The Committee’s Names

OTTAWA, Ontario, December 8, 2009 ( – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has set up an ad hoc committee of four bishops to review their international development arm, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P)

“The focus of the committee is to help Development and Peace to review its mandate and to see how they can adjust to the last encyclical letter of the Pope, Caritas in Veritate,” said CCCB president Bishop Pierre Morissette, in an interview with Canadian Catholic News (CCN).  “We think that there is a lot of very helpful insight in this letter for Development and Peace.”

The review of D&P follows last spring’s revelation that the Catholic organization has funded dozens of groups throughout the developing world that promote abortion, contraception, and/or other activities in violation of Catholic moral teaching.

The four bishops named to the committee are: Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary; Archbishop Pierre-Andre Fournier of Rimouski; Archbishop Andre Gaumond of Sherbrooke; and Bishop John Boissonneau, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto. Bishop Henry has been highly critical of the LifeSiteNews reports on Development and Peace….read the rest here.

Don’t get too excited about Bishop Fred Henry being on the comittee. He has been one of the staunchest defenders of Development & Peace .

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