Pope Francis’s visit marred by allegations World Meeting of Families leader contributed to pro-abortion politicos

Pope Francis’s visit marred by allegations World Meeting of Families leader contributed to pro-abortion politicos


According to The Lepanto Institute, Robert Ciaruffoli – who presides over the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMoF)which is sponsored by the Catholic Church – has contributed thousands of dollars in funding political candidates who are strongly opposed to the teachings of the Church on abortion and same-sex marriage. Ciaruffoli is a Catholic. The World Meeting of Families is set to take place September 22-25 in Philadelphia. Pope Francis is scheduled to address the meeting during his tour of the United States, which includes an address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
Among the candidates receiving contributions from Ciaruffoli, according to Lepanto, was Allyson Schwartz, the founder and former executive director of a local Planned Parenthood facility from 1975 to 1988. She served ten years in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she represented Pennsylvania. She voted twice against efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood. She lost a bid to unseat U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, as well as a gubernatorial campaign.
“The Church simply can’t afford to have event leaders so cozy with Planned Parenthood’s political cheerleaders,” said Lepanto Institute leader Michael Hichborn. “Especially at a time when Planned Parenthood is under investigation throughout the country for harvesting and selling the organs of preborn children.”
According to the Lepanto Institute report, Ciaruffoli contributed $8,300 to political candidates who promote abortion and same-sex marriage.
“No Catholic who would give money to further the political career of a Planned Parenthood executive should be in a leadership position for such a major Catholic event,” said Hichborn. “In the interest of maintaining the integrity and Catholic identity of the World Meeting of Families, the Lepanto Institute is calling on Ciaruffoli to resign from this position.”
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3 comments on “Pope Francis’s visit marred by allegations World Meeting of Families leader contributed to pro-abortion politicos

  1. The only people who want to “officially” greet and meet this socialist goofball heretic are up to their necks in raw evil.

    One may (dimly) hope that enough bad press will make his flacks wet themselves and his Cuba-Nigeria (oops! I should have said, “the White House”) lalapalooza visit will be cancelled.

  2. Sorry, I should have been more precise. According to good theologians, all I am permitted, at least in polite company, to say is that Jorge Bergoglio is, at the very least, a “material heretic, yet un-charged, tried or convicted of FORMAL heresy by a legitimate adjudicatory body of the Church.”

    So, technically, he’s still in “good standing.”

    Along with Cd. Kasper, Cd. Mahoney, Cd. Dolan and (for all I know) Caitlyn Jenner.

  3. “By their fruits ye shall know them.” It’s hard to believe that supposed Catholics don’t know the background of those with whom they associate. This is especially true of the hierarchy going right up to the Occupant of the Chair of Peter. And I use the term “Occupant” deliberately since I am not sure he is, indeed, Catholic. Visit the blog: defeatmodernism.com if you want to know more about the clear-cut apostasy taking place before our very eyes.

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