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Talk about the pot calling the kettle black ......

 

 


The committee strongly urged the Vatican: "Ensure a transparent sharing of all archives which can be used to hold the abusers accountable as well as those who concealed their crimes and knowingly placed offenders in contact with children."

That's rich coming from the U.N., which has still not solved its own festering problems of peacekeeper sex abuse, including the rape of minors. Exposing abusers and holding them to account is a great idea. The Vatican has spent years addressing the scandal of its own past handling of such cases. But the U.N. hardly engages in the transparency it is now promoting.

The U.N. releases only generic statistics on violations committed by personnel working under its flag. The U.N. doesn't share with the public such basic information as the names of the accused or the details of what they did to people the U.N. dispatched them to protect. Blue berets accused of sex crimes are simply sent back to their home countries, where in the majority of cases they drop off the radar ...

 

In such matters as sex abuse, it is reasonable to hold the Vatican, or any other organization, to standards higher than the low bar the U.N. sets for itself. But hypocrisy is just one of the problems with this 16-page report on the Holy See, which further assails the Vatican for not subordinating itself wholesale to a much broader U.N. agenda. For example, the report calls for the Vatican to drop its opposition to adolescent abortion and contraception, condone underage homosexuality, and use its "authority" and "influence" to disseminate world-wide a roster of U.N. views and policies that run counter to those of the Catholic Church....

 

The Committee on the Rights of the Child consists of 18 panelists advertised as "independent experts," serviced by a secretariat housed in Geneva under the umbrella of the U.N.'s dubiously named Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The committee members are nominated for their posts by the governments of their home countries and elected by an assembly of treaty members that reflects the despot-heavy tilt of the U.N.

From 2009-13 the committee included a member put forward by the government of Syria, where in 2011 the Assad regime began making world headlines for torturing and murdering children. Currently, the committee includes members from such human-rights-challenged countries as Saudi Arabia, Russia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Bahrain and Egypt. This panel issues reports via a process that in practice entails neither uniform standards of judgment nor urgent attention to some of the world's most horrifying abuses of children.

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Wow, the plot thickens. The Vatican is slamming right back, how dare the UN try to tell them what to do, never mind the Church fights to have a powerful decision making position within the UN (I guess they only meant for others and not themselves). Either the church approves of the UN and it's goals or it should be no part of it...wishy washy defensive strategy that just makes the church look worse in everyone's eyes watching.

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Did Belshazzar know that in that very night of his party that his gates would be over run by the Medes and Persians?  In one night Babylon fell (original city).   So it will be SOON with all of false religion, and the most disgusting one mentioned above.    Who knows, perhaps this may be our last memorial we celebrate this year. 

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Speaking on this being our last memorial possibly, please refer to your KM March 17, 2014 page 2 paragraph 4... I have never seen such a specific question asked in all of the years up to now. Let me know what you think.

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Speaking on this being our last memorial possibly, please refer to your KM March 17, 2014 page 2 paragraph 4... I have never seen such a specific question asked in all of the years up to now. Let me know what you think.

 

Ones have - here ->  http://jwtalk.net/forums/topic/13733-march-2014-km/

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