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Special Report!
UN-Silent Spring

A series of events this year brought ominous news of the burgeoning push for ideological feminist and related agendas, at a time when the Catholic Church's counter-influence in the United States was collapsing during six-months of sex scandals and cover-ups. The following timeline summarizes main events in the simultaneous advances of coercive measures that conflict with essential Church teaching on the intrinsic value of human life, the central and irreplaceable role of the family in society, and the value and dignity of women, especially as mothers, teachers and care-givers.

April 1-5, 2002 - The United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD) meeting is held this week in New York. Issues surrounding reproductive rights and reproductive health, including HIV/AIDS, are debated. The 35th session of the Commission on Population and Development will also deliberate on the follow-up actions to the recommendations of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. The HIV/AIDS issue is presented as a matter of "women's rights".

June 3-21, 2002 - United Nations Women's Anti-discrimination Committee (Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) holds 27th UN Session on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at UN Headquarters in New York. The Committee hears reports on progress with implementing CEDAW from various nations that have adopted it.

June 5, 2002 - US Government urged to reconsider its non-ratification of CEDAW.

June 13-15, 2002 - US bishops meet in Dallas, focus entirely on recent pederasty scandals. About 750 media attend. Bishops adopt a "Charter" of procedures for dealing with cases of clerical pederasty, including "zero-tolerance" of priests who have ever sexually abused minors.

June 18, 2002 - Women's Caucus for Gender Justice distributes announcement of a Job opening for Executive Director on the internet.

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