United Nations groups on Tuesday hosted a presentation by scholars who are trying to undermine Church teaching on sexuality and Humanae Vitae. A much larger group of Catholic scholars immediately responded. The dissident Wijngaards Institute released a statement with the presentation at the UN, […]
“My Delegation believes that the more religion is manipulated to justify acts of terror and violence, the more religious leaders must be engaged in the overall effort to defeat the terrorism that hijacks it”
These weapons do not protect us against attacks and terrorism of all kinds perpetrated by people using rudimentary methods, but ready to sacrifice their lives … The real fight is the one which will restore justice, respect for human rights, respect for minorities’ rights, political participation and integral development.
“My delegation is fully aware of the legal and other complexities of migration, especially in cases of massive forced exodus or displacements due to conflicts or catastrophes. Over and above all other considerations, however, it is necessary always to see the human face of migration, to recognize the migrant as a fellow human being, endowed with the same human dignity and rights as we are”
“Flooding the region with more and more destructive weapons will not end the conflicts. Instead of arms and munitions, the international community needs to imbue the region with more courageous, impartial and persevering negotiations and mediations”
“While agreeing with most of the goals and targets enumerated in the Agenda, the Holy See, in conformity with its nature and particular mission, wishes to make the following reservations on some of the concepts used therein.”