Veil of Innocence
A coalition of parents, priests, religious, and educators safeguarding the
innocence of children and the teachings of the Catholic Faith.
- Declaration -
Pope John Paul II proclaimed
January 20, 1994
In a particular way, lay believers, men and women, are called to testify to Christian family life and defend the values of this primordial cell of society against the threats of today.1
All attempts to describe the sexual act fail to transmit essential content: all descriptions, drawings, photographs become pornography, since they cannot render the great interior dimension but show only one dimension, thereby degrading this sublime act. . . . It is mystery, and that is precisely what the children must be told: these matters are so great that they are indescribable...silence in sexual matters . . . may give more real wisdom than irresponsible talking.2
The parents’ vocation in the education of their children through marital grace is indeed original and primary with regard to the educational role of others on account of the uniqueness of the loving relationship between parents and children: and it is irreplaceable and inalienable, and therefore incapable of being entirely delegated to others or usurped by others.3
Parents, together with our priests, religious, and educators, recognize a current threat to the family. It is the phenomenon of classroom Sex Education in private and public schools.
Knowing full well that every public disclosure of sex is an intrusion into the private life of the child, we come together to affirm we will not accept classroom sex education.
By agreeing to sign the Veil Declaration:
You recognize the Holy Father's teachings.You witness agreement with the Declaration's content, and earnestly seek to join the growing number of people who recognize the essential harm inflicted on children through classroom Sex Education.
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1 Abbey St. Joseph de Clairval, Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, France. Newsletter, June 11, 1995.
2 Church and Human Sexuality, November 1985, Linacre Quarterly;
Dr.Wanda Poltawska (Pontifical Council For the Family, Rome).
3 Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, Art. 36, 1981, Rome.
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