Two Archbishops Declare LSN Reports on Abortion-Advocacy Funding by D&P “Untrue,” “False” and “Malicious”

WINNIPEG, April 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite mounting evidence, two Canadian Archbishops have declared the LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) reports on the funding of numerous abortion advocacy groups by D&P around the globe to be false (See coverage of the D&P denials here: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033006.html).
 
In a March 23rd letter to his archdiocese, James Weisgerber, Archbishop of Winnipeg and the current President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that the accusations against D&P are “untrue.”
 
“There have been public accusations made that Development and Peace is funding partners in Mexico and in Bolivia, partners who are involved in or supportive of abortion,” said the letter.  “The Conference of Bishops has been in constant contact with the Board and administration of Development and Peace and they have assured us, with all necessary documentation, that these charges are untrue.”
 
He concluded that: “Development and Peace does not fund the projects of partners who are in opposition to the teaching of the Church” (see the letter here: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009_docs/ArchbishopWeisgerb…).
 
The Archbishop of Regina in Saskatchewan, Daniel Bohan, issued a similar letter to his archdiocese, also on March 23, stating that the LSN reports were “false” and even a “malicious attack.”
 
“Over the past few days the integrity of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and peace has been called into question by accusations published by the website ‘LifeSite News,'” wrote Archbishop Bohan. 
 
He added: “It is clear in my mind that the statements made by LifeSite news regarding our Church’s Organization for Development and Peace are false. And therefore, as chief Shepherd of our diocesan Church, I find them a malicious attack on this important and sacred work that the Catholic people in Canada do for the poor in the world through Development and Peace.” (see the letter here:  http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040108.html)
 
The initial LSN reports on the groups in Mexico have been followed with evidence of D&P funding for abortion and contraception advocacy groups in Bolivia, Brazil, Nigeria, Benin, Guinea, Togo, and Haiti.  In the coming days LSN will be publishing even more reports on numerous pro-abortion D&P-funded groups in other parts of the world. Yesterday, Priests for Life Canada acknowledged the LSN reports on D&P as “facts” and called on Canada’s bishops to take action. (see coverage: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033106.html)

4 thoughts on “Two Archbishops Declare LSN Reports on Abortion-Advocacy Funding by D&P “Untrue,” “False” and “Malicious”

  1. If the claims are so “Untrue,” “False” and “Malicious”, why can’t they refute a single specific fact? Not even one? All they can say is “we’re innocent”?

  2. So let me get this straight, a news organization run by an devout Catholic father of 8 home schooled children is engaging in “Malicious” behaviour according to Archbishop Bohan. Please spare me.

  3. As I stated in an earlier posting, the Catholic Church is at a crossroads. You have to decide who the real Judas’s are, and who the true Peters are. The Track record of North American Bishops is deplorable, and the new reality of the true Church must emerge.

    Deception does not work in an age of media overload, the average person has the information at his fingertips. We can no longer be conned into believing something simply because a leader “said so”.

  4. It is a sad irony that it is the Archbishop of Winnipeg that is refusing to take off his blinders and see what is clear evidence of the trojan horse nature of D&P in our midst. Winnipeg, as many well know, was the location of the tragic dissent from Humanae Vitae by the Canadian church, which set the precedent for the moral relativism that seems to be practised by so many – and I fear – that includes His Grace. Mea Culpa.

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