(Image source: Flickr)

 

BY MALLORY PERRYMAN

 

ANCHOR ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO

 

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is officially investigating the Girl Scouts of America. CNN talked with the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue to find out why. 

 

Catholic League's Bill Donohue: “... the global group, the world group of the Girl Scouts is in favor of abortion-inducing drugs, is in favor of condom use. Does that mean the Girl Scouts of the United States are? We don't know.”

 

The Girl Scouts are a secular group — but The Christian Post reports, about a quarter of the more than 2 million scouts are Catholic. And while the Girl Scouts are silent on issues like abortion and sexuality...

 

“...there have been accusations by social conservatives who have questioned the organization's ties to groups such as the Sierra Club, Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam, some of which support family planning and contraception.”

 

The Daily Beast adds — even though the Girl Scouts aren’t an official Catholic organization, many troops have their meetings in church buildings.

 

“If [the bishops] determine that membership in the Girl Scouts does not jibe with Catholic teachings, they could either demand that the Girl Scouts change their practices or, in lieu of that, recommend that young Catholic girls drop out of the Girl Scouts.”

 

An editorial contributor for the Journal and Courier argues — while the church is within its rights to keep secular groups from its properties, it just doesn’t make sense to target America’s cutest cookie pushers. 

 

“We just can’t figure out why the organization dedicated to the development of girls for a century now keeps getting tossed into the culture war cross hairs.”

 

The Vatican’s inquiry is just now becoming public knowledge — but an editorial writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports...

 

“The church’s investigation has been going on for two years. One would think that would be enough time to find out if the scouts truly are leading young women to hell. Apparently not.”

 

This year the Girl Scouts organization is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. 

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May 17, 2012

Catholic Church Investigating Girl Scouts

(Image source: Flickr)

 

BY MALLORY PERRYMAN

 

ANCHOR ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO

 

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is officially investigating the Girl Scouts of America. CNN talked with the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue to find out why. 

 

Catholic League's Bill Donohue: “... the global group, the world group of the Girl Scouts is in favor of abortion-inducing drugs, is in favor of condom use. Does that mean the Girl Scouts of the United States are? We don't know.”

 

The Girl Scouts are a secular group — but The Christian Post reports, about a quarter of the more than 2 million scouts are Catholic. And while the Girl Scouts are silent on issues like abortion and sexuality...

 

“...there have been accusations by social conservatives who have questioned the organization's ties to groups such as the Sierra Club, Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam, some of which support family planning and contraception.”

 

The Daily Beast adds — even though the Girl Scouts aren’t an official Catholic organization, many troops have their meetings in church buildings.

 

“If [the bishops] determine that membership in the Girl Scouts does not jibe with Catholic teachings, they could either demand that the Girl Scouts change their practices or, in lieu of that, recommend that young Catholic girls drop out of the Girl Scouts.”

 

An editorial contributor for the Journal and Courier argues — while the church is within its rights to keep secular groups from its properties, it just doesn’t make sense to target America’s cutest cookie pushers. 

 

“We just can’t figure out why the organization dedicated to the development of girls for a century now keeps getting tossed into the culture war cross hairs.”

 

The Vatican’s inquiry is just now becoming public knowledge — but an editorial writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports...

 

“The church’s investigation has been going on for two years. One would think that would be enough time to find out if the scouts truly are leading young women to hell. Apparently not.”

 

This year the Girl Scouts organization is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. 

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