Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’

UNAIDS and Caritas Co-hosting Consultation

Expanding access to HIV treatment globally and strengthening the role of faith-based organizations in the provision of such services will be the focus of a consultation, co-organized by Caritas Internationalis and UNAIDS, to be held in Rome next Tuesday and Wednesday. “Ensuring 15 million people have access to hi…

What’s behind the UN attack on the Church?

by Anne Hendershott February 18, 2014 (CrisisMagazine.com) - As faithful Catholics continue to contend with the January 31 incendiary United Nations report attacking the Church for her teachings on contraception, abortion, and homosexuality, it may be time to look closely at the real agenda at the United Nations. For…

UN anti-Vatican report ‘payback’ for pro-life work, critic says

New York City, N.Y., Feb 13, 2014 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A recent United Nations report criticizing the Catholic Church on sex abuse and its moral teachings should be understood in the context of efforts to diminish the Vatican’s pro-life i…

Holy See’s UN Rep Addresses House Committee

Here is the text of testimony given this week by Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations, before the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. * * *
Mr. Cha…

United Nations Attacks Vatican

Should the Vatican bow to the heavy hand of the United Nations? Well, if its latest repot is any indication, the UN’s “blue helmets” and gang of third world dictators think so! In its own words, the UN now “recommends …

Cardinal O’Malley: UN report showed ideological influence

Boston, Mass., Feb 11, 2014 / 02:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A United Nations commission report on the Vatican’s response to abuse of children was not “fair or particularly helpful,” but took an “ideological” approach, Cardina…

UN Report Outdated, Says Expert

An expert in the field of child protection has responded to a report issued last week by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, describing it as agenda-driven and out-of-date. In an interview with ZENIT, Jesuit Father Hans Zollner,…

U.N. Committee to Vatican: Change Church Teaching

By BRIAN FRAGA |
UNITED NATIONS — A U.N. committee’s report that said the Holy See should change its moral teachings in order to comply with an international treaty on children’s rights is the latest example in a 20-year history of…

Are You, or Have You Ever Been, a Member of the Catholic Church?

    A guest post from commenter John By Any Other Name on the attack on the Vatican made by that expensive farce that goes by the name of the United Nations:     Yesterday, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child issued a report, purportedly over the sexual abuse scandal involving the […]

Letter To The Editor

On Wednesday, I saw an article about the United Nations chastising the Vatican for how the Church handled the sex-abuse scandals. Later in the day, I saw other articles popping up about it, including the Associated Press’ article, which is even more scathing in it’s bias.

I knew that my local paper wouldn’t be able to resist, so I tweeted the following:

They took the bait and put the AP story on the front page. But, they took it one step further and cut off the end of the story (in the print edition), where the real agenda of the U.N. (and hypocrisy) is revealed - trying to get the Catholic Church to change her doctrine. In other words, the story was written, and then edited, to make the Church look as bad as possible.

So, I felt compelled to respond with a letter. They printed it this morning:

On Feb. 5, a story about the United Nations rebuking the Catholic Church was released. Knowing the tendency of The Eagle to carry any negative story about Catholicism, I tweeted my prediction that it would be prominently covered the next morning.

Like clockwork, it was front page. As Baylor scholar Philip Jenkins (a Protestant) has declared, anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable prejudice. To be clear, abusing a minor is criminal and sinful. But, the Catholic Church has done more than any other international organization to stop such acts. In the United States, the reports have dwindled to a fraction of other religious organizations. Catholicism now has the strictest of policies.

Furthermore, the Vatican is leading others in addressing it. Pope Francis recently formed a commission to go even further. If the U.N. intended to look out for children, why not address the problems within the countries the committee’s members represent: Thailand’s high rates of child sex slavery, Syria’s gassing of children, Uganda’s forcing kids into war, the United States’  high rate of abuse in public schools and cover-ups at much higher rates than the Catholic Church.

Why not? Because it doesn’t fit the U.N.’s agenda. Furthermore, the U.N. report urged the Vatican to change doctrine on abortion, gay marriage and contraception! The real issue is that Catholicism doesn’t meet the progressive cultural agenda. This is blatant hypocrisy.

I wonder if The Eagle would carry the same kind of story if it was about Judaism or Islam? I have my doubts.

MARCEL LeJEUNE
College Station

Of course, they couldn’t help themselves with the title of the letter - “Just knew The Eagle would run a story bashing the Catholic Church”

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