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LSN re: Infanticide Supporter on Catholic Charities Board

April 10th, 2013, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Sometimes a story seems so unbelievable, that I  almost hesitate to pass it on, in case it could possibly not be true.  But LifeSiteNews has a good track record and, in essence, we can’t afford to NOT pay attention to the lessons begging to be learned  in this story.  I also found two other sources which support the LSN story:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/publiccatholic/2013/04/shark-jumping-planned-parenthood-lobbyist-was-on-local-catholic-charities-board-of-directors/

and  http://www.examiner.com/article/planned-parenthood-lobbyist-argues-for-right-to-post-birth-abortion 

The Big Question:

38cd2251e233cc1d1e0f6a706700cd9aHow does a Planned Parenthood Infanticide Supporter get on a Catholic Charities Board in the first place?  (She has just resigned, in January 2013).  If she’s prominent enough to be testifying before the Florida State Legislature, how could the diocesan power figures NOT know the kind of people on the CC board?  Are there no whistle-blowers in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee?  No Cleansing Fire?  To me, this story is a perfect example of why the need for the laity to be ever-vigilant endures.

 

Here are a few highlights from the LifeSiteNews article:

“Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow …  told Florida state representatives that, if a baby is born alive during a botched abortion, the decision about whether to save its life ‘should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.’  She was testifying on behalf of her employer, the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, which opposes a pending infants born-alive abortion bill.”

“Matthew Archbold of Creative Minority Report noticed that the biography posted on the website of Snow’s business, Snow Strategies, states that she ‘serves on the board of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida-Tallahassee.’ … ‘I called the Catholic Charities office, and [a woman] told me that Lapolt-Snow did indeed serve on the board until leaving in January,’ stated Archbold….How horrifying is that? …  A lobbyist for Planned Parenthood was a board member for a Catholic Charities office.  I can’t believe that it’s not clear to everyone that you cannot advocate for the killing of babies and be a Catholic. Just can’t.”

“Catholic charitable organization across the United States and abroad have increasingly been subject to calls for reform in the wake of a series of revelations about questionable funding and hiring practices.”

“Catholic Charities in general have been the most progressive wing of the church other than the nuns,” explained Sister Jeannine Gramick, one of the founders of New Ways Ministry …”  “Pope Benedict XVI [stated] ‘The Church’s charitable activity at all levels’ must be ‘managed in conformity with the demands of the Church’s teaching and the intentions of the faithful.’   If they do not comply, charities may no longer call themselves ‘Catholic.’”

The prior bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee retired for health reasons in March 2011, and an apostolic administrator was in: place for a year before Bishop Parkes took over in March 2012.  (Obviously sede-vacante is a vulnerable time for adverse forces to intrude in a diocese’s spiritual life).

It  isn’t as if Catholic Charities has never had questionable activities, some dead spots in conscience, and various areas which bear watching.  Here are some links:

New York archdiocese official defends Obama appearance at Catholic Charities fundraiser

Catholic Charities hired firm founded by gay activist, accused of support for homosexual group

San Fran Catholic Charities ‘honorary committee’ stacked with pro-abort politicians

Catholic Charities Refuses to Oppose Obama Health Care Bill
 
This case is a reminder to keep an eye on who is on our own diocesan boards and committees, including Catholic Charities, and to question where the money goes and how it is used, but especially to note and object to the presence of people who exempt themselves from Catholic teaching or, even worse, are moles, infil-traitors or double agents  for undermining the Catholic institution. 
 
View the legislative hearing debacle here.  I have not yet found a statement by the Pensacola – Tallahassee Diocese regarding these events.  The last NEWS NOTES on the diocesan website are dated March 18, even though the April 1 NEWS NOTES are way overdue.

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