Sunday, December 7, 2008

UN, World: Vatican refuses to sign document on protecting the disabled: aborting children to get rid of disabled does not prevent discrimination

(Scripturelink Voters Guide; c.f. EWTN News 05/Dec/2008)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Holy See is is not in agreement with a UN document, which they contributed to: due to the fact that vital parts are excluded, and other acts are unwisely, or politically: allowed. The document includes parts still allowing for killing off, sterializing, or selectively aborting those with disabilities. All of these would be called genocide: if the world would acknowlege that the young and disabled are truly a section of humaniy, as much as hair colour, or race or belief allows for a group to be named as a valid population group.

The Vatican believes that killing disabled people will not cure the problem of discriminating against them. The actual issues were pointed out by the president of a Christian group in Italy: applauding the Catholic City State's choice not to sign the document. 23b and 25a, are the issues pointed out by the "Christians for Service" association.

Comments by the Vatican itself, are only indirectly hinted at by EWTN. Their reasons for not signing however seem to be due to the ideologically motivated flaws in the document. Their refusal followed a request to allow for additional clauses to close off the possibility of such genocide or "euthanasia" against the disabled.

No comments:

South African Catholic

Scripturelink Latest!

Search the Vatican online: Effectively and Efficiently!

Search our specialized (VaticanSearch.Scripturelink.net) search site

Search the Vatican in general

Search the Vatican State (country, history, tourism, museums, local structures, media, landmarks etc)

Search Papal information and speeches on the Vatican Site

Search News, media and information on Vatican sites + Vatican vetted Jesuit Newspaper

Search the Second Vatican Council on the Vatican Website

Search inter alia Liturgy, Papal Calendar, blesseds, saints on the Vatican Site

Search Saint, Blesseds, canonization Information on the Vatican Site

Search inter alia the New American Bible (and other languages versions, and Pontifical Biblical Commission) on the Vatican Site

Search Catechism and Compendium (and Interdicasterial Commission for the Catechism of the Catholic Church) on the Vatican Site

Search the 1983 Codification of Canon Law (and Pontifical Council for Legislative (Ecclesiastical) Texts) on the Vatican Site

Search the Roman Curia (Bodies set up to act on behalf of the papacy on matters)

Search the Pontifical Academies (Cultorum Martyrum, Ecclesiastical, Life, Sciences, Social Sciences)

Congregations (Faith,Oriental Churches, Worship / Sacraments, Saints, Evangelization, Consecrated Life / Apostolic Life, Catholic Education, Bishops)

Commissions (Cultural Heritage, "Ecclesia Dei", Archeology, Biblical, Theological, Catechism of Catholic Church, Latin America)

Tribunals (Penitentiary(sin), Roman Rota; Supremo Tribunale della Segnatura Apostolica)

Councils (Laity, Chrst. Unity, Family, Justice + Peace,Cor Unum, Migrants + Itinerants, Health,Church Law, Inter-rel. Dialogue, Culture, Soc. Comm.)

Chorus Sistine Chapel, Basilica Excavations Office, "Latinitas",Publishing House,Equestrian Order , Pilgrims, Sacred Music, Vatican Press

Synod of Bishops

Offices: mostly Vatican Finance / economic issues

Secretariate of State : Diplomacy, Peter's Penance etc (Secretary of State deals largely with foreign issues)

Pontifical Committees e.g. Eucharistic Congresses, Historical Sciences; Labour Office of the Apostolic See; Swiss Guard

Section: Copyright Marc Aupiais. All Rights Strictly Reserved!