I don’t like the UN. They push an evil agenda and they are an accomplice also for the Obama Administration’s evil agenda.
The UN is also now on my bullies list.
From IOL though it seems to be from always Catholic-friendly Reuters:
GENEVA – A United Nations human rights panel has posed a list of tough questions [Watch the language: rather than say "invasive" or "aggressive" the writer seeks to make the UN sound concerned and responsible. Just picture a UN rep putting these questions to the rep from the Holy See. She has a little concerned frown as she reviews her notes.] to the Vatican about child abuse by Catholic priests, a potential embarrassment for Pope Francis a few months into his papacy. [Like a school yard bully does when a new kid comes to the school?]
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) asked for “detailed information on all cases of child sexual abuse committed by members of the clergy, brothers or nuns” since the Holy See last reported to it some 15 years ago, and set Nov. 1 as a deadline for a reply. [Oooo! The Holy See might respond: "That's the feast of All Saints. We'll be busy that day."]
The request [not to say "demand"] was included in a “list of issues”, ["issues" is such a thoughtful word. You can tell by "issues" that ever point was deeply studied, perhaps even by a committee! Of experts!] posted on the CRC’s website, to be taken up when the Vatican appears before it [They had better have a really big room if "the Vatican" is coming. Moreover, "appears before it". Sounds pretty pretty, no? As if this panel of the big ol' UN has anything really to do with anything.] next January to report on the Church’s performance under the 1990 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. [And here we open another can of worms. When some entity like the UN starts talking about "rights", your antennae and sirens should be twirling. The UN, in UNese, has a different understanding of the word "rights". ]
It will be the first time the Holy See has been publicly questioned by an international panel [Oooo. And you the reader are supposed to be saying "The FIRST TIME?!? That's outrageous! They should be accountable. To the UN!] over the child abuse scandal which severely damaged the standing of the Roman Catholic Church in many countries around the world. [And now, you see, the "the Vatican" needs the UN to rebuild its damaged status. And the school yard bully extracts the smaller kids lunch money.]
[Watch this bait and switch...] The CRC has no enforcement powers, but [they are nobody ... BUT...] a negative report after the hearing would be a blow to the Church whose leader, Pope Francis, is striving to put a number of scandals behind him since succeeding Benedict XVI who resigned in February. [And clearly the scandals are the fault of BENEDICT who, as you will recall, during his speech to the UN explained what "human rights" really means.]
By issuing its questions, [with a little frown of enlightened concern] the Geneva-based CRC brushed aside a Vatican warning that it might pull out of the Convention on the Rights of the Child if pushed too hard on the issue. [That's what bullies do. They brush aside their victim's protest. I had an image of Voldemort not even bothering to raise his wand as poor Harry tried to zap him. He just slaps it away with a contemptuous wave of his hand. Or, maybe you don't like Harry. How about the Witchking's contempt for Eowyn?]
In a report of its own in late 2011, posted on the UN website last October, the Holy See reminded the CRC of reservations on legal jurisdiction and other issues it made when it signed the global pact. [But the UN's CRC is feeling its oats, ain't it? They will press and press and press and invade just as far as they are permitted.]
It said any new “interpretation” would give it grounds “for terminating or withdrawing” from the treaty.
In its request for information, [and now its just a benign "request for information"... so reasonable... so concerned... [insert Clintonian lip-bite] because its “for the children!”] the CRC asked how the Vatican was ensuring that abuser priests have no more contact with children and what instructions it has issued to ensure that cases known to the Church are reported to the police. [CRC! Defender of children... those who aren't either aborted or contracepted out of life through a UN driven program, that is.]
In several countries, including the United States and Ireland, the Church has been accused of simply moving suspect priests from one diocese to another, and of handling cases secretly. [Sly, no? "Moving priests" WHEN? In the last decade?]
The committee also asked if the Church had investigated the Magdalene Laundries run by nuns in Ireland over several decades until they were closed in 1996, where former female inmates say they were treated as slaves. [Ho ho! Who ran those "laundries"? The Good Shepherd SISTERS.]
There was no immediate comment from the Vatican on Wednesday.
Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of Britain’s National Secular Society who gave evidence to the committee in June, said he hoped for a new line from Pope Francis. [What exactly did Keith Porteous Wood give evidence about? Abuse of children by secularists? Let's think about this. Let's imagine stats for different groups who abuse children: priests v people who don't believe in God.]
“He has expressed the Catholic Church’s determination to act decisively against pedophiles,” said Wood. “This gives room for optimism that these issues will at last be tackled. [At last? But here is the take away message:]His papacy will be judged on his success in doing so.” – Reuters
I don’t like bullies.