CRS Says Funding for Humanitarian Aid Did Not Violate Church Teaching

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has affirmed that its $5.3 million funding of the humanitarian organization CARE in 2010 did not violate Catholic doctrine, Dennis Sadowski reports for Catholic News Service. Sadowski writes that questions arose after online reports claimed that CARE “provides contraceptives to women and other family planning services.” CRS stated that the funding for the program has “strict restrictions on its use,” which prevents the funding from being used to pay for contraceptives.

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