Posts Tagged ‘Madagascar’

Bishop Named for Farafangana, Madagascar

Bishop Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson of Farafangana, Madagascar, was named archbishop of Antsiranana. The 58-year-old archbishop-designate is a member of the Congregation of the Mission.
The Archdiocese of Antsiranana has a population of nearly 1.5 million, with close to 600,000 Catholics. They are served b…

Bishops say imperialist foreigners are undermining culture with ‘gender theory’ in Madagascar

by Thaddeus Baklinski MADAGASCAR, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an open letter to the nation, the bishops of Madagascar have decried imperialistic foreign influences for popularizing a ‘gender theory’ they say is contrary to county’s culture and detrimental to its well-being. “The establishment of…

African Bishops Say Poor Political and Economic Conditions Must Be Addressed

The Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM)  called attention to the lack of freedom and the search for better living conditions as causes for the tragic deaths of countless migrants such as in Lampedusa this month. Two shipwrecks, occurring days within each other this month, took the l…

PRI and Stephen Mosher should receive an award for reporting on CRS Madagascar scandals

by Steve Jalsevac The conclusions at the end of the Population Research Institute’s 119-page report on Catholic Relief Services scandals in Madagascar are very frank. The matter is obviously far too serious for PRI to beat around the bush and exercise false diplomacy. For me, reading the PRI report and our series…

Catholic Relief Services’ Madagascar Aid Analyzed

By PETER JESSERER SMITH |
WASHINGTON — A bombshell report from the Population Research Institute (PRI) alleging Catholic Relief Services’ involvement in population-control activities in Madagascar has not been substantiated, as Church of…

Madagascar Archbishop Expresses Support For Catholic Relief Services

Archbishop Odon Razanakolona of the Archdiocese of Antananarivo, which includes the capital city of Madagascar, has repudiated allegations that Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was involved with providing contraceptives or abortafacient drugs and denied…

Madagascar Archbishop denounces U.S. Bishops’ agency for pushing contraceptives in his diocese

by Patrick B. Craine MADAGASCAR, August 1, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After Catholic Relief Services claimed it is “simply false” that they are distributing abortifacients and contraceptives in Madagascar, the pro-life group that made the charge has released quotes from an archbishop and clergy in the African…

Madagascar bishops and clergy complain about Catholic Relief Services’ activities

by Steven Mosher MADAGASCAR, August 1, 2013 (Pop.org) – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) claims that allegations that it has used funding from American Catholics to distribute contraceptive and abortifacient drugs and devices in Madagascar are “simply false.” Yet these charges do not originate with PRI,…

Catholic Relief Services distributes abortifacients in Madagascar: on-the-ground investigation

by Patrick B. Craine MADAGASCAR, July 25, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An on-the-ground investigation in Madagascar has found that the U.S. Bishops’ relief agency is distributing contraceptives and abortifacients in the African country as part of a cross-country program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.…

Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar Conclude

The African bishops have concluded the 26th plenary meeting of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), calling upon the political leaders of the continent to work not in their own interests, but for the benefit of all the African population. The theme of the plenary was “The Churc…

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