Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Catholic Relief Services deliberating over vice president in same-sex civil marriage

Oklahoma City, Okla., Apr 20, 2015 / 04:19 pm (CNA).- A communications official with Catholic Relief Services said that the organization is aware that one of their vice presidential employees is in a same-sex civil marriage, and is in deliberations about it.

“Rick Estridge has served CRS for 16 years and currently holds the position as our vice president of overseas finance. Rick is in a same sex civil marriage,” said CRS senior manager for communications Tom Price.

“At this point we are in deliberations on this matter,” he told CNA April 20.

According to public records from the Clerk of Circuit Court for the City of Baltimore, Maryland, published by the Lepanto Institute, Rick Estridge with CRS entered into a civil same-sex marriage with his partner, William Gorestas on April 4, 2013.
continue at Catholic News Agency

The original report from LifeSiteNews.

Of note, Bishop Callahan of the Diocese of La Crosse it on the board for Catholic Relief Services.

Recently in Crisis Magazine, there was a great article explaining in more detail the inner working of CRS.
In 2013 (a typical year, percentagewise), only around 3 percent of CRS’s revenue came from Catholics in the pews via the annual collection and rice bowl campaign. 70 percent of its revenue and donated services came from the federal government and another 10 percent or so came from private foundations that, while not listed in the latest published financial reports, in the past has included organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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