Ottawa, Canada, Mar 2, 2021 / 18:41 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The Canadian bishops’ conference announced Thursday that after a review of organizations that receive project funding from their international development agency, it will discontinue 24 partnerships over concerns about compatibility with Church teaching.
“In examining the partner organizations, the joint subcommittee focused its work around several questions, including whether the partner supported anything contrary to Catholic moral or social teaching, whether its actions might mislead others with respect to the same, whether the partner’s professed values align with its actions online and on the ground, and whether the partner’s actions could undermine the credibility of the Bishops in Canada or in the host country,” the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops said Feb. 25.
The Canadian bishops and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada reviewed the CCODP’s international partner organizations to which it gives project funding.
Out of 205 organizations, 63 were reviewed over “concerns that some of the non-financed activities and positions of international partner organizations might be in conflict with the Church’s social and moral teachings.”
The investigation was carried out by a joint subcommittee, mandated in 2017, of the bishops’ conference and the CCODP.