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THE AGENDA of the UNITED NATIONS is CLEAR in its report to the HOLY SEE – IT’S not a CHRISTIAN WORLD VIEW. THE POPE OUGHT TO RENOUNCE all TREATIES that REQUIRE it to GIVE A REPORT – and the US SHOULD TOO!

The Committee to enforce the Convention of the Rights of the Child has issued its report on the Vatican (The Holy See, who has foolishly ratified this treaty) and it asked it to renounce Catholic doctrine.  From Fox News:

The UN report also severely criticized the Holy See for its attitudes toward homosexuality, contraception and abortion and said it should change its own canon law to ensure children’s rights and their access to health care are guaranteed.

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The committee also urged the Vatican to amend its canon law to identify circumstances where access to abortion can be permitted for children, such as to save the life of a young mother. It urged the Holy See to ensure that sex education, including access to information about contraception and preventing HIV, is mandatory in Catholic schools. It called for the Holy See to use its moral authority to condemn discrimination against homosexual children or children raised by same-sex couples.

Yes, you read it right.  The UN is asking (really commanding) the Catholic Church to renounce key doctrines.  I told you so!  The UN also asked the Holy See to place itself completely under the authority of the UN (from the Rosett article cited below)!

When the Holy See became one of the early parties to this treaty, it did so with explicit reservations meant to safeguard its own authority and religious character. Now the committee, in its report on Wednesday, is pressing the Vatican to “withdraw all its reservations and to ensure the Convention’s precedence over internal laws and regulations.” The committee’s recommendations are nonbinding but can influence public opinion. In this report the Vatican is publicly shamed—and then urged to redeem itself by bowing before the altar of the U.N.

That cannot be done!  Non Possumus, as Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski wrote more than a half-century ago!  Here is more from an excellent article from Claudia Rosett where she calls for the Vatican to withdraw from the UN CRC:

The Vatican has responded to this U.N. satrapy with a statement that its headline-grabbing report was “unjustly harmful” and went beyond the committee’s competencies “to interfere in the very doctrinal and moral positions of the Catholic Church.” Pope Francis might want to consider that it is precisely to avoid gross intrusion by unaccountable U.N. “experts” that the United States has signed but never ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This treaty has less to do with children than with political power plays, and a fitting reform at the Vatican would be to walk away from it. (emphasis mine)

I agree.  It may be presumptuous for me to suggest what the Pope should do about a political issue when it conflicts with Catholic doctrine but I’ll take the chance!  A key doctrine in the Catholic Church is that the Pope is the Vicar of Christ – the representative of Jesus on earth.  (I do not accept the primacy of the Pope but I greatly respect the Papacy.)  Therefore, it seems to me this is a way to say, just as our Constitution does, that he/it is the Supreme Law of the Land.  The Vicar of Christ ought not answer to UN committees, however toothless they might be today.  Nor should the United States and therefore, it should not ratify the CRC nor any other treaty that requires a report to a foreign committee.  Claudia Rosett is right.  Simply get out.

 

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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