Soooo, D&P is funding abortion lobbyists in the developing world huh?
Don't know if you've been following this one, but lots of Canuckistanis are all in a tizzy over it.
I've been thinking a bit about this whole kerfuffle and have found it an interesting exercise to examine where the objections are coming from. LifeSite did a little digging, (and it didn't take much) and discovered that the social development agency of the Canadian Catholic Bishops is funding a large number of very energetic leftist/feminist groups in places like Mexico and Nigeria who, surprise surprise, have as their main interest loosening, by any means fair or foul, legal restrictions on abortion.
I pointed out something on a LSN conference call a few weeks ago that I thought would have been obvious.
There are certain segments of the Canadian Catholic Church who have reacted with fury at LSN for daring to lift that rock and take a peek at the wriggling things living under it. Bishops and bishops' minions have screeched at us like vampires dragged out into the sun.
Is it because LSN has found and published information that is not true?
No. Everything that was published about this subject is easy to verify, just by looking up the relevant .gov.ca web pages.
Is it because LifeSite has asked that D&P funding be suspended?
No. There has been nothing published but the who-what-where-whens. Calls for D&P funding to be halted or suspended have come from elsewhere.
D&P represents the heart and soul of the Canadian Catholic Church. Everything that D&P does and is, everything it stands for and believes is emblematic of how the Canadian Catholic Church sees itself. D&P is the essence of Canadian Catholicism.
If D&P is grossly corrupt and its habits and beliefs are, (shall we say for the sake of brevity) incompatible with the teachings of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, then...
One begins to understand the reason for the shrieking.