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Saturday, 8 February 2014

The Catholic Church's decades long delusion about the UN is shattered

It may well do us good to recall the address given by Pope Paul VI on October 4th, 1965 before the United Nations. This foolish, delusional approach to the world body, has fed the Catholic belief that somehow the Church can positively influence this body. I think that as of February 5th, hopefully, most Catholics will realize that the UN, in its official positions, is an open enemy of Christ and His Church. May the scales fall from our eyes. It waits to be seen if leading churchmen continue with the delusion, or, awaken. 

Our message is meant to be, first of all, a moral and solemn ratification of this lofty institution. This message comes from Our historical experience. It is as an "expert in humanity" that We bring to this Organization the suffrage of Our recent Predecessors, that of the entire Catholic Episcopate, and Our own, convinced as We are that this Organization represents the obligatory path of modern civilization and of world peace...

...The peoples of the earth turn to the United Nations as the last hope of concord and peace. We presume to present here, together with Our own, their tribute to honour and of hope... 


...This is the finest aspect of the United Nations; it is its most truly human aspect; it is the ideal that mankind dreams of on its pilgrimage through time; it is the world's greatest hope; it is, We presume to say, the reflection of the loving and transcendent design of God for the progress of the human family on earth a reflection in which We see the heavenly message of the Gospel. Here indeed We seem to hear the echo of the voice of Our Predecessors, and particularly of Pope John XXIII, whose message of "Pacem in Terris" received so honourable and significant a response among you. You proclaim here the fundamental rights and duties of man, his dignity, his freedom and above all his religious freedom. We feel that you thus interpret the highest sphere of human wisdom and, We would almost say, its sacred character. For you deal here above all with human life, and human life is sacred; no one may dare make an attempt upon it. Respect for life, even with regard to the great problem of the birth rate, must find here in your Assembly its highest affirmation and its most rational defence. Your task is to ensure that there is enough bread on the tables of mankind, and not to encourage an artificial control of births, which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life. It is not enough, however, to feed the hungry; it is necessary also to assure to each man a life that befits his dignity. This, too, you strive to achieve. Is this not the fulfillment before Our very eyes, and through your efforts, of that prophetic utterances applicable to your Institution: "They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruninghooks" (Is. 2:4). Are you not using the prodigious energies of the earth and the magnificent inventions of science, no longer as instruments of death, but as tools of life for the new era of humanity? ... All this is magnificent and merits everyone's praise and support, including Our own. We, too, would set an example, even though the smallness of Our means may hinder an awareness of its practical implication: We intend to give Our charitable institutions a new development in order to combat the hunger of the world and to meet its principle needs. It is thus, and in no other way, that peace can be built. One more word, Gentlemen, one last word: this edifice which you are constructing does not rest upon merely material and earthly foundations, for if so, it would be a house built upon sand; it rests above all on our own consciences. The hour has indeed struck for "conversion," for personal transformation, for interior renewal. We must get used to thinking of man in a new way; and of men's life in common in a new way; in a new way, too, of the paths of history and the destiny of the world, in accordance with the words of Saint Paul, to "put on the new man, which has been created according to God in justice and holiness of truth" (Eph. 4:23).

Tragic, absolutely tragic. No conversion, no new man.... 

1 comment:

Lawrence and Susan Fox said...

One has to see that there was hope for a better organization when the United Nations was created. The Catholic Church -- perhaps more than any other body -- has understood the travesty the UN has become for some time. It used to be the Vatican and Egypt and a few South American countries that stood up to the abortion bullies at the UN, but lately it's been only the Vatican, standing firm against the forces that want to declare an international right to abortion. The Vatican is the little boy with his finger in the dike. If he pulls it out (or if he is forcibly removed from the dike) -- a terrible flood will ensue. Abortion is murder. Abortion is "Might Makes Right." Once that principle -- a recognized international right to abortion -- is enshrined into international law then we are ripe for mass murder, the likes of which will make the Nazis, the Khmer Rouge, Mao Tse Tung and Stalin look like pussy cats. Maybe only Margaret Sanger could identify with the scope of the evil that will be unleashed. For Stalin killed his millions, but Sanger killed her billions. Pope John Paul II in his book "Memory and Identity" had a very interesting slant on history with respect to John's Gospel. "I am the vine and you are the branches." The pope reflected that when the Enlightenment formally shut God out of the picture, they set the stage for Napoleon and atrocities like the Nazi holocaust. Europe's refusal to recognize their Christian roots in the EU constitution is another slap in the Face of God coming from that Enlightenment thinking. In the Enlightenment, men said we are no longer the branches. And they withered and died. Whether the UN is a joke or not, if such an international body choses to declare abortion a formal right, they will be severing any tie they have to God with dreadful consequences for mankind. Unfortunately, dead branches are very destructive in the short term. We need to pray and sacrifice to get rid of this demon. God bless you. Susan Fox www.christsfaithfulwitness.com