Prelude to a Persecution?

On Wednesday morning the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child published its Concluding Observations concerning the Catholic Church’s treatment of children. In this widely-denounced document (see HLI’s statement here), the Committee chastises the Church for supposedly ignoring or refusing the rights of children. It called for the Church to amend Canon Law, . . . Read more

UN Committee Requests Changes in Catholic Moral Teaching

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2014 – CONTACT: Adam Cassandra 540-622-5230 – acassandra@hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia –The “Concluding Observations” on the report of the Holy See released Wednesday by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child are a flagrant and egregious attack on the religious freedom of the Catholic Church, her right . . . Read more

The Growing Threat of International Treaties

Although the lofty treaties, speeches and other goings-on at the United Nations often seem irrelevant to parents with busy lives, it is increasingly important that we pay attention to some troubling developments that could gravely effect the lives of all U.S. citizens. UN-generated treaties, resolutions and position papers tend to be written in a language . . . Read more

Parents are the Solution, Not the Problem

(Zenit.org) In days gone by, government policies and state institutions deferred to parents as the ultimate authority on what was best for their children. In recent years, however, parents’ concerns are increasingly downplayed as government bureaucrats’, teachers’, and health care providers’ roles have expanded. Those whose “expertise” seems to be invoked more and more, often . . . Read more

The UN’s Attempt to Sideline Parents of the Disabled

(Zenit.org) – The title of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) suggests compassion and respect for the dignity of the disabled. Yet the specifics of this treaty with the felicitous sounding name carry the potential for sinister consequences. The most worrisome aspect of the CRPD is its failure to . . . Read more