Lafayette diocese calls for Komen Race boycott

Indianapolis - The Catholic Diocese of Lafayette is urging its members to boycott next month’s Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure in Indianapolis.

The Race For The Cure is expected to draw 40,000 people donating $2.5 million for breast cancer prevention and research.

But the Komen Race doesn’t have the support of the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette led by Bishop William Higi. The Diocese represents 63 parishes in 24 counties including Hamilton and Boone. The Diocese, in its newspaper, is urging church members not to take part in the Race For The Cure. The Diocese maintains the Komen Foundation allows its chapters to fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion provider, and funnels million into embryonic stem cell research.

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