The Lepanto Institute was recently asked by a supporter if the Salesian Missions was a "safe charity" to donate to. Not knowing the answer, Lepanto Institute conducted an investigation of the Salesian Missions' program called "Life Choices," and discovered that this program is quite similar to just about anything Planned Parenthood would publish. The program recommends masturbation, encourages condom use, employs emotionally dangerous "role-play" exercises, promotes contraception (including abortifacients like the morning after pill), and even provides contact information for teens to acquire condoms and contraception. According to the Salesian Missions' website, over 375,000 kids have been exposed to this program. Click here for the full report in PDF format.
The Salesian Mission Office, under the guidance of the Eastern USA and Canadian Salesian Province, seeks to provide for the material and spiritual needs of poor and abandoned individuals, especially the young. The Salesian Missions belong to the order started by St. John "Don" Bosco, the Society of St. Francis de Sales, commonly referred to as "Salesians." Given what has been discovered, imagine what St. John Bosco would think with the order he founded contributing, not to the sanctification of youth, as was his own mandate, but to their corruption with these immoral programs.
In 2007, PEPFAR reported granting the Salesian Missions $56,599 for HIV prevention programs. Page 259 of this report shows that the Salesian Missions were responsible for providing information on condom use.
The Salesian Mission website verifies the implementation of the "Life Choices" program, focusing on reducing teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and violence.
The Life Choices website for the Salesian Life Choices program in South Africa indicates that the Salesian Life Choices organization is operating "under the Salesian priests and brothers." In fact, one of the board members is a Salesian priest who is also the "Property Administrator of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa."
The following information will come directly from the Salesian Life Choices, "Youth Friendly HIV Counseling & Testing" manual. In this 65 page manual, the word "condom" is mentioned 71 times, and always in promotion of condom use.
Read the rest of the report at the Lepanto Institute. Caution: The report contains graphic material and is intended for a mature audience.