarations, urging the decriminalization of abortion in Mexico in accordance with Mexico City’s abortion-on-demand law, which permits and even finances abortions for any reason during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The organization also put its name on a declaration published in Guadalajara denouncing the State of Jalisco’s proposed pro-life constitutional amendment, and held at least one press conference at its offices in which “Catholics for the Right to Decide” promoted its pro-abortion stance….(Source)
Well, folks, there you have it. Whether Fr. Arriaga’s departure was in any way connected to the controversy which happened here in Ottawa, we can’t say for sure but it is one helluva coincidence if it wasn’t.
And all because us pesky little bloggers lit the match….and kaboom…there goes the pro-abort neighbourhood.
No more scrubbing websites. No more calling on Catholics for the Right to Decide to scrub their websites of Fr. Arriaga’s direct involvement with their organization. And most importantly, no more Canadian Catholic money either!
I hope LifeSiteNews monitors PRODH in the coming months to see if the same pro-abort sensitivities are present under the new slate of Professional Catholics. If it isn’t, we can almost be certain that the shakedown which just occurred happened in large part because of a few keyboard strokes thousands of miles away in Ottawa.
We bloggers have been called every name in the book by the bishops and their professionals in the social justice business. And yet, we need to ask how is it, then, that the social justice deck of cards continues to fold? How do the Professionals explain that? All lies and innuendos, perhaps? All just one big misunderstanding, maybe?
By the way, did you get a load the three Jesuits and their threads? They look like corporate executives. Then again, Professionals always wear suits.