CCCB Prez: there will be a “Renewing, Remandating and Revisioning” of D&P

Mon Oct 19, 2009 - 12:15 pm EST

By John-Henry Westen at the CCCB Plenary Assembly

CORNWALL, October 19, 2009 (  In his remarks at the opening of the Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), outgoing CCCB President Archbishop James Weisgerber  addressed the controversy over the CCCB international development arm, Development and Peace.  The matter will be discussed at length in private sessions over the week of meetings.

In his official President’s report, Archbishop Weisgerber said: “Development and Peace has clearly indicated that it wishes to respond to new questions and concerns, and is already reviewing the effectiveness of its contractual arrangements with other groups, its surveillance of the projects that it financially assists, as well as its financial mechanisms for ensuring cooperation and communication  with local Bishops and other Episcopal Conferences.”

He added: “Assisted by the recent Encyclical, we have this week a unique opportunity, together with all the Church in Canada, for renewing, remandating and ‘revisioning’ Development and Peace.”

Referring again to the Pope’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate, Weisgerber said, “This vision of the integrity and dignity of human life provides the basis for our reflections during this Plenary on  Development and Peace.”

Also to be discussed at the meetings in closed session are “the leadership role of Bishops in life issues” and “blogs and websites”.

Related LifeSiteNews report:

Best Pro-Life Quotes from Pope Benedict XVI’s New Encyclical

Also see LifeSiteNews Feature page, Development and Peace Funding of Pro-Abortion Groups 2009

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