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New director for British bishops’ charity had defended contraception, gay unions

November 23, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: CAFOD, the official overseas charity of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has appointed a new director whose past work has included promotion of condom use and criticism of Catholic teaching on contraception. Christine Allen has also approved calls for acceptance of same-sex marriage. The board of CAFOD issued a statement that Allen “has satisfied the Trustees that she will uphold Catholic teaching and values.”

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  • Posted by: Jim Hanink - Nov. 23, 2018 7:34 PM ET USA

    CAFOD should require that Christine Allen publicly reject her past remarks opposed to Catholic teaching and values. Absent such a statement, it would be more prudent, and prophetic, to give to groups within the Church that are not compromised, whether by commission or omission.