Verstoß gegen Lehre: Bischöfe boykottieren Europäische Frauenrechts-Konvention | CatholicHerald
Verstoß gegen Lehre:
Bischöfe boykottieren Europäische Frauenrechts-Konvention
Polish bishops urge legislators not to ratify European pact on violence against women | CatholicHerald.co.uk.
Polish Catholic leaders urged legislators not to ratify an international convention combating violence against women, claiming some of its clauses violate Catholic teaching.
The Family Affairs Council of the Polish bishops’ conference said: “This convention is not directed at countering violence, as its title suggests, but at imposing an ideological cultural revolution. It seeks to redefine sex as an alterable social phenomenon, rather than a biological one, and to blame the foundational communities of marriage and family for all violence.”
The statement was issued on October 2 as Polish members of Parliament prepared to debate ratification of the Council of Europe’s “Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence.”
It said the Catholic Church believed “violence against women, children, the aged and handicapped, and against men” was “a social phenomenon demanding counter-action in many fields, beginning with education.”
However, it added that the 2011 convention, signed in December 2012 by Poland’s government, treated marriage and family “as a threat” and obligated states to bring up children in line with “nonstereotyped sex roles,” ignoring the views of parents and the church. …….