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Employees of Catholic Relief Services contribute heavily to pro-abortion political candidates

August 08, 2016

Among the political contributions by employees of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) that are logged on federal data bases, the overwhelming majority have been given to candidates who support legal abortion, the Lepanto Institute reports.

The Lepanto Institute, which has been consistently critical of CRS, examined records of contributions in federal elections, and found that CRS officials had made 191 such contributions. Of these, 187 went to candidates who favor abortion. The Lepanto study uncovered donations from 52 employers of CRS, the US bishops' international relief agency; 50 had supported pro-abortion candidates.


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  • Posted by: k_cusick1963 - Aug. 10, 2016 8:10 AM ET USA

    That's it. I'm done giving to CRS!

  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Aug. 08, 2016 9:51 PM ET USA

    Let's stop supporting CRS until they are able to bring their minions in line with Church teaching. If CRS doesn't make non-support of abortion providers a condition of employment, then don't give a dime to the Bishops. There are many organizations out there doing good and faithful work who are faithful to the Magisterium and can use the money.

  • Posted by: Louise01 - Aug. 08, 2016 7:21 PM ET USA

    CRS has been corrupt for a long time. I quit donating and give to Aid to Country in Need.

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Aug. 08, 2016 6:00 PM ET USA

    The Bishops do not know how to run anything! Sounds similar to the Campaign for Human Development that routinely funds organizations that take positions in opposition to Church teachings.

  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Aug. 08, 2016 5:53 PM ET USA

    This is a specific and serious complaint with far reaching implications. I think the Bishops owe us a frank, straight forward and honest response. We don't need a lot of talk about how much good the CRS supposedly does or how people have the freedom to chose their candidates. How about we start giving our money to Parishes who help support a foreign native born priest or a parish in Appalachia? Let's bring help to the poor closer to the people.