TORONTO, July 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a two-page statement issued today, Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins has released his long-awaited decision regarding funding of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P). For 2009, says the statement, "We will set aside $1,125,000, which will be available for projects of Development and Peace which are operated by organizations endorsed by local bishops." The measure will serve to clear up the problems with such funding since none of the pro-abortion groups funded by D&P are known to be endorsed by their local bishops in the developing world.
In the current statement, Archbishop Collins also calls for a "thorough review" of D&P. "(I)n this coming year there needs to be a comprehensive review of the organization, including its mandate, its governance and organizational structure, its policies and protocols related to the funding of projects, and the instruments of communication linking Development and Peace and the Canadian bishops."
The significance of the decision is heightened by the fact that the Archdiocese of Toronto, the largest in Canada, provides over one million of the annual ten million dollars D&P receives from dioceses.
Less money for pro-aborts pushing discriminatory measures against unborn children.
It's a good thing.