Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of May 6, 2002
CWL targets billboard ads
Radio station's ads offensive, group says
By RENATO GANDIA
"We will also write to the advertising standards and commend them on having those billboards removed."
- Dorothy Johansen
"Our kids look at these (billboards) and think nothing of (them). I think they become so immune to this kind of culture."
The league passed two other resolutions to be forwarded to the provincial council.
One called for priests who have committed sexual abuse not be placed in a situation where further temptation may occur. The league also called on the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to develop and implement a policy regarding sexual abuse by clergy.
A third resolution concerns Christian freedom being at risk in Canada.
Pam de Luca, of St. Thomas More Council strongly supports the third resolution.
"The most important thing for us to do is to continue to be witnesses of God, to be witnesses of Christ in the world, to make sure that Christian values are in the forefront."
Other religious beliefs are not given any restrictions in public celebrations, while Christianity has been restricted, de Luca said.
"You cannot mention Christ or God in public memorial celebrations. New Testament readings are definitely not acceptable. It has to be very generic. For me personally, it is something that has to be overcome as a Christian country."
Johansen told the WCR, "It was not too difficult to pass these resolutions because of the discussion on the issues a day before. We had a time to actually talk about them."
Representatives of the archdiocese are preparing to push the other two resolutions to the provincial council, which will convene May 30-June 2 in Morinville.
During the convention, talks on issues in First Nations' education and spirituality were held between their business meetings.
The women also awarded the Doreen Melton Scholarship to seminarian Tim Strauss and prizes for their poster and essay writing contest were distributed.
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