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Posted on 04/22/2014 7:23:41 AM PDT by franky8


I greet you all most cordially, women throughout the world!

I am writing this letter to each one of you as a sign of solidarity and gratitude on the eve of the Fourth World Conference on Women, to be held in Beijing this coming September.

Before all else, I wish to express my deep appreciation to the United Nations Organization for having sponsored this very significant event. The Church desires for her part to contribute to upholding the dignity, role and rights of women, not only by the specific work of the Holy See's official Delegation to the Conference in Beijing, but also by speaking directly to the heart and mind of every woman.

Recently, when Mrs Gertrude Mongella, the Secretary General of the Conference, visited me in connection with the Peking meeting, I gave her a written Message which stated some basic points of the Church's teaching with regard to women's issues.

That message, apart from the specific circumstances of its origin, was concerned with a broader vision of the situation and problems of women in general, in an attempt to promote the cause of women in the Church and in today's world. For this reason, I arranged to have it forwarded to every Conference of Bishops, so that it could be circulated as widely as possible.

Taking up the themes I addressed in that document, I would now like to speak directly to every woman, to reflect with her on the problems and the prospects of what it means to be a woman in our time. In particular I wish to consider the essential issue of the dignity and rights of women, as seen in the light of the word of God. This "dialogue" really needs a word of thanks.

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TOPICS: History; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: johnpaulii

1 posted on 04/22/2014 7:23:41 AM PDT by franky8
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why did JPII forget the little children destroyed by the Homosexual Priests.

2 posted on 04/22/2014 7:49:14 AM PDT by chatham
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Who is the author? Or do I have to go to the Vatican site?

3 posted on 04/22/2014 8:28:31 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: franky8

With my Blessing.

From the Vatican, 29 June 1995, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 8:29:29 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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5 posted on 04/22/2014 8:34:09 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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The Child Molester Scandal That Isn’t: What the MSM Doesn’t Report

In 2004, Hofstra University professor Dr. Carol Shakeshaft published a report for the United States Department of Education titled “Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis of Existing Literature.” It was presented to Congress as part of the No Child Left Behind Act.

According to a study she did of abuse complaints against Catholic priests over a five decade period she concluded that “…the physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests.”

We all remember the media outrage over the Catholic priest scandals. To this day it’s a common trope in films and TV to have priests associated with child molesting. It was as if the press wanted to shut down the Catholic Church with their coverage. When you consider how anti-religious many progressive reporters are, it comes as no surprise.

But this story, involving mainly public schools, silently went away. The government, not wanting the legal nightmare that would follow, let the whole matter drop.

6 posted on 04/22/2014 1:59:59 PM PDT by franky8 (For the souls of the faithful departed.)
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