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Mar 4, 2014

The Church versus the National Women’s Commission

This afternoon, the Roman Catholic Church sent out an unprecedented release signed by no less than the Bishop of Belize City and Belmopan Dorick Wright. The Catholic Church is taking on the National Women’s Commission and its rally for twenty-thousand women to be held by on Thursday.  We note that the rally is being heavily promoted along with the Commission by the Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis Barrow. The church has been at odds with the commission since the introduction of the Revised Gender Policy in 2013 and the statement today reaffirms their position that the policy is contrary to church doctrine. In its statement today, the Bishop says the church does not endorse the rally because it fails to address the supporting role of men in society.  The letter acknowledges the effort to condemn all forms of violence, aggression and disrespect of women; however, the church believes that the commission promotes values that contradict Christian and moral teachings pertaining to respect for all human life, family, marriage and human sexuality as ordered by God.  According to the Catholic Church, it is not of the opinion that the good of women can be enhanced by advocacy which promotes abortion and the alleged rights of men and women and same-sex relationships.  The church, while supporting the cause of women and womanhood, will not be swayed into accepting or promoting any advocacy groups which teach or advocate violence against the unborn or any disordered sexual activity which contravenes the teachings of the Church. 

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7 Responses for “The Church versus the National Women’s Commission”

  1. UnderstandRespectHelp says:

    This is what the church should be doing regarding this matter:

  2. Ixchel Pop says:

    What a load of crap Drrick Wright. You are soooo off the page of the good pope now in office…..

  3. mans says:

    Finally the Catholic Church is stepping out… they have been so silent in many matter of national interest. I am glad that they are making a stand in the interest of many. I am against the march or rally simply that it just separate the family values as a united front rather it portray women as marginalize… which is not true. Women do not want to be leaders, its simply they need to do thing that the system provide to be a leaders. simply as that.

  4. Lord LOL says:

    I am with the church. It is sad the women’s commission here in Belize are being told from foreign interest to pass, encourage and support anti societal policies here in the Jewel.

    I am curious to know, since the inception of this commission, has women’s and to an extent Belizean’s standard of living improved?

    GOB should open up a men’s department, after all its equality right?

  5. Jesusdisciple says:

    Thank you God , standards will be ridiculed but standards must be kept. We stand as a church , no compromising the truth….. persecute away, but it doesn’t change two man or two woman can never procreate. Don sey it!!!

  6. Timber says:

    I totally agree with the Church. Finally it is starting to stand up for something after keeping silent all these years. It’s not I’m against the women’s rally. Yes, we give credence and kudos to our women, especially the single parents. However, look who’s backing it; i.e. the groups. This is the Church’s stand. More and more homosexuality and lesbianism are being accepted in Belize. I was in the club at Princess this past November and December and I was appalled at these little girls, barely in their twenties, who were drinking and kissing and rubbing on each other. Belize, be careful! Remember Haiti. God has spared us for a long time. I read in another caption Ann Marie’s comments on the Church’s stand and so-called intimidation of the R.C. schools. All of a sudden she knows that the R.C. schools don’t trump Ministry of Education. Two months from now, when Ministry of Education does something that will adversely affect her and those around her, she will be blasting them. I’ve know Ann Marie quite a few years now and she’s just another opportunist waiting in the wings trying to put herself in the public spotlight for that ultimate goal. Didn’t she try to run for politics before? I can’t keep up at times with everything visiting back and forth. You wonder the true motive of a lot of these people.

  7. Mario Benitez says:

    So things are finally catching up with the church that now finally open its mouth to speak, but at what price when all these movements of all genders have already taken root over this soil?
    God will not spare no one whether you are in the church or outside the church, judgement will come and I hope it does not come while we are falling asleep.
    I love my mama, I love my wife and my daughters and they have a good life here in this country, it is hard of course but we don’t find happiness in what we have or cry because of the things we don’t have.
    I cannot imagine a Belize without women, it cannot register in my brain, no it doesn’t!

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