Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Reconstructing society on ideological grounds

I referred last week (October 11th and October 14th) to a number of areas in which the UPR (Universal Periodic Review) Committee of the Human Rights Council draft report indicates that certain member states of the UN demanded that Ireland should change her laws.  
It is acknowledged that the representatives of Ireland stood fairly firm on the question of abortion, but it is disturbing to see that in other areas Ireland appears to be taking on board some of the other recommendations, inimical to family and life, put forward by member states.   One such area is that of homosexual unions.
It is interesting to see, and know, that Scottish bishops are speaking out against any redefinition of marriage.   The Scottish Catholic Observer reports as follows:

‘Two senior members of the Scottish hierarchy have added their voices this week to growing opposition to the Scottish Government’s plans to legalise same-sex “marriage” as the Church backed calls for a referendum on the issue.
‘Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow and Bishop Joseph Devine of Motherwell both released powerful statements condemning what the archbishop said was an attempt to “reconstruct society on ideological grounds.”
‘ “The Catholic Church, for one, will not accept it, and indeed will actively campaign against it,” Archbishop Conti said, encouraging Scotland’s Catholics to make their opposition known.
‘The Church also backed a call on Tuesday from former SNP leader Gordon Wilson for a national referendum on the issue of same-sex “marriage.” '