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Funding of Pro-Abortion Groups 2009/10
Updated October 30, 2010

LSN: Do you have a policy about not giving to pro-life groups?
D&P's Brunelli: No. We don't. As I was saying, we do not have a particular policy on abortion

LSN: So, your organization has no policy for or against abortion at all?
Brunelli: No, we don't. We never were asked and again because we understand that statements on the sanctity and the taking of life is not our role, that's the role of our bishops...
Quotes exerpted from LifeSiteNews interview with Gilio Brunelli,
Director of International Programs of the Canadian Catholic Organization of Development and Peace

See Also previous LifeSiteNews Feature page D&P and the World March of Women 2000

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NOTABLE LSN REPORTS

MUST READ: All LSN Evidence of Development and Peace Pro-Abortion Funding …So Far
Updated June 7, 2010
April 17
   
Development and Peace Has Issued a False Statement to All of Canada's Bishops
March 24/09
"Stop Funding Pro-Abortion Groups in Our Country": Peru Bishops to Canadian Bishops
June 9/09
LifeSiteNews' Detailed Response to Canadian Bishops' Whitewash Report on Development and Peace
June 30/09
Toronto Archbishop Will Only Allow D&P Funds to go to Groups Approved by Local Bishops
Calls for a "Thorough Review" and "Profound Renewal" of Development and Peace
July 23/09
Many priests, laity and some bishops misled by Development and Peace misinformation
August 13/09
Bishop Says D&P Funds to 'Pro-Choice' Groups Okay if Restricted to Good Projects
Insists Jesus would not have 'litmus test' of asking 'What is your stance on abortion?'
October 13/09
LSN Video: Development & Peace Funded Group vs Philippines Bishops
October 20/09
Bishop Co-Author of D&P Investigation Admits: "I Just Should Have Followed Up more

October 23/09











MORE LIFESITENEWS REPORTS

 
2010  
Toronto Archdiocese Renews Funding Restrictions on Development and Peace
February 10
D&P Accuses LifeSitenews of Association with Groups that Use Violence; “Far Right Wing Fringe”
March 17
Interview: Development & Peace South African Partner Freely Admits Abortion Advocacy
March 16
LifeSiteNews is Under Attack - Zenit declines LSN ad
March 22
Development & Peace Sending Canadian Youth to Work with Pro-Abort Group in Philippines
March 23
Catholic Register Editorial Denounces D&P's "Bizarre" Document against CLC, LifeSiteNews
March 26
Campaign Life Coalition Says D&P Letter Exposed its "Tolerance of Abortion"
D&P's Casey finally admits the organization partners with groups that advocate for abortion
March 29
Development & Peace Admits Concern over Diocese Funding Restrictions
April 20
Archdiocese of Toronto Releases Funds to D&P Partners Approved by Bishops
April 27
Development and Peace Attacks Pro-life Movement: Catholic Insight
May 12
Distortions Continue in Debate over Development and Peace
June 11
Development & Peace Apologizes to Pro-Life Group after Legal Threat
July 8
Development & Peace Apology to CLC Published in Catholic Register
July 30
D&P Sending Haiti Earthquake Funds to Pro-Abort Group
August 18
Canadian Bishops’ Agency Goes to Court to Conceal Info on Groups they Fund
October 4
Canadian Bishops Plenary Addresses Development and Peace Question
October 29
   
2009  
Hundreds of Thousands in Canadian Lent Collection Money Funding Pro-Abortion Groups in Mexico
March 12
Catholic and International Pro-Life Groups Ask Canadian Bishops to Halt Funding to Latin American Pro-Abortion Groups
March 16
Storm within Catholic Church in Canada over CCODP LifeSiteNews Report
March 16
Mexican Pro-Life Leader Confirms: Groups Funded by Development and Peace are Pro-Abortion
March 17
Development and Peace Also Supporting Pro-Abortion Group in Bolivia: National Catholic Register
March 18
Toronto Archbishop: Development and Peace Won't Get Funds if They Support Pro-Abortion Groups
March 18
Full Text of LifeSiteNews Interview With Gilio Brunelli of Development and Peace
March 20
LifeSiteNews Lets Readers Decide if Article on D&P was "slander or complete misinterpretation
March 20
Canadian Bishops Conference Responds to LifeSiteNews.com Exposé on Development and Peace
March 20
Group Funded by Development and Peace Supports Mexico City's Abortion on Demand Law
March 23
Peterborough Bishop to All Pastors: Development and Peace Funding in Jeopardy
March 25
Development and Peace Nor Bishops Conference Will Respond to Funding of Pro-Abortion Group in Bolivia

March 26
Bishop: Development & Peace Funds Will be Diverted if Allegations of Pro-Abortion Support are Verified
March 26
Pro-Abortion/Contraception Groups in Africa (WARDC, AFJB, CONAG - DCF, FAMME) Receiving Development and Peace Funding
March 26
Third And Fourth Canadian Bishops Say Development & Peace Funds to be Held Pending Investigation
March 27
Canadian Catholic "Development and Peace" Funding Two Abortion Advocacy Groups in Brazil
March 27
"Development and Peace" Supporting Two Pro-Abortion Organizations in Haiti
March 30
In the Face of Mounting Evidence, D&P Says: "Nothing Could be Farther from the Truth"
March 30
Priests for Life Canada Calls on Bishops to Act on D&P Abortion-Lobby Group Funding
March 31
Two Archbishops Declare LSN Reports on Abortion-Advocacy Funding by D&P "Untrue," "False" and "Malicious"
April 1
"Development and Peace" Funding Sixth Pro-Abortion Organization in Mexico
Document says prohibiting abortion is form of "torture," "cruel and unusual punishment"
April 6
IRONY: NGO Funded by Canadian Bishops' D&P Battles East Timor Bishops over Abortion
April 7
Canadian Conference of Bishops Says Two Bishops Will Lead Investigation into D&P Mexican Partners
April 8
Unlike Development and Peace, U.S. Bishops Development Arm Has Strong Pro-Life Policies
April 8
Canada's Largest Catholic Newspaper Calls for Open Investigation into Development and Peace

April 14
D & P Supporting Peru-Based Organization that Endorses Legalization of Abortion
Denounces "permanent intervention of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in government affairs"
April 15
Editor of Canadian Catholic Magazine on D&P Scandal: "Let D&P rest in peace for eternity"
April 16
Development and Peace Partner that Denied Supporting Abortion Signed Protest against Pro-Life Amendment in 2008 (PRODH - Mexico)
April 17
Vancouver Diocesan Editorial: "Writing Could be on the Wall" for Development and Peace
April 20
Openly "Pro-Choice" Priest Asks Catholics to Stop Funding LifeSiteNews Over Development and Peace
April 21
Development and Peace "Partner" Admits Helping Women Obtain Abortions, Opposes Vatican UN Status, Advocates Depenalizing Abortion (7th Mexican group)
April 22
D&P Mexico Investigation Report Going to Bishops then Public - Perhaps by June
April 22
REVEALED: Photographic Evidence of Pro-Abortion Group Funded by Canadian Bishops' Development Arm - Nicaragua
April 24
D&P Rep Admits Partner Pushes Contraception, Opposes Philippine Bishops
April 26
Interview Confirms Eighth Mexican Pro-Abortion Organization Being Funding by Development and Peace ( Equipo de Mujeres en Accion Solidaria (EMAS))
April 28
Development and Peace Funds Agency Promoting Abortion, Contraceptives, Homosexuality
Ecuador based agency attacks Catholic Church for doctrines on human life and family
May 4
D&P Thailand-Based Partner Promotes Abortion/Contraception, Blasts “Reactionary” Vatican
May 7
D&P Sent Canadian Young Adults to Work with Condom-Pushing, Population Control NGO in Nigeria
May 21
Leaked Development & Peace Memo: Social Justice Group Still Denies Wrongdoing with Deceptive Tactics - Claims "anti-abortion movement" is issuing "false information"
May 22
Pontifical Academy for Life Member Confirms LSN Development & Peace Reports Accurate
May 28
Pro-Abortion (Mexican) Group Funded by Development and Peace Removes Evidence from Website
May 29
Stephen Mosher Expresses Serious Concerns About Canadian Bishops' D&P Investigation
May 29
"Stop Funding Pro-Abortion Groups in Our Country": Peru Bishops to Canadian Bishops
June 9
East Timor Criminalizes Abortion Despite Heavy Opposition from Pro-Abortion Groups Funded by Canadian Bishops
June 11
Canadian Bishops’ Development and Peace Investigation Waiting Game – New Twists and Turns
June 17
LifeSiteNews Produces Powerful Video on Development & Peace Scandal
June 22
Canadian Bishops Conference Pres Says “No Foundation" for Allegations against Development and Peace
June 22
Vatican Radio Covers Peru Bishops’ Letter to Canadian Bishops Asking Them to Stop Funding Pro-Abortion Groups
June 22
Commentary on June 22 News - LSN responds to CCCB Investigation Findings on D&P Funding of Mexican Groups
June 22
Second Development and Peace Scandal Video Released by Conservative Blogger
June 23
CCCB President on Websites Confronting D&P: "they’re not part of the church, they’re not Catholic"
June 25
Editorial: Archbishop Weisgerber is Wrong - Vatican Stopped its Donation to UNICEF in 1996
June 26
LifeSiteNews' Detailed Response to Canadian Bishops' Whitewash Report on Development and Peace
June 30
Group Funded by Canadian Bishops' D&P Joins with Others to Denounce the "Natural Family" and "Family Rights" - Mexico
July 1
Mexican Organization Funded by Canadian Bishops' D&P Continues to Advocate for Abortion in State of Jalisco
July 6
Diocese of Calgary Allegedly Requires Parishes to Contribute to D&P through Bishop's Appeal
July 9
Canadian Catholic Author Michael O’Brien on Development and Peace and the Pope’s New Encyclical
July 14
Toronto Archbishop Will Only Allow D&P Funds to go to Groups Approved by Local Bishops
Calls for a "Thorough Review" and "Profound Renewal" of Development and Peace
July 23
LifeSiteNews.com Offers “Frank and Transparent” Dialogue with Bishops of Canada
July 28
Many priests, laity and some bishops misled by Development and Peace misinformation
August 13
Editorial: Canadian Bishops Conference Declines Offer of Dialogue with LifeSiteNews at Plenary
October 1
Mexican "Human Rights" Group Funded by Canadian Bishops' Organization Pressures State to Provide Abortion Services
October 9
Pro-Life Leaders Representing 170 Nations Praise Bishops Who Withheld Funds from Development and Peace
October 13
CCCB Prez: there will be a “Renewing, Remandating and Revisioning” of D&P
October 19
Ottawa Archbishop Objects to "Business as Usual" with Development and Peace
October 20
LSN Video: Development & Peace Funded Group vs Philippines Bishops
October 20
No Official News from Canadian Bishops' D&P Deliberations Till Dec. 2
October 21
Canadian Bishops: We need to "Step Up" Dialogue with Pro-Life Groups
October 23
Bishop Co-Author of D&P Investigation Admits: "I Just Should Have Followed Up more
October 23
New Bishops' Statement on D&P Calls for Greater Oversight and Work with Local Bishops
October 26
   
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OF LSN  
2010  
Letters to the Editor re: LifeSiteNews Under Attack
March 25
Letters to the Editor - Development & Peace South African Partner Freely Admits Abortion Advocacy
April 7
   
2009  
Letters to the Editor - Notre Dame and Development and Peace Controversies
April 2
Letters to the Editor April 4, 2009 - Obama/Notre Dame, Development & Peace
April 3
Letters to the Editor - Obama summary, ND/Obama controversy, Canadian UN delegation, D&P, Other items
April 8
Letters to the Editor 2 for April 15, 2009 - Development and Peace
April 15
Letters to the Editor for April 21, 2009 - Notre Dame Scandal, Development and Peace
April 21
Letter to the editor
May 4
Letters to the Editor - Readers Respond to CCCB Investigation Results on Development & Peace
June 24
Letters to the Editor - Readers Respond to Development and Peace Scandal
June 30
More Letters to the Editor on Canadian Catholic Development and Peace Scandal (July 1)
July 1
Letters to the Editor July 7 - Development & Peace
July 7
Letters to the Editor October 23
   
DEVELOPMENT & PEACE COMMUNICATIONS  
2010  
Questioning Development and Peace: Questions and Answers
March
Michael Casey Video
April
   
2009  
Note on our funding to our partners
March 13
Development and Peace affirms its adherence to Catholic Social Teaching in a letter to the Canadian Catholic Bishops
March 20
Letter to Canadian bishops
March 20
Letter to Members of Development and Peace
March 26
Letter from the 5 Mexican partners to Development and Peace
March 19
A profile of five (5) Development and Peace Partners in Mexico
March 20
Update on the recent media controversy regarding DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
April 22
 
REPORTS FROM OTHER MEDIA

 
2010  
Poor judgment
Main Editorial, The Catholic Register
March 27
D&P, LifeSite rev up their online war - Deborah Gyapong, The Canadian Catholic News
March 25
The Argument over Aid, Development and Adherence - Peter Kavanagh, The Catholic Register
October 27
   
2009  
Socon or Bust’s Numerous Investigative Reports on Development & Peace by John Pacheco
On Going
Canadian Catholics Fund Pro-Abortion Group
Tom McFeeley in the National Catholic Register
March 17
Catholic Law Student Blog - Investigation of the LifeSiteNews initial report
March 20
Development and Peace Questions
Tom McFeeley in the National Catholic Register
March 25
Toronto archdiocese, ShareLife investigate claims D&P funds support abortion groups
Michael Swan, The Catholic Register
March 29
More evidence that Canadian bishops' office involved in abortion; agency denies charge
Catholic World News
March 31
Development and Peace Funds on hold for Mexican groups under investigation
Deborah Gyapong in The Catholic Register (not on line on the Register website)
April 12
CCODP investigates abortion support allegations
Western Catholic Reporter
April 13
Open investigation into Development and Peace
The Catholic Register Editorial
April 19
Bishops join team investigating Development and Peace
Staff,The Catholic Register
April 19
Let the wind blow through CCODP
BC Catholic Editorial
April 20
Canadian church leaders meet with Mexican aid agencies after charges
Catholic Review, Baltimore
April 20
Crise à Développement et Paix
Le Devoir
April 20
Are Canadian Bishops Helping to Support Abortion in Mexico?
by Deal W. Hudson
April 23
Canadian bishops getting to bottom of Development and Peace allegations
Michael Swan, The Catholic Register
April 26
Controversy: Development and Peace Funding Pro-Abortion Groups
Fr. Alphonse de Valk - Catholic Insight
May edition
Development and Peace confident of no wrongdoing in Mexico
David Agren, Catholic News Service in Catholic Register
April 20
Are Canadian Bishops Helping to Support Abortion in Mexico?
by Deal W. Hudson - InsideCatholic.com
April 22
Development, Peace and Corruption in Canada – a Catholic Saga
by Judie Brown,- American Life League
May 28
Peruvian bishops ask Canadian bishops to cut funding for pro-abortion groups
Catholic News Agency
June 11
Mexican controversy should help 're-clarify' Development and Peace role
Michael Swan - The Catholic Register
June 10
Development and Peace faces new abortion-funding allegations from Peru
Michael Swan - The Catholic Register
June 12
Are Canadian Catholics Unwittingly Funding Abortion in Latin America?
Colin Mason - Population Research Institute
June 15
Development and Peace investigation results: ‘No evidence’
Salt & Light TV
June 19
Probe Clears Canadian Agency of Funding Abortion: Bishops Set to Release Findings of Investigation David Naglieri of Canada's Salt & Light TV as published in Zenit
June 22
Canadian bishops find no wrongdoing by aid agency's Mexican partners
By Michael Swan of the Catholic Register in Catholic News Service
June 24
Canadian Bishops clear Development and Peace of any wrongdoing
by Michael Swan, The Catholic Register
June 25
It Won't go Away - Catholic Register Editorial
June 26
LifeSite at odds with Canadian bishops' Development and Peace report
By Michael Swan of the Catholic Register
June 30
Canadian bishops' report: Mexican aid partners ‘imprudent’ but not pro-abortion
Catholic News Agency
June 30
Archdiocese of Toronto puts leash on Development and Peace funding
Staff, The Catholic Register
July 23
Encyclical a boost for Development and Peace
Michael Swan, The Catholic Register
July 27
Vancouver studying Toronto’s move to introduce funding restraints
BC Catholic
July 27
Development and Peace works on protocols for distribution of funds
Michael Swan, The Catholic Register
July 30

LifeSite agrees with approval process for D&P funds
Staff, The Catholic Register

July 30
Canadian Bishops Split on Charity Money
California Catholic Daily
August 4

CIDSE backs D&P over abortion allegations
Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

October 11
‘Nasty’ LifeSite allegations are harmful to Mexican group's cause
Michael Swan, The Catholic Register
May 21/10

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