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Oregon: Catholic agency withdraws from United Way over Planned Parenthood

Catholic World News - December 28, 2010

At the direction of Archbishop John Vlazny of Portland, Catholic Community Services has withdrawn from United Way of Lane County because of United Way’s funding of Planned Parenthood. The decision will cost Catholic Community Services 4% of its budget.

Two other Catholic agencies-- PeaceHealth and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-- receive funding from United Way of Lane County. Archdiocesan spokesman Bud Bunce said both agencies are expected to withdraw from United Way as well.

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  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Dec. 28, 2010 7:53 PM ET USA

    This is a wise move. In 1976, former Toronto Archbishop the late Philip Pocock withdrew the Council of Catholic Charities from the United Way and established Sharelife as a Catholic alternative in opposition to the United Way's support of Planned Parenthood clinics. http://www.sharelife.org/

  • Posted by: rpp - Dec. 28, 2010 4:48 PM ET USA

    I live in this diocese. Our archbishop has been active in the pro-life and pro-marriage issues in our state. May God continue to bless him.

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