As many of you know, SoCon or Bust commented on a recent news report linking the Canadian Catholic Organization of Development & Peace to funding pro-abortion groups in Mexico and Bolivia. Apparently, the rot goes further – much further – than we could have possibly imagined, involving many countries around the globe.
How ironic it will be to confirm that our own money is being used to fuel the world-wide abortion slaughter. This only serves to show us that we shouldn’t give a dime to anyone or anything unless we know where it’s going.
SoCon or Bust is in the process of undertaking an investigation into these other groups (in addition to what was already reported) and will issue a report as soon as possible. SoCon or Bust continues to call for the immediate suspension and review of the activities of the CCODP and further recommends, if necessary, that the bishops of Canada disassociate themselves from this organization.
Just today, we learned that the CCODP’s media release on their funding of pro-abortion groups was included in the Friday Fax notice which was sent to all the parishes in Ottawa to be included in their parish bulletins. (The Friday Fax provides information for the entire diocese on news and events impacting the Ottawa area.) The CCODP media release did not deny any of the allegations made against them, but simply resorted to attacking the news source itself.
SoCon or Bust contacted the Archdiocese of Ottawa with this news. Based on the conversation with the Archbishop’s assistant, it is not likely that the Archbishop of Ottawa was aware of this media release being placed in the Friday Fax, since the responsibility of the Friday Fax rests with another individual at the Archdiocese. This individual too might have been unaware of the validity and substance of the charges against the CCODP, and was simply passing along information from a “trusted” source.
The purpose of this communication is to let everyone know that the Archbishop has not necessarily approved of the communication from the CCODP being included in the Friday Fax, and we caution anyone against assuming that he is taking the CCODP’s side. In other words, don’t be upset at the Archbishop if you see the CCODP’s media release in your parish bulletin this weekend.
SoCon or Bust