Friday, February 25, 2011

Holy See Condemns Social Engineering Agenda on Africa at UN Commission

By Samantha Singson, Lauren Funk

NEW YORK, February 24 (C-FAM) The Holy See delegation to the United Nations this week condemned the “attempt at wholesale social engineering” imposed on Africa by UN population control policies. In a series of powerful statements the Vatican delegation also called for the defense and safeguarding of the family.

The UN Commission on Social Development (CSD) does not normally attract much attention as the more controversial topics are covered by other commissions. However, in light of the upcoming UN Conference on Youth, observers paid closer attention to this year’s commission and its resolutions on youth, the family, and development.

The Holy See first expressed its strong reservations on references to the World Program of Action on Youth (WPAY) in the resolution on youth programs, and spoke out against the "attempted imposition of agendas" during the resolution’s negotiations.
 
When the UN General Assembly first passed WPAY in 1995, a number of delegations including Malta, Argentina, and Lebanon took exception to the language on youth "reproductive health services" and the document’s disregard for parental primacy in educating children.

However, during last week’s negotiations on the youth resolution, the Holy See’s attempts to have those previous reservations reflected within the text failed.

The Holy See strongly objected to the inclusion of an African document called the Maputo Protocol that calls for a right to abortion. The Holy See delegate challenged the “false assumption that African countries are overpopulated, and that wealthy nations must work to reduce their numbers” as an “attempt at wholesale social engineering imposed on Africa” in violation of their human rights, most especially their right to life. ...Read it all

--->US Government Funds Youth "Sex Work" Programs..."commercial sexual exploitation"...

C-FAM was founded in the summer of 1997 in order to monitor and affect the social policy debate at the United Nations and other international institutions...more
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--->Oral sex now main cause of oral cancer: Who faces biggest risk? "Scientists say that 64 percent of cancers of the oral cavity, head, and neck in the U.S. are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is commonly spread via oral sex, NPR reported. The more oral sex you have - and the more oral sex partners you have - the greater the risk of developing these potentially deadly cancers...(click) [Nobody gets such cancers from abstinence, obedience to God's commandments. People have been sold lethal lies.]

--->Sign International Call for the Rights and Dignity of the Human Person and the Family...

--->"The bailout measures of late 2008 may have consequences at least as grave for an open society as the response to 9/11 in 2001...

--->Krugman sees "Shock Doctrine" at work in Wisconsin Governor's attack on Unions...

--->Ray McGovern Acuses Hillary Clinton of "War Mongering": United States Behaving Like Last Stage of Roman Empire...

--->Gates Warns Against Any More Wars Like Iraq Or Afghanistan
. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said that "anyone who advises a future president to send a large U.S. army to change a third-world regime "should have his head examined...(click)"

--->Obama announces Libya sanctions...

Click to purchase I return to St. Therese because this remarkable book, which I have been digesting slowly, has made me realize in a kind of shock how little I knew of the depths of her teachings, her acts of oblation, her participating in the Passion of the Lord (Col 1:24), the depths of her most sublime teaching.

This was no dainty little flower but a profoundly deep woman who reached the heights of Love, rarely touched on to this extent in most of the treatments of her short life that I have read over the years. Most importantly, she climbed by grace these heights to the very end. Especially at the very end, as she approached her libation or "pouring out" in Him. Only after reading this volume (and I am not quite finished) do I realize for the first time why she was made a Saint and, especially, Doctor of the Church. Only now does that make sense to me.

--->Egyptian armed forces chanting "Allahu akbar" storm 5th century Christian monastery with tanks, open fire,
injuring 19...

--->Genetic Patdown: Homeland Security wants blood...

--->Irish election: Fianna Fáil government routed, according
to exit poll...

--->Libya's UN ambassador denounces Gaddafi...

--->Al-Qaida calls for revolt against Arab rulers...

--->Timothy Geithner's "deeply disturbing vision, one that amounts to a huge, uninformed gamble with the future of the American economy – and that suggests that Geithner remains the senior public official worldwide who is most in thrall to the self-serving ideology of big banks....

--->Thousands converge on Wisconsin for more protests, off duty police join...

--->Wisconsin watershed: Wisconsin, Labor, and the Future of America...

--->Oil Prices Squeeze Small Businesses As Transportation Costs Rise...

--->'Selective Catholics' are theologically irrelevant. "Joy, joy, joy! A bunch of theologians in Europe have reminded us why they are about as relevant as a shampoo salesman at a bald and proud convention. Britain’s Catholic Herald newspaper explained it pretty well recently: “More than 140 Catholic theologians from universities in Austria, Germany and Switzerland have called for the Church to end priestly celibacy, ordain women and allow lay people to help select bishops, among other changes,” it reported...(click) [Note: I agree with most every point denounced in this piece, though with Cardinal Ratzinger I agree that the mandatory discipline of celibacy could conceivably change without detriment to the Faith, and would possibly open up the priesthood to thousands of very orthodox, un-crooked, vocations, even crowding out dissenters (who often dissent only after ordination!). This would not impinge voluntary celibacy, it seems to me, as the higher calling, but possibly strengthen it. --SH]

--->Priest shortage to worsen, says report...

--->HuffPost: Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein says 'I'm Not A Sexual Predator, I'm An 'Offender...'

--->Like they have a choice: Comrades at Huffpost extol "Ecotourism" in China, where the slaves always smile ---if they know what's good for them...

--->Paul Craig Roberts: War uber alles - The United States government cannot get enough of war. With Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's regime falling...

--->Gas prices surge 17 cents
in a week...

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BTR Webcast Saturday From Feb. 26, 2011 10:30 AM EST / Boston Time. A Conversation with David L. Jones, Convert From Islam. David L. Jones holds a Masters in Theological Studies from the Institute of Religious and Pastoral Studies, University of Dallas (UD). While at UD he studied under Douglas Bushman, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ed Peters, and many other Catholic thinkers and scholars.

3 comments:

  1. As for Little Therese, the same could be said of the Little Poverello's holocaust of heart, though he had 20 more years before Sister Death came. I think even Catholics mostly think of these two as some of the feel-good saints, the sweet and the joyful, but their depth is incredible. This is the fire the Lord spoke of wanting to spread on the earth.

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  2. Obtained a copy of the book on Therese, on your recommendation.

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  3. It has meant a lot to me, a real eye-opener. I hope you also find it meaningful.

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