Guest: Michael Hichborn, founder and president of The Lepanto Institute.
Description: The Catholic Church remains the largest charitable organization in the world, but are all of its programs and outreach efforts abiding by the Catholic moral and ethical framework? As Michael Hichborn has investigated the Church’s charitable work through groups like the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Caritas Internationalis, and Catholic Relief Services, he’s uncovered wide-ranging problems that include massive distribution of contraception in direct violation of Catholic teaching. I talk to Michael about the work he’s doing at The Lepanto Institute, some of the troubling things he has discovered, and his assessment of why despite some positive results, so little is being done in many places to correct them.
- The Lepanto Institute website.
- Our coverage of the papal Mass in the Philippines and the Filipino bishops’ response to our analysis.
- Excerpt of the Filipino bishops’ statement on Amoris Laetitia
- Lepanto Institute Podcast Season 1, Episode 19 (Discussion of Fr. Francis Palou)
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