THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
THE UNITED NATIONS ASSAULT ON FAMILY AND LIFE – 3
March 27, 2018
The Western nations, purveyors and promoters of licentiousness,
homosexuality and sexual deviancy, are all out to push their
diabolical agenda, especially in the developing world. They
have no real desire to help out the poorer nations, but only
look to what they can get from them, especially the wealth
of their natural resources. In the process they destroy the
culture and values of the people.
These Western nations must be called out, exposed, resisted
and hopefully thrown out of Africa. They are blood-sucking
barbarians, ideological colonizers and cultural imperialists.
They are a scourge to the peoples of the world. They are evil.
West is using ‘development’ in Africa as ‘trojan
horse’ for abortion
YORK, March 26, 2018 ( LifeSiteNews) – Western
countries that use “development assistance” as
an instrument to push abortion in poor African countries need
to be “called out,” a leading
Vatican official emphasized at the United Nations last week.
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent
Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, said such
development assistance is really a “Trojan Horse.”
“The development system should never be used as a Trojan
Horse to attack the cultural and religious values of developing
nations,” said Auza during the March 19 address.
Wealthy Western nations’
attempts to push condoms, contraception, and abortion on developing
nations as a condition for accepting financial assistance
is “development extortion” that
must be openly confronted, he said.
“We would never intend to criticize development assistance,”
Auza added, “but when it
becomes an instrument of imposition and control over poorer
peoples’ and nations’ ways of life and values
systems, we have to call it out.”
These problematic things and
associated sex education programs, along with inappropriate
visions of motherhood, marriage and family, are an “ideological
colonization” of poor nations, the Vatican’s
representative to the United Nations said. They are imposed
as conditions for development assistance “under the
euphemism of ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights.’”
“This process of ideological colonization needs to be
called out,” stated the Archbishop.
Archbishop Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of
the Holy See to the United Nations, was addressing an event
during the UN’s 62nd Session of the Commission on the
Status of Women (CSW62) last Monday.
Titled, “Promoting the Integral Development of Women
and Girls in Africa in the Era of Ideological Colonization,”
the March 19 event was co-sponsored by the Holy See Permanent
Observer to the UN, Campaign Life Coalition, Culture of Life
Africa and Human Life International.
The pro-life coalition and the Holy See addressed the global
abortion agenda with a panel of African women who offered
their personal experience with "ideological colonization"
through the imposition of abortion in Africa.
The Holy See statement and corresponding testimonies from
the group of African women conveyed an important message in
defense of the inherent dignity of human life to a United
Ideological colonization causes suffering
Archbishop Auza opened the event with the Holy See Statement,
speaking of how this ideological
colonization is “violating the deep, indigenous values
of African women and girls,” causing suffering, and
provoking constant legal battles and social divisions.
Auza recalled how Pope Francis, in his September 2015 address
before the UN General Assembly, drew attention to how the
need for development can be used at times, as Francis said,
“as a cover for all kinds of abuse and corruption, or
for carrying out an ideological colonization by the imposition
of anomalous models and lifestyles that are alien to peoples’
The pope has returned to the issue of ideological colonization
several times since that 2015 address, Auza said.
“Pope Francis has even called this type of development
extortion tantamount to a “world war … not with
weapons but with ideas,” the archbishop said.
The fact that the pope’s representative to the United
Nations communicated the pontiff’s view of ideological
colonization as a world war of ideas at the UN was significant,
Matthew Wojciechowski, Campaign Life Coalition’s director
of Global Policy & Advocacy, told LifeSiteNews.
When the Holy See presents at a UN event, Wojciechowski said,
very often there are those present in the audience who do
not share Catholic or pro-life values.
Archbishop Auza “really knocked it out of the park”
on Monday, he told LifeSiteNews, before some 350 in attendance.
The audience would have included UN delegates, staffers and
bureaucrats, representatives of NGOs and various experts in
the germane area of discussion.
The archbishop’s statement was really consistent with
what’s happening in the world with foreign aid to developing
countries, Wojciechowski said.
The subject of ideological colonization
– wealthy nations imposing activities in conflict with
the poorer nations’ values by holding foreign aid over
the poor countries’ heads – has
never been really addressed specifically in these terms at
the UN, Wojciechowski said.
“It was really good as an awareness-raising event,”
Auza described ideological colonization for the UN gathering,
as “the attempt of powerful and wealthy donors to compel
developing countries that were once militarily and economically
colonized to accept secularized practices with regard to human
sexuality, life, family and even basic anthropology, as a
condition for the reception of development assistance.”
Quoting Pope Francis, Auza stated:
Debatable notions of human rights have been advanced that
are at odds with the culture of many countries. The latter
feel that they are not respected in their social and cultural
traditions, and instead [are] neglected with regard to the
real needs they have to face. Somewhat
paradoxically, there is a risk that, in the very name of human
rights, we will see the rise of modern forms of ideological
colonization by the stronger and the wealthier, to the detriment
of the poorer and the most vulnerable.
Pope Francis has also spoken critically several times about
ideological colonization specifically in regard to marriage
Population control – instead of real assistance
Archbishop Auza detailed how the developing parts of Africa
and the more than $50-billion in annual aid they receive have
been the focal point for the swing toward ideological colonization
in recent decades.
There’s been a shift in
foreign aid budgets from development aid for education, health,
water supply, sanitation and other essential needs in favor
of population control programs in the last 20 years,
he said. And now more foreign aid money is given for population
control programs than for health, water supply, sanitation,
“No one has detailed this phenomenon better than those
who are enduring it,” Archbishop Auza told the UN gathering.
He quoted the Catholic bishops of Africa and Madagascar from
their 2015 Common Declaration about how some foreign governments
are trying to impose their values on African peoples as a
condition for receiving urgently needed health supplies, educational
investments, other forms of development assistance and basic
“Their language is strong and specific about how their
human dignity and so many of the rights enshrined in the Universal
Declaration are being bulldozed in order to receive the help
needed to lift their peoples out of poverty,” Auza said.
“Selfish and perverse
interests,” he stated, quoting the bishops, “are
imposing themselves on our continent with a speed that keeps
on accelerating, with unabated aggressiveness, in an ever
more organized and powerfully financed manner, introducing
individualism and hedonism, both of which are so foreign to
what we are and want to be, into our societies.”
“This [is] a terrifying resurgence of a colonialist
spirit,” Auza continued, “under the guise of the
appealing names of liberty, equality, rights, autonomy, democratization
'Condoms, contraception, sex-ed...safe abortion':
He continued in his statement drawing from the declaration
from the bishops of Africa and Madagascar:
“Condoms, contraceptives, sex education programs fabricated
elsewhere, … so-called ‘safe abortions,’
have become commodities that are more accessible to Africans
than the way of delivering integral development, of which
we have such a vital need. It can no longer be denied that
under the euphemism of ‘sexual and reproductive health
and rights,’ such programs are plainly imposed as a
condition for development assistance. Such is also the case
of the so-called ‘gender perspective,’ according
to which motherhood, the filial and nuptial identity of the
human being and the family based on marriage between a man
and a woman would be ‘discriminatory stereotypes.’”
It was here that Archbishop Auza stated that this ideological
colonization “needs to be called out.”
Obianuju Ekeocha, pro-life activist and founder of Culture
of Life Africa, told LifeSiteNews that “wealthy
western organizations have led campaigns in Africa in order
to push for ideological issues that are important to them.”
Ekeocha was among the panel participants for the UN event
centered on African women and girls.
“This is paternalism and an
insidious cultural imperialism that has as
its aim the eclipsing of cultural views and values that are
prevalent across the continent of Africa,” she said.
“This is ideological neo-colonialism.”
“The African people would be more empowered if development
projects are recipient-determined, with priority given to
issues that are considered to be urgent to the recipients
rather than the donors,” added Ekeocha. “This
would be a good start on the path to decolonization and real
freedom for African nations.”
It was particularly powerful for this message to be delivered
unfiltered at the UN by African women, Wojciechowski told
LifeSiteNews. The hope now is that it will serve to help change
hearts and minds, he said.
Wojciechowski said the message conveyed by Auza and the African
women in bold terms used by the pope will give UN observers
who want to support women and girls - but who also support
abortion, contraception and the other objectionable issues
- something to think about.
Watch Archbishop Auza’s delivery of his statement and
the panel discussion HERE.