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HUGE: “Catholic” Relief Services involved in Planned Barrenhood style sex-ed program in Rwanda, pushes contraception January 29, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, Spiritual Warfare, the enemy.


They really do think we are that dumb, that this kind of thing won’t be found out.  I guess they also think they will always have apologists to help block any criticism.

According to a detailed investigation compiled by LifeSiteNews and the Lepanto Institute, the USCCB’s overseas charitable organ Catholic (ahem) Relief Services has been involved in an explicit sex-ed program in Rwanda, pushing contraception, abortifacients, and even, incredibly, Planned Parenthood.  Excerpts from the LSN article below, there is a great deal of detail at the Lepanto Institute:

Catholic Relief Services helped implement a sex education program for overseas adolescents that promotes masturbation, “gender identity,” contraceptives, condom use, and abortifacients, along with promoting Planned Parenthood, a new report by the Lepanto Institute says.

The U.S. bishops’ official international humanitarian agency partnered with Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) in developing the program, called “My Changing Body: Fertility and Puberty Awareness for Young People.”

The program was used with 10-14 year-old Rwandan children beginning in 2009-2010……..

……Planned Parenthood is prominently featured among the recommended resources in My Changing Body. In addition to Planned Parenthood’s national and international arms, the report said resources include the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, numerous other pro-abortion and contraception groups, population control groups, at least one gender politics organization, and many groups promoting sexual activity among teens.

“Planned Parenthood is an organizational sexual predator,” Hichborn said. [Great quote.  Dead on.]

“Who approved CRS’ involvement with a program based upon Planned Parenthood’s work? Who implemented this program?” he continued. “Everyone who had a hand in this project should be fired from CRS.”

My Changing Body gives intimate details on the mechanics of sexual intercourse, and it tells young people that masturbation does not affect virginity, with no mention of Church teaching that such acts are unchaste and immoral.

In fact, the term “masturbation” is used in a positive sense 48 times throughout theMy Changing Body program document, including in a group exercise for boys titledMy Body Feels Good where facilitators are told to “stress that medical professionals say it is completely normal.”

Contraceptive methods are listed for young people over multiple pages in the program, including abortifacient “emergency contraception” pills, and condom use is encouraged.

The program also promotes acceptance of homosexuality and a fluid conception of gender. “Sometimes a person’s biological gender is not the same as his/her gender identity,” the program reads. “Negative social messages and homophobia in the wider culture can mean that young adolescents who are experiencing sexual attraction to and romantic feelings for someone of their own gender need support so they can clarify their feelings and accept their sexuality.” [This reads like a document/resource written or constructed by Planned Parenthood itself. Should we be surprised, when a number of CRS employees come either from Planned Parenthood itself, or other population control bodies?]

CRS was responsible for testing, revising, and implementing the My Changing Body program, the Lepanto Institute report said, citing a 2013 IRH brief stating that CRS and Caritas Rwanda were implementing partners, and a 2011 USAID report stating CRS was involved in the revision and testing of the My Changing Bodyprogram. Both CRS and Caritas Rwanda are part of the international network of Caritas organizations overseen by Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican’s top social justice arm…….

……..The Lepanto Institute revealed how the USAID report indicated that CRS and Caritas combined My Changing Body with programs already in existence. My Changing Body was implemented outside of Church venues, he said, suggesting a pre-emptive attempt to avoid criticism that they were promoting activities against Catholic teaching among Catholics.

“Just how far is CRS willing to go for money?” asked Hichborn. “They consistently tell faithful Catholics that they have to give money to and maintain relationships with abortion and contraception pushing organizations in order to do their development work.” [The report then goes on to note that these relationships are really forced by taking USAID money.  Catholic organizations that do not use government funding do not push such immoral things and have no associations with immoral groups like Planned Parenthood]

…….American Life League’s Director of Communications Rob Gasper pointed out that with CRS’ involvement in the My Changing Body program in Rwanda, the aid agency played a partnership role identical to that of Planned Parenthood when the abortion giant instigated the My Changing Body program in Guatemala.

“Planned Parenthood in Guatemala (APROFAM) field tested this very same curriculum, and Georgetown IRH credits Planned Parenthood as a resource in its development. That in itself should have set off alarm bells for any Catholic organization involved in promoting this vile program,” Gasper told LifeSiteNews. “Georgetown IRH should be ashamed for creating it, and CRS should be ashamed for helping it spread. Youth should be protected, not mentally molested by Catholic aid organizations.”

“This sex miseducation program is indeed ‘vile,’ and it is troubling to think that CRS had a hand in revising and implementing it,” Stephen Phelan, director of mission communications for Human Life International, told LifeSiteNews. “Since CRS is proud of the fact that it hires non-Catholics to implement their programs, and it boasts that it will not evangelize due to the fact that most of their funding does not come from Catholics, one wonders how ‘Catholic’ its programs are on the ground, and this looks just terrible.”…….

“More and more the wisdom of Pope Benedict’s motu proprio ‘On the Service of Charity’ becomes clear,” Phelan continued. “Catholic aid organizations must sever ties with funders who force the organizations to compromise on the essential, beautiful and just teachings of the Church.”

Hichborn re-emphasized this need for separating Catholic charities from government funding. “The thing is, once you’ve turned helping the poor into a business model, you’ve already defeated the purpose. And taking government money in order to do it only sells out the Catholic identity that much faster.”

The supporting investigation for the LSN report is here.  A couple of the slides from that investigation below:

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Really sick stuff in here.

Really sick stuff in here.

This program takes innocent souls, and inculcates in the gravest immoralities.  Since the instructor will often be a trusted authority in the Church, the children so malformed will essentially be lost forever, unless parents or others are able to undo the damage done.  Otherwise, it would take a moral miracle to convert these children.  Malformation from a Church authority figure at a young age results in a soul being invincibly convinced that whatever immorality they learn is just perfectly wonderful, and that lesson tends to remain for life.  And that is why so many Catholic schoolchildren and/or college students in this country fall away from the Faith.

Just another in a long line of expose’s on the beyond problematic activities of CRS.  Hitchborn and others are correct, the ultimate source of this seemingly happy participation in immorality – and efforts to cover that participation up – is government funding.  The US government is wholly committed to population control and is dominated by individuals with far left, anti-Church outlooks.  They will demand that any organizations that receive their funding will cooperate with that agenda.  CRS and Catholic Charities, among others, receive the vast majority of their funding from the federal government.  The bishops like it that way, because federal funding is stable and reliable, and a lot easier to obtain than lobbying the faithful.  As a result, and going back decades, CRS and Catholic Charities ceased to be Catholic organizations and became just another left-wing anti-Church NGO.

I have long advised that Catholics not support either organization.  In light of this and other investigations, however, I feel increasingly strongly that, at least for informed Catholics, donating to CRS, CCHD, or Catholic Charities is material cooperation in grave evil and is morally impermissible.  I wouldn’t say that definitively at this point, and it’s not like my opinion has any weight, but these problems are too deep, wide, and consistently found to be accidental. They indicate a systemic rejection of Church Doctrine that is deeply ingrained in all these organizations. I also feel that the manifest dereliction of duty so apparent with these organizations raises serious questions about financially supporting ANY USCCB organization at this time, and that concern extends down to the diocesan level, too.

We shall see what the response shall be. I would be greatly mollified if there were to be a hand-wringing mea culpa and some serious disciplinary action taken, but I judge it more likely that I will wake up tomorrow on Mars (cold, and more than a bit out of breath).


1. Barbara Hvilivitzky - January 29, 2015

Why does a mother need a book, especially one prepared by these evil organizations, to explain to her little girl what her body ‘is’ and ‘does’????? That’s the more basic question in all of this. What are parents doing instead of educating their children 1) in the Faith, 2) that their bodies are little Temples of The Holy Ghost and thus are to be treated with care and reverence – remember modesty?
This whole exercise is the continuation of softening up parents, and debauching children all for the predators waiting to use them for sexual gratification.

2. guy Mcclung - January 29, 2015

also: Planned Predatorhood

Tantumblogo - January 29, 2015

Good one. And Banned Parenthood.

3. Magdalene - January 29, 2015


4. Baseballmom - January 29, 2015

CRS thinks we CRS….. Even this old gal remembers not to give to their annual campaign….

5. Observer - January 29, 2015

Is CRS working for the UN!?

Tantumblogo - January 29, 2015

Closely with, there is no doubt. There are so many tangled webs in these modern NGOs, yes, they work with the UN all the time, and I’m sure the situation frequently could be described as “working for.”

6. TG - January 29, 2015

I sent them an email to quit asking for donations via US mail. I mentioned what I had read about them. Of course, they denied it and accused Lifesite News and American Life League of lying. I didn’t respond but the next mailing I received, I put “return to sender” and I haven’t received anything else. I did this with a lot of charities and it works. My junk mail is significantly less now.

7. Peter - January 30, 2015

Done. CRS is off my donation list. As is my parish, for that matter, as I don’t hear them speaking out about this. And the Bishops Appeal and Peters Pence and all that business until the shepherds start leading the sheep. I’m limiting myself to certain orders of nuns who wear habits and pro life groups.

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