- Dec 9, 2019
As Catholic Relief Services staffers and supporters spent an evening marking 75 years of service in the world, one word recurred: Dignity.
The funding tap is flowing again for Development and Peace, a Canadian Catholic aid organization, although it remains closed for 52 partner organizations that continue to be investigated for alleged connections to abortion, artificial contraception and other possible conflicts with Catholic teaching.
Two Catholic leaders applauded congressional committees for reauthorizing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, opening the door for final passage of a bill to keep the program in place for another five years.
A new report on sexual abuse committed by staff of international aid agencies could provide a blueprint for the Church in dealing with sexual abuse.
British Catholic international development agencies said they welcomed a report this week saying the international aid industry is failing to tackle abuse by members of staff.
Subcommittees at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have approved more than $6 million for pastoral projects in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.