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UN denounces Vatican on sex abuse, abortion
The (S.C.) State, by Nicole Winfield

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Posted By:DaddyO, 2/5/2014 6:51:44 AM

A U.N. human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the pedophiles and the churchmen who concealed their crimes. In a devastating report, the U.N. committee also severely criticized the Holy See for its attitudes toward homosexuality, contraception and abortion and said it should review its policies to ensure children´s rights and their access to health care are guaranteed.

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This is a joke, right? The UN accusing the catholic church of child abuse? It´s sort of like Bill Clinton lecturing us on morality.

From 2008: "UN launches probe into sexual abuse claims in Ivory Coast: After research involving hundreds of children from Ivory Coast, southern Sudan and Haiti, the charity said better reporting mechanisms needed to be introduced to deal with what it called "endemic failures" in responding to reported cases of abuse."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Calamity kate, 2/5/2014 6:56:47 AM     (No. 9719982)

Staff, please correct the by-line. Pretty sure this is from The Onion....right???? Good grief. Are there any grown up in charge anywhere?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: texpub, 2/5/2014 7:02:33 AM     (No. 9719988)

The UN is a ridiculous organization. What else can you say about it?? Ridiculous.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/5/2014 7:18:44 AM     (No. 9720001)

Waiting for the UN to ask, the same of Muslim countries in 3,2,1.... Never mind, in my best Rosanna Danna voice!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 2/5/2014 7:30:36 AM     (No. 9720020)

How would you like to be a 12-year-old boy in Afghanistan as the Taliban moves through your little town?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/5/2014 7:52:09 AM     (No. 9720049)

"Urged it to open its files" to U N officials means ´we demand all the photos´.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 2/5/2014 8:22:53 AM     (No. 9720107)

Sorry to quibble #3, but that would be Emily Litella.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rinohunter, 2/5/2014 8:29:02 AM     (No. 9720115)

You say U.N., I say Onion; U.N., Onion; Onion, U.N.. A definite example of a tautology.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: suedotsue, 2/5/2014 8:38:21 AM     (No. 9720124)

The UN acts this way because decades of US politicians have encouraged it to act this way. Not only toward the Vatican but about every last detail concerning the US. UN personnel are unelected, unaccountable, never have to open up their own files to anyone. UN personnel cannot be prosecuted for any crime anywhere on earth, civil or criminal. US taxpayers happily give this criminal organization billions each year, no strings. The money can be put in personal bank accounts and often is but no one cares, nothing is done about it. As to sexual crimes, UN personnel are regularly reported to have raped people in poor countries.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Michaelus, 2/5/2014 9:21:43 AM     (No. 9720196)

All those Catholic abuse cases were just lies planted in kids heads by Mia Farrow.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/5/2014 9:43:02 AM     (No. 9720221)

No denying the faulty behavior of the clergy at times, the Catholic Church will stand strong long after the UN has decayed and fallen into Turtle Bay.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: addicted_to_coffee, 2/5/2014 10:15:20 AM     (No. 9720272)

Someone should go to NYC and very politely evacuate the UN headquarters building ...

then burn it to the ground.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: vigilant, 2/5/2014 10:18:40 AM     (No. 9720278)

kick the a-holes out of our country.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: schnapps, 2/5/2014 1:53:46 PM     (No. 9720637)

Has the UN opened all its files on the young girls their peacekeepers diddled over in Africa?

Thought not.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 2/5/2014 3:34:09 PM     (No. 9720801)

"In a devastating report hailed by abuse victims, the U.N. committee 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..."

This is the issue. The Vatican´s attitude toward homosexuality, contraception and abortion. Not exactly on sex abuse. Oh well. What part of the Catholic church can NOT change on those issues? Despicable UN.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/5/2014 4:31:52 PM     (No. 9720880)

Hmmm, Catholic Church: SO, to please you Progressives who demanded we leave Gays alone, we did. Now we´re the scum in your charges?

OK, fine, Gays are what caused the problem and we´re kicking ALL of them out of the Church. We´re suggesting they ´infest´ the UN.

Bye

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/5/2014 4:40:40 PM     (No. 9720896)

Don´t they read their own documents on their own website?

Universal Declaration of Human Rights ... includes in the Preamble, second paragraph:

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Article 18

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Has anyone informed them of the massacre of Christians in the ME and Africa?

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