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Statement from Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon / Bishop Mark Hagemoen about fundraising

Media Statement – Dec. 5, 2017 - 


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon reiterates its long-standing position that all fund-raising activities to benefit Catholic organizations must respect the dignity of the human person, and must not exploit human beings in any way.


Regarding recent media reports about a Progress Club “Boys Lunch Out” fundraiser, a Catholic school and a Catholic hospital were identified as being among the health and youth causes to receive donations from the event.


Bishop Mark Hagemoen has expressed his strong concerns to school and hospital leaders, stressing that all fundraising must be consistent with Catholic identity and vision about the dignity of the human person. He noted that for Catholic organizations, fundraising involves both an opportunity and a responsibility to demonstrate Catholic faith and values.


“Respect for the human person is a foundational guiding principal for Catholic institutions that provides insight and direction for all of our ministry activities, including the efforts to financially support such activities,” said Hagemoen.



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