Jesuits Defend Honduran Priest Whose Radio Station Runs Pro-abort Views

Lianne Laurence

The Canadian Jesuits are defending a popular member of their order in Honduras after a Canadian bishops’ investigation found his radio station and foundation publish pro-abortion views.

Fr. Ismael Moreno, known as “Padre Melo” and renowned for his advocacy for impoverished people in his country despite death threats, is the director of the Fundacion ERIC (l'Équipe de réflexion, d’information et de communication) and Radio Progreso in Honduras.

Both organizations are among 52 groups in the developing world the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) funded in the past but is now jointly investigating with Canada’s bishops for allegedly advocating abortion or LGBT “rights” in contradiction of Catholic teaching.

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