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A prominent priest’s stinging critique of Development & Peace

Tue Jun 7, 2011 - 6:01 pm EST

A Catholic priest with a mighty pen has once again taken Development and Peace to task in the pages of the BC Catholic.  Frequent National Post columnist, Fr. Raymond de Souza writes today: “My view is that CCODP has a tenuous claim on Catholic dollars because, aside from fundraising in Catholic parishes, they have a tenuous relationship with any distinctively Catholic mission. “

Drawing on the latest revelations of the criticism of now-former D&P Mexican partner ProDH by the Cardinal Archbishop of Mexico City, Fr. de Souza writes: “Just because CCODP has money from generous Canadian Catholics does not give them the right to undermine the public witness of local Catholics, beginning with the Archbishop of Mexico City.”

Be sure to read the commentary till the end which you can do right here.


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