Editor’s Note: LSN is using the requested funding to calculate the funding cut (64%). But really, we should be comparing the funding cut to their previous budget (68%). Anyhow you look at it, it’s a substantial cut!
March 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Development & Peace (D&P), the international development arm of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has had its funding cut by the Canadian Conservative Government by 65%.
D&P, which has been embroiled in controversy over the last two years for funding pro-abortion groups, is looking to Catholics in the pews to make up the shortfall at Masses across the country this Sunday.
In July 2010, D&P asked the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for $49.2 million towards its new 5-year program (2011-2016), according to a letter to supporters last week. On February 8, 2012, CIDA informed D&P that they would receive $14.9 million for the five-year period.
The funding from CIDA to D&P for the previous five-year term – 2006 to 2011 – was $44.6 million….read the rest here.