98% of Catholic Relief Services' contributions go to pro-abort politicians

The Catholic Church’s position on abortion has always been and remains one of abortion being an “intrinsic evil,” which means no amount or variety of excuse or rationalization can justify the killing of a wholly, 100% innocent human life in the womb.
APersonsAPersonAnd yet a study by the Lepanto Institute found that a shocking 98%, i.e., nearly all of the political donations by employees of the Catholic Relief Services go to pro-abortion political candidates.

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international charity organization founded in 1943 by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops. It is said to provide assistance to 130 million people in more than 90 countries and territories across the world. The Lepanto Institute for the Restoration of All Things in Christ is a research and education organization dedicated to the defense of the Catholic Church against assaults from without as well as from within.

First, let’s look at Lepanto Institute‘s methodology.
As explained by Michael Hichborn for the Lepanto Institute, August 8, 2016, contributions that Americans give to political campaigns are recorded and made available as public information in order to ensure transparency in the political process. Donors are asked to provide information on their employer or what line of work they are in. Anyone can search the donor database by location, job type, sex, or religion. In fact, political parties and research organizations mine this data to look for demographic trends by location, job type, sex, or religion.
The Lepanto Institute (LI) did just that. It conducted a general search on www.opensecrets.org for the search term “Catholic” listed under employer/occupation and found 6,293 records for listings such as “Catholic priest,” “Catholic Health,” “Catholic High School,” and even “Catholic Relief Services.”
LI then narrowed the search to employees of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and found the contribution records of 52 CRS employees, who made a total of 191 political contributions. 50 of the 52 (i.e., 96.16%) CRS employees had donated to openly pro-abortion politicians, accounting for 187 or 98% of the total 191 contributions.
Hichborn points out the obvious, which is that “Statistically, this indicates an overwhelming one-sidedness, with almost no diversity of opinion among those working for CRS.”
He concludes:

“What this data reveals is that the culture of Catholic Relief Services is not one that is friendly to pre-born babies or the Catholic faith it claims to serve. In fact, as we see that employees of CRS are donating almost exclusively to candidates diametrically opposed to the Catholic Church, we can easily conclude that it’s because their faith isn’t Catholicism — it’s the Democratic Party. And given this, it becomes a little clearer why CRS would annually facilitate tens of millions of dollars to organizations that commit abortion, perform sterilizations, and distribute contraception. It also explains the bevy of other problems found at CRS, such as its publication of manuals and programs promoting condom use, the implementation of contraception-promoting programs like Healthy Choices 2 and Shuga.

This is why I’d long stopped donating to Catholic Relief Services because every penny I give also goes to the salaries of its evil employees.
And if you’re Catholic, I urge you to stop donating to CRS, but tell your pastor and bishop why. Just print out this post, put it in an envelope, and drop it in the donation basket.
And the U.S. Catholic Church wonders why Mass attendance is down, there is a priest shortage, and dioceses are closing down empty parishes . . . .
See also “Abortion is the leading cause of death in U.S.
~Eowyn

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weezy
weezy
3 years ago

I never trust a man in a dress, i.e. pope.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
3 years ago
Reply to  weezy

Well-I’d probably trust Corporal Klinger,but then,he’s not your typical man in a dress….

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

“[T]hese Catholics [through their donations to pro-abortion advocates] are providing substantial assistance for women to obtain abortions by influencing public policy to make abortions legal, and to keep abortions legal, and to broaden access to abortion. Those who provide such substantial assistance commit a mortal sin and incur a sentence of automatic excommunication (canon 1398).” And you can bet these CRS leftists see doctrine, in true Teilhardian style, as primitive superstition, but yet still useful when suitably reinterpreted in promoting their utopian one-world noosphere of deracinated, mongrelized, and essentially enslaved masses led by people like themselves who live their private… Read more »

Governmental Deception

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Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Because being “compassionate” means one must drink the Leftist Kool Aid like a Jim Jones cult follower… neat “narrative” trick warping our minds by the progressive left/liberal crowd, eh?

lophatt
lophatt
3 years ago

Well, what to say? First, its a BIG Church. It has “lefties” and “righties” and lots somewhere in between. I note that the survey listed “employees” contributions. In other words, not the organization itself, but its employees. I would agree that Catholic Relief Services, and a few others, seem to attract those of a “leftward” persuasion. It may be helpful to know that Catholic Churches, unlike many Protestant ones, do not generally discuss political matters at Mass or tell people who to vote for or contribute their money to. I like that. It is clear what the Church’s positions are.… Read more »

Bill Sundling
Bill Sundling
3 years ago

I don’t think it should matter what the employees of a relief agency do with their charitable donations. Does the charitable organization do a good job with their donations or not? And of course this brings up the larger question of how many Catholics support abortion as well.

lophatt
lophatt
3 years ago
Reply to  Bill Sundling

For what its worth, and I don’t feel the need to “defend” my Church, not many Catholics are pro-abortion. “Officially” none. If they publicly stated their belief in abortion they would be excommunicated. I said it was “pastoral” and ‘theological”. It, like most things, is not absolute and simple. The Church doesn’t TELL people what to think. It tells people what it believes and, if the person agrees they remain Catholic. It is also not always a requirement that a person “believe” every jot and tittle of dogma. A Catholic has a duty to learn as much as possible about… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Well, I don’t know who they’re asking but I don’t know any. I’ll try this again. We don’t “tell people what to do”. We tell people what “we” (i.e. The Church) believe. If they wish to be a part of the community it is incumbent on them to know those things and to try to make them their own. Strictly speaking, the core beliefs (traditions) are contained in the Nicene and Cosmopolitan Creeds. Anything beyond that are “traditions” with a small “t”. There IS no “sin of abortion”. It is a sin because it is counter to our mandate to… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Oh, another thing, Nancy Pelosi is a Marrano. I would not consider her an example of anything short of demon worship, I don’t care what she calls herself.
Biden is Catholic. Catholics are not fundamentalists (thank God). We are also not robots. I would not want to see all Catholics identical. Again, if he advocates for abortion his bishop should be discussing that with him. In my view he must make a choice. If he continues to advocate for abortion he can no longer be Catholic. Someone should make that official. That would be his bishop.

Steven Broiles
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

For what it’s worth, Dr. E., Pope John XXIII made a deal with the Soviets, which the Soviets promptly broke: The Church would forego excommunication if the Soviets would stop their persecution. Long Story Short, Catholics were CUCKED.
The only persons, beside the late Fr. Berrigan and his wife (he took one, despite being warned not to do so) who have been excommunicated have been Catholic priests who have challenged the Vatican apparatus’s Party Line, to the best of my knowledge. Please fill me in if I am wrong.

Steven Broiles
3 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

I have to disagree and disagree strongly, Lophatt: The majority of Catholic women in the New York Metropolitan area have had at least one abortion, and many of them—over 60% by some estimates—have been on The Pill, which MUST be counted, because The Pill is an abortifacient.
The Catholic bloc put Clinton and Obama in office TWICE.

lophatt
lophatt
3 years ago
Reply to  Steven Broiles

OK fine. We can agree to disagree. I don’t know what the point of this is. Do you want an apology? All l know is that I know quite a few Catholics and I don’t know a pro-abortion one. I didn’t say they didn’t exist. If you want to talk about “birth control”, that’s another matter entirely. As I’ve said repeatedly, if you trotted out conclusive proof that a given number of Catholics did this or that, it would not mean that it is the position of the Church. It has always been fashionable, usually among Protestants to Catholic bash.… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

YES! And I stand by that statement. Individual members of the laity do not determine church positions. So, the position of the Church remains unchanged, as does my answer. i don’t want to argue about this. If you wish to believe otherwise feel free. The statement is EXACTLY what I wished it to say. Another aspect was introduced later, i.e. that some consider “birth control” the same thing as “abortion”. I did not include that in my statement, nor do I believe that is the case. Nonetheless, The Church’ position on birth control, officially, is the same. It is prohibited.… Read more »

Steven Broiles
3 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

Not to nit-pick! We are allowed to disagree. I am an anti-abortion and pro-life Catholic. I am single and celibate with no children. At the age of 60, marriage is not in the cards for me. I’m at peace with it. But when I was younger, I was anxious to be married. It just didn’t pan out. If I had met a good woman and married her, my agenda would have been different, and contraception would have been present as an option. So I empathize with married people who want children but not too many of them. (God Knows as… Read more »

Wilbur
Wilbur
3 years ago

NOTHING speaks LOUDER to a priest then the silence of an empty collection plate. Stop all support to those who betray you https://pjmedia.com/blog/u-s-conference-of-catholic-bishops-bring-us-more-jihadis/
https://www.barenakedislam.com/2016/03/07/u-s-catholic-bishops-raking-in-millions-in-tax-dollars-to-to-colonize-american-towns-with-muslim-migrants-posing-as-refugees-from-middle-eastern-and-african-countries/
That’s why I say just cut off ALL of them …. nothing gets a priest’s attention like EMPTY collection plates and “word” will get around very quickly IF People will STAND UP.

Steven Broiles
3 years ago
Reply to  Wilbur

I disagree: The priest gets his paycheck from his employer, the diocese or order who employs him. The Catholic Church in America has undergone a great retrenchment over the past 40 years—especially the last 20. A number of priests in the New York area have been publicly accused of major thefts from parishioners, or even their parishes itself! The good priests know to “keep their mouths shut.”

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
3 years ago

Well, if liberalism is a disease (i.e. due to reduced intellectual capacity, or just plain laziness) there will certainly be a back up in the line at the judgement bar when all those who have supported the killed of Our Eternal Father’s children via abortion is brought to their attention. They will be held personally responsible for their own culpability in this matter. I grieve, and shudder at the thought of hacking up unborn babies as a matter of convenience, and or profitability. People need to wake up and acknowledge what their personal part is in this on-going atrocity. I… Read more »

Steven Broiles
3 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

Auntie Lulu, you’re right, up to a point. Turn off the money spigot and the grifters cry. UNLESS…. Unless there is a way around the obstacle. As I stated in my comment, the Catholic Church here in America has undergone a great blood-letting, and it ain’t over yet. Here in New York City, the late Cardinal Egan had to sell off a great deal of Archdiocese real estate. I would say the One Single Man who was the Great Wrecking Ball of the Catholic Church in America was the late, aberrant and demonically-possessed child-molesting closeted homosexual criminal Richard Cardinal Bernardine,… Read more »

Steven Broiles
3 years ago

Some years back—before 9/11 as I recall—the Archdiocese of New York had a “Bishop’s Campaign” or a “Cardinal’s Campaign,” and all priests throughout the archdiocese read the letter (I believe it was from Edward Cardinal Egan, although I could be mistaken), which stated that all Catholics in the Archdiocese had to contribute some amount, however small, under “pain of the sin of disobedience.” EXCUSE ME: NO ONE TELLS ME HOW I AM GOING TO SPEND MY MONEY. Yes, it IS a Commandment of the Church that one must support one’s parish, if he is able. However, how a diocese spends… Read more »

Glenn47
Glenn47
3 years ago

So according to the CRS, abortion is a sin and very evil, unless it involves being paid to think different. They also think it is okay to take millions to quietly place the Muslim invaders around their communities. I am beginning to think it might be the CRS that is the evil one. The Catholics I know do not think along those lines.

James
James
3 years ago

Why is the Catholic church so silent on abortion, the slaughtering of Christians, and yes the old stand-by Pedophilia?????