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Vatican strikes back at UN report demanding approval of abortion and sex for children
Life Site News ^ | Hilary White

Posted on 02/06/2014 7:20:50 AM PST by Morgana

ROME, February 5, 2014 ( – Pro-life and pro-family groups in the US and Europe have supported the Vatican with a chorus of outrage at a report from the UN that demands the Catholic Church change its teachings on the nature of human sexuality, the sanctity of life and marriage.

In a statement today, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, said that the UN has failed to understand that the Church’s teachings are not merely “positions” or opinions that can be changed to suit the political fashions of the day. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

The Holy See, he said, “cannot certainly give up certain teachings that are part of their deep convictions and also an expression of freedom of religion.”

These, he said, are “the values that in the tradition of the Catholic Church sustain the common good of society and therefore cannot be renounced.”

The report, drafted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, accuses the Church of promoting “discrimination” with its teaching on natural human sexual complementarity, and of failing to make the best interests of children the highest priority in its dealing with clerical sexual abuse.

“The committee asked for acceptance of abortion and this is a contradiction with the principle of life that the convention itself should support recommending that children be protected before and after birth,” said Tomasi.

“If a child is eliminated or killed,” he said, “we can no longer talk about rights for this person.” What is needed, he said, is “to calmly and in detail analyz[e] the recommendations” and explain Church teaching.

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Austin Ruse, head of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), said today that he is “hopping mad” at the report’s brazen demand that the Church “let children have sex” and change its teaching on contraception, abortion and homosexuality.

He called the report “alarming and even disgusting” and said the committee that drafted it is “out of control.” Ruse added that it is likely a part of a greater effort that has been going on for some years, to oust the Holy See delegation from the UN.

“They want to reduce the Church to no more than an NGO. …These attacks have to stop. We must act.” C-FAM, he said, has launched a “global campaign” in defence of the Holy See’s right to participate at the UN. “I urge you to go right now and sign the Declaration in Support of the Holy See.”

“This will be an enormous effort but desperately needed. If you are Catholic, sign! If you are Evangelical, sign! If you are Jewish, sign. Muslim, sign! The Church represents all people of good will at the UN. If the Church was not there, abortion would now be a human right in UN documents. The family would be redefined. Religious freedom would come under further attack,” Ruse continued.

An editorial on the UK-based website Catholic Voices blasted the report for perpetuating long-discredited “myths” about how the Church handled the sex abuse crisis and for an “extraordinary misunderstanding of the nature of the Church and the Holy See.”

The report is “seeking to impose an ideology of gender and sexuality in violation of the UN’s own commitment to religious freedom.”

“By adopting the mythical framework peddled by victims’ advocacy groups and lawyers … the committee has shown itself to be a kangaroo court. … The Committee has very seriously undermined both its own credibility and that of the UN as a whole.”

TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholic; homosexualagenda; prolife; vatican

1 posted on 02/06/2014 7:20:50 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Are they demanding Islam do the same? I thought not...

2 posted on 02/06/2014 7:23:35 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Catholic ping!

3 posted on 02/06/2014 7:23:58 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: Morgana

Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, ... and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.

4 posted on 02/06/2014 7:25:48 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Morgana
Pope, after conservatives' criticism, calls abortion "horrific"
5 posted on 02/06/2014 7:40:30 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana

I think it was in the 70s that Bill Buckley called the UN “the world’s most expensive insane asylum” — and he didn’t live to see this!

6 posted on 02/06/2014 11:12:48 AM PST by maryz
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To: maryz


JANUARY 3, 2007
KOFI’S GONE, BUT HIS SCANDALS REMAIN: “The UN said today that it would launch an investigation after the Daily Telegraph reported allegations that UN personnel have abused children in southern Sudan. Members of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in southern Sudan are facing allegations of raping and abusing children as young as 12, The Daily Telegraph reported today. . . . This paper has learnt of more than 20 victims’ accounts claiming that some peacekeeping and civilian staff based in the town are regularly picking up young children in their UN vehicles and forcing them to have sex. It is thought that hundreds of children may have been abused.”

more here:

Sounds like the pot calling the kettle . . .

7 posted on 02/07/2014 5:35:32 AM PST by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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