We’ve received several requests concerning Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), asking if it is safe for Catholic donations. After a lengthy period of research, we must unfortunately report that JRS as an organization is NOT SAFE for Catholic giving because, directly and through its partnerships, JRS promotes and provides contraception, supports Planned Parenthood sex-education programs and is pushing a homosexualist agenda.
Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., established JRS in 1980 to aid displaced Vietnamese refugees following the Vietnam War. In 2000, JRS received official registration as a Vatican foundation.
JRS is a ministry of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and according to JRS the governing authority of the organizations falls “under the direct responsibility of the Superior General, Rev. Arturo Sosa Abascal SJ. JRS International Director, Br. Michael Schöpf SJ, is Father General’s delegate for the Society’s work with refugees and reports directly to him.”
What this means is that JRS is a formal function of the Society of Jesus, itself, so these actions by JRS are a reflection upon the entire order.
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