The Galway branch of the SVP has donated 45,000 euros to an LGBT organisation.
The bishop is, understandably, asking why...
This sad affair raises so many questions; in particular...
What makes the Galway SVP think that this in any way accords with the wishes of the donor, who left it to them to support their work with the poor?
What makes the Galway SVP think that this in any way accords with the wishes of St Vincent de Paul, after whom they are named?
What makes the Galway SVP think that this in any way accords with the wishes of Blessed Frederic Ozanam, who founded the Society?
What makes the SVP think that any Catholic will, ever again, trust them enough to leave them a bequest?
I suspect that the truth is that none of those questions were considered by those responsible for making this shameful decision.
It is a shocking betrayal of trust.
It is hard enough to find trustworthy charities through whom we can give money to those in genuine need: it just got harder.
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