Skip to comments.UNFPA Admits to Using "Catholic" Dissident Groups to Further its Population Agenda
Posted on 06/10/2004 11:11:49 AM PDT by NYer
NEW YORK, June 4, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - New York's Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute the UN watchdog, has warned for some time against organizations such as Catholics for a Free Choice that attempt to undermine the pro-life work of Catholic groups and individuals. Now C-Fam has uncovered an internal UN document that shows the effort to undermine the pro-life position of the Catholic Church in general has been conscious and deliberate.
On May 18 the United Nations Population Fund issued a report revealing its strategy for weakening Catholic opposition to the UN's abortion, contraception and sterilization campaign. According to the report, the UNFPA has made a policy of collaborating with organizations that maintain a veneer of Catholicism but which fundamentally dissent from its major teachings on the sanctity of life. The strategy has been doubly effective; on the one hand it used the dissenting Catholics within the organizations to supress the legitimate voice of Catholic opposition and on the other, it can point to the involvement of Catholic organizations to legitimize its radical population reduction agenda.
The 32-page report, titled, "Working from Within: Culturally Sensitive Approaches in UNFPA Programming" shows that the UNFPA has worked in nine different Catholic countries to overturn laws protecting the unborn from abortion and women from sterilization, activities it refers to in the normal UN parlance as "reproductive rights and health." Austin Ruse, in C-Fam's Friday Fax for June 4, 2004, quotes the report specifying Brazil as one of the predominantly Catholic countries that has fallen under UNFPA influence through the agency of Catholic organizations. "Within the Catholic Church, certain progressive branches exist, including the Communidades Eclesiais de Base, whose Catholic clergy understand the harsh realities of the country's poor and are ardent advocates on their behalf." The organizations referred to by the report here, the "Communidades Eclesiais de Base" or "Catholic Base Communities", were founded by Catholic priests in the 1970's and guided by Marxist-influenced theological ideas that have since been condemned by Church authorities.
It was not only direct access to poor women and families that the UNFPA received from what it calls "selective Catholic collaboration," but public respectability. The report says, "For UNFPA, working with Pastoral lent a certain legitimacy to its efforts and facilitated its involvement with grass-roots communities."
The report brags about the success of using Catholic family aid organizations to spread contraception. "Although the emphasis was on birth spacing through natural methods, modern methods of contraception were also introduced. "Pastoral da Crianca" provided all of this information to their volunteers, who, in turn, conveyed it to their clients during home visits." Ruse writes that after the Pope's pastoral visit to Brazil in 2000, Pastoral da Crianca severed ties with the UNFPA.
The UNFPA strategy follows plans developed many years ago by International Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Sanger realized that one of the most effective methods of manipulating religious people to betray their moral principles was to recruit and train religious leaders to influence their denominations to accept depopulation producing practices such as explicit sex-ed, contraception and abortion.
Though it is true that sometimes it is lawful to tolerate a lesser moral evil in order to avoid a greater evil or in order to promote a greater good," it is never lawful, even for the gravest reasons, to do evil that good may come of it (18)in other words, to intend directly something which of its very nature contradicts the moral order, and which must therefore be judged unworthy of man, even though the intention is to protect or promote the welfare of an individual, of a family or of society in general.
Vatican document - Instruction on Respect for Human Life in Its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation.
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Please ping the troops!
"Catholics for Free Choice" and their related groups "Vegans for Hot Dogs" and "ELFs for Clear Cutting."
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so how do you shut down UNCFA? We will not pull out of the UN, so please only realistic suggestions...
uh ... okay
The subversive UN tactics that undermine the traditional values and institutions around the world make them the enemy of the people, born and unborn, not an advocate for human rights or freedom.
Are there too many people on this planet? Or just too many Christian people? We idiot westerners have allowed our minds be poisoned by the population control propaganda, and now risk being over run by a third world anti-civilization movement.
It gets soooo boring to have to tell the ratmedia over and over that Catholics for a Free Choice is NOT A CATHOLIC organization. The are atheistic morons that have no connection to the Catholic Church except an avowed hate for the Church and the intention to destroy it.
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We're changing history. We don't want kerry elected and we're doing something about it. We need "on the ground" people. Now is the time to step up.
I had access to certain documents in NY describing their approach (and getting foundation money for it) at least 8 years ago. I sent it to the diocesan offices and got a vague response, and never heard anything more, even though I tried several times to get in touch with the person I knew to be doing some research on this.
That is depressing to hear. When will we get some authentic Shepherds?
I don't know. I have been really happy to read about Bp. Sheridan in Colorado Springs - but on the other hand, Egan of New York appears to be lukewarm at best in his pro-life activity. He's a man who doesn't want to make waves.
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