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Another religious order to avoid: Salesian Missions November 4, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Abortion, Basics, catachesis, contraception, different religion, disaster, error, General Catholic, horror, religious, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.

The Lepanto Institute – an arm of the American Life League – has done some research on the Salesian Missions organization, which frequently hits up faithful Catholics for donations. One of my frustrations of giving to the Church is the regular selling of donor lists that goes on between various religious orders and groups, so that a donation made in good conscience and with charity to one group can result in being inundated by requests from other groups of unknown provenance and adhesion to the Faith.  That is to say, you get hit on by a bunch of dying progressive religious order.

The report Lepanto has produced is most devastating. It appears the Salesian Missions – for some bizarre reason – runs a program called “Life Choices,” and that program is so radically immoral it may as well have come from Planned Barrenhood.  Actually, the reason is not that bizarre, since these “Missions” are overseas aid organizations, and receive the bulk of their funding from the amoral US government and especially the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and since the US government has gone full bore into the spread and encouragement of the most incredibly immoral acts possible, and demands all of its “partners” (recipients of funding) to do the same, this is not such a surprise after all.  It’s CRS all over again:

The Lepanto Institute was recently asked by a supporter if the Salesian Missions was a “safe charity” to donate to.  Not knowing the answer, Lepanto Institute conducted an investigation of the Salesian Missions’ program called “Life Choices,” and discovered that this program is quite similar to just about anything Planned Parenthood would publish.  The program recommends masturbation, encourages condom use, employs emotionally dangerous “role-play” exercises, promotes contraception (including abortifacients like the morning after pill), and even provides contact information for teens to acquire condoms and contraception.  According to the Salesian Missions’ website, over 375,000 kids have been exposed to this program.  Click here for the full report in PDF format.

The Salesian Mission Office, under the guidance of the Eastern USA and Canadian Salesian Province, seeks to provide for the material and spiritual needs of poor and abandoned individuals, especially the young.  The Salesian Missions belong to the order started by St. John “Don” Bosco, the Society of St. Francis de Sales, commonly referred to as “Salesians.  Given what has been discovered, imagine what St. John Bosco would think with the order he founded contributing, not to the sanctification of youth, as was his own mandate, but to their corruption with these immoral programs.

In 2007, PEPFAR reported granting the Salesian Missions $56,599 for HIV prevention programs. Page 259 of this report shows that the Salesian Missions were responsible for providing information on condom use……..

………The following information will come directly from the Salesian Life Choices, “Youth Friendly HIV Counseling & Testing” manual. In this 65 page manual, the word “condom” is mentioned 71 times, and always in promotion of condom use.

Page 9 of the Youth Friendly HIV Counseling and Testing manual makes the intention of the manual clear with regard to the promotion of condoms, saying that “it is crucial that counselors change the stigma around condom use.” Page 36 calls on teens to “condomise,” which means to use a condom every time they have sex, including “anal, oral, vaginal, male-to-male, and female-to-female.” Note the word “choice” on the pictures of condoms. On the same page, a note says they encourage youth to use condoms, “not based on moral reasoning,” but “purely good sense.” It also encourages dental dams for oral sex and finger condoms for mutual masturbation.

It goes on, at length.

Poor St. John Bosco. He deserves better than this.

It makes me so sick, the way Catholic organizations – under agendized, politicized, leftist religious leadership – abuse the good names and trust their founders and pious past engender, to advance revolutionary leftist shibboleths like HIV prevention (really, encouragement of fornication) and “family planning” (abortion and contraception).  All of these organizations deserve the death they dying as the result of their unfaithfulness.  The problem is, many of these dying progressive orders and transitioning to a model of lay-ownership and direction, so that they may live on, continuing the Revolution, decades after their last radical member dies.  It will be a long time before we are rid of them.

In the interim, not one dime. That’s my motto.

h/t MJD


1. tg - November 4, 2015

I had heard about that. Thanks for letting us know. I’m glad you let us know about the Lepanto Institute. I may send an email and ask about other organizations. You are so right about if you give, you get bombarded with so many charities. I finally got the religious organizations not sending me anything. I had to write an email to each of them.

2. tg - November 4, 2015

I’m checking out the Lepanto Institute. They may be worth supporting financially.

3. LaGallina - November 4, 2015

This is really sad! I have donated to them — because of St. John Bosco! The fact that a “Catholic” organization is encouraging immorality makes it look like the Catholic faith encourages immorality! Despicable. Thanks for the heads up.

4. dymphna - November 4, 2015

Poor St. Francis de Sales. He would not approve.

5. Peter - November 5, 2015

I’m with you on this. Not a penny. We should also ask our congressman to cut off their federal funding. Should be a lot easier to get the Salesians cut off than planned parenthood.

6. Brian E. Breslin - November 5, 2015

Geez, Tantum, thanks for this info which has made me sick because I have used the Salesians over the past couple of years with their Mass cards and Christmas cards. St. John Bosco has been a most favorite saint since I was a lad in grade school in Philly, and thus I never gave it a thought that the Salesians would be anything but good and faithful. Talk about heart sick…

7. Michael - November 5, 2015

One small correction … The Lepanto Institute is an independent organization. It’s founder, Michael Hichborn, previously worked for American Life League and currently enjoys a strong friendship with Judie Brown and American Life League, but there is no formal connection between the two organizations beyond this friendship.

Tantumblogo - November 5, 2015

OH thanks! Sorry for the mixup.

8. David - November 5, 2015

I don’t give any monetary donations to Maryknoll. Many years ago, Maryknoll Mission priests were seen as heroes, and in the 30s, 40s, and 50s, their seminaries in Illinois and New York were full. Sometime later, the watering down began, which was one reason Fr. Cappodonno asked Maryknoll for permission to go to Navy Chaplain School (this is even mentioned in The Grunt Padre
by Fr. Mode). Today, Maryknoll’s numbers have dwindled, and their seminary in Illinois was sold off sometime before 1980.

Fr. Mode)

9. reader - November 6, 2015

Speaking of Lepanto, I saw a link on PewSitter to an America Needs Fatima article about how the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Battle of Lepanto has been found in Spain. It has been there, just not in the public eye.

10. tg - November 6, 2015

I received an email from Lepanto Institute (after I signed on to received emails) that their server was brought down after the article on the Salesian Missions. They can’t post anything new. They are asking for donations to get a new server

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