Monday, July 22, 2019

Notes: Tuesday, February 5-Monday, July 22, 2019 (part 3 of 3)

7. The latest bioethical offences from Australia's political duopoly

7.1 A Labor Federal Government would work to increase access to contraception and abortion, most notably by ensuring that "Commonwealth-State hospital funding agreements will expect that termination services will be provided consistently in public hospitals."

See the Media Release "LABOR’S PLAN TO SUPPORT WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS", Wednesday, March 6, 2019, issued jointly by The Hon. Tanya Plibersek M.P. (at the time, Deputy Leader of H.M.A. Opposition and its Shadow Minister for Education and Training and for Women) and The Hon. Catherine King M.P. (at the time, Federal Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare) and available at their respective websites:

http://www.tanyaplibersek.com/media_release_labor_s_plan_to_support_women_s_reproductive_rights_wednesday_6_march_2019

https://www.catherineking.com.au/2019/03/05/labors-plan-to-support-womens-reproductive-rights/

Labels: A.L., abortion, contraception

7.2 "Women will have greater choice around IVF services with the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government providing up to a $500 rebate for pre-IVF fertility testing and greater access to lower cost treatments", whereby "the NSW Government will provide lower cost IVF treatments for around 6000 women through services at Royal Prince Alfred, The Royal Hospital for Women and Westmead hospitals"; and there will be "a partnership with UNSW for the first statewide fertility preservation service for young cancer patients at The Royal Hospital for Women."

Those quotations come from the press release "MAKING IVF MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR WOMEN", Saturday, March 9, 2019, downloaded from the website of The Liberal Party of Australia's New South Wales Division:

https://nsw.liberal.org.au/candidates/gladys-berejiklian/news/articles/MAKING-IVF-MORE-ACCESSIBLE-FOR-WOMEN

Labels: I.V.F., L.P.A., Nationals

8. St. Thomas Aquinas against the doctrines of original liberty and original equality

See note 92 at the end of the article "The Corporate Idea and the Body Politic in the Middle Ages", by Anton-Hermann Chroust, in The Review of Politics, Vol. 9, Issue No. 4, October 1947, pp. 423-452:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/review-of-politics/article/corporate-idea-and-the-body-politic-in-the-middle-ages/0B226F3CF3CB5272E74E7655C48EE5D2

This is the relevant section of that note:
Compare St. Aquinas, Thomas, Summa Theologica I, quaest. 96, art. 3 Google Scholar: “We must of necessity admit that in the primitive state there would have been some inequality.…” See ibid, quaest. 96, art. 4: “… a man is the master of a free subject, by directing him either towards his proper welfare, or the common good. Such a type of mastership would have existed in the state of innocence between man and man, for two reasons: first, because man is by nature a social being, and thus in the state of innocence he would have led a social life. Now a social life cannot exist among a number of people unless under the direction of one to look after the common welfare; for many, as such, seek many things, whereas one attends only to one.…” See also Summa contra Ceniiles[ sic] III, 81
[italics, bold type, and hyperlinks in the original, my square-bracketed interpolation]
Labels: Democratism, liberalism, morals, politics, St. Thomas Aquinas

9. Dr. Gosbell on ancient Christian (and pagan) attitudes to abortion and infanticide

See the A.B.C. Religion and Ethics article ""As long as it's healthy": What can we learn from early Christianity's resistance to infanticide and exposure?", by Dr. Louise Gosbell, Wednesday, March 13, 2019:

Warning: That article is headed by a picture which could scandalise some readers:

https://www.abc.net.au/religion/early-christianitys-resistance-to-infanticide-and-exposure/10898016

Labels: abortion, Fathers, infanticide, morals

10. 24% of mothers in couple families in Australia were unwaged in 2016, down from 32% in 1991.

My immediate source for the information in that headline is Figure 2 of the Australian Institute of Family Studies research summary "Fathers and work: A statistical overview", by Dr. Jennifer Baxter, May 2019:

https://aifs.gov.au/aifs-conference/fathers-and-work

(The ultimate source is the Australian Population Census customised reports, 1991–2016, according to Figure 2's caption.)

Labels: demography, family, social trends, work

11. On the morning of the 26. ult., The Duke of Cambridge "officially opened the Albert Kennedy Trust new Services Centre" in London.

See the Court Circular of that date. According to akt's "our history" webpage, akt is the "world’s first ever service for homeless LGBT youth":

https://www.akt.org.uk/our-history

and according to its "duke of cambridge visits akt" webpage, that official opening involved "the first visit to a lgbtq+ youth charity by a member of the royal family":

https://www.akt.org.uk/news/duke-of-cambridge-visits-akt

Labels: G.L.B.T., William Cambridge

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, Penitent, A.D. 2019

Notes: Tuesday, February 5-Monday, July 22, 2019 (part 2 of 3)

5.2 An interesting survey, found in an unexpected place, of some Papal and Patristic opinions on political theory, including Church-State relations

S.v. "The papal theory", art. "Papal Arbitration", The Catholic Encyclopedia:

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11452a.htm

Labels: Church and State, Confessional State, law, morals, politics, Social Reign of Christ

5.3 Dr. Chambers on, among other things, prescription ('thorough settlement') as a title to sovereignty

See the doctoral thesis Conscience and allegiance : an investigation into the controversy over Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy during the Reign of William III and William II, 1689 - 1702, by Dr. Jeffrey Alexander John Chambers, Dublin, Ireland, 2016, available at Trinity College, Dublin's Trinity's Access to Research Archive website:

http://www.tara.tcd.ie/handle/2262/82900

Or go straight hither:

http://www.tara.tcd.ie/bitstream/handle/2262/82900/Chambers%2c%20Jeffrey_Phd%20History%20TCD%202016%20Conscience%20%26%20Allegiance.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Labels: morals, politics

5.4 Prof. Burgess on the difference between regalism and absolutism

See the article "The Divine Right of Kings Reconsidered", by Glenn Burgess, in The English Historical Review, Vol. CVII, Issue No. CCCCXXV, October 1992, pp 837–861, available at that journal's website:

https://academic.oup.com/ehr/article/CVII/CCCCXXV/837/521648

Or go straight hither:

https://academic.oup.com/ehr/article-pdf/CVII/CCCCXXV/837/9783615/837.pdf

Labels: morals, politics, regalism

5.5 "… The politician must be in the midst of his people and collaborate in this way or another to make the sovereign people the protagonist of their history."

The quotation, excluding my ellipsis symbol, in that headline is attributed, after translation, to H.H. The Pope in The Holy See Press Office Bulletin item "Audience with a Group of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, 04.03.2019":

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2019/03/04/190304e.html

The original Spanish of that quotation ("… El político está en medio de su pueblo y colabora con este medio u otros a que el pueblo que es soberano sea el protagonista de su historia.") is available, with the rest of the Papal address whence its untranslated version was extracted, in the Italian version of that Bulletin item, "Udienza ad un Gruppo della Pontificia Commissione per l’America Latina, 04.03.2019":

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2019/03/04/0184/00374.html

The original Spanish and translated English texts of the Papal address in question are also available via the following two links, respectively:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/es/speeches/2019/march/documents/papa-francesco_20190304_pontcommissione-americalatina.html

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2019/march/documents/papa-francesco_20190304_pontcommissione-americalatina.html

Labels: Democratism, Francis Bergoglio, morals, politics

5.6 Dr. Balmez (or Balmes) on the origin of, justification for, and mode of transmission of political authority

See CC. XLIX ("THE ORIGIN OF SOCIETY, ACCORDING TO CATHOLIC THEOLOGIANS."), L ("OF DIVINE LAW, ACCORDING TO CATHOLIC DOCTORS."), and LI ("THE TRANSMISSION OF POWER, ACCORDING TO CATHOLIC DOCTORS."), pp. 238-259 (267-88 in the document reader), Protestantism and Catholicity Compared in Their Effects on the Civilisation of Europe., by The Rev. J. (for Jaime) Balmez, translated, from M. Blanche's French translation of the original Spanish, by C. J. Hanford and R. (for Robert) Kershaw, published, or at least printed, by Robson, Levey, and Franklyn, London, 1849, downloaded from Search Oxford Libraries Online:

http://dbooks.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/books/PDFs/590051082.pdf

Also available at Google Books:

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=IEoEAAAAQAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Labels: Democratism, morals, politics, regalism, St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Thomas Aquinas

5.7 Mr. Anderson on Filmer's Patriarcha

See the magisterial thesis Sir Robert Filmer’s Patriarcha: Royalist Propaganda, by Kurtis G. (for George) Anderson, available for download from Emory University's Electronic Theses and Dissertations website:

https://etd.library.emory.edu/concern/etds/d217qq34d?locale=en

Labels: morals, politics, regalism

6. Fr. Parsons on two opposing concepts of political liberty and on their respective relationships to authority

S.v. "DEMOCRATIC LIBERTY" and "LIBERTY AND AUTHORITY", art. "The Theory and Origins of Democracy", by The Rev. Fr. Wilfrid Parsons S.J. (then-Professor of Political Science at The Catholic University of America), p. 11, The Advocate (Melbourne), Vol. LXXIX, No. 4740, Wednesday, June 5, 1946:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/172227845

Labels: Democratism, liberalism, morals, politics

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, Penitent, A.D. 2019

Notes: Tuesday, February 5-Monday, July 22, 2019 (part 1 of 3)

1. The latest changes to this blog's sidebar

Immediately before posting this part of this issue of "Notes", I removed from this blog's sidebar the links to What's Up With Francis-Church? (because it's no longer being updated) and to "Sources for the Syllabus of Errors" and the respective websites of The Archdiocese of Sydney, The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and The Diocese of Wollongong (because I never or hardly ever use them, nor can see any other good enough reason to keep them), and moved the remaining links to the "Miscellaneous links" section from the "Magisterium" or "Bishops and (Local) Churches of Australia and the world" sections (hence I deleted those sections). I then added links to the revived Bernard Gaynor blog and to The University of Birmingham's The Philological Museum. (When I first saw that Mr. Gaynor had resumed blogging, I think that the most recent post at his blog was "Anzac Day dawn service march too dangerous for female CO" ("Posted By Bernard Gaynor on Friday, April 12, 2019 4:07 pm"); the last post before his blog went into hiatus seemed to have been "Vale Larry Pickering" ("Posted By Bernard Gaynor on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 7:31 pm"), and his first post after that hiatus was apparently "By George, it’s unbelievable" ("Posted By Bernard Gaynor on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:12 pm").)

But I don't think that there's any need for me to mention such changes in future. If you want to know how, when, or why I make future alterations to the sidebar, please feel free to ask me.

Labels: blogs

2. Prof. Schofield on two points of Plato's political philosophy:

2.1 Rule of law vs. rule of men:
The companion dialogue Politicus or Statesman addresses more squarely than Republic did the practical as distinct from the theoretical knowledge of the ideal statesman. Its contribution to this topic consists of three major claims. First is the rejection of the sovereignty of law. Plato has nothing against law as a convenient but imprecise rule of thumb in the hands of an expert statesman, provided it does not prevent him using his expertise. Making law sovereign, on the other hand, would be like preferring strict adherence to a handbook of navigation or a medical textbook to the judgment of the expert seafarer or doctor. If you have no such expert available, a constitution based on adherence to law is better than lawlessness, but that is not saying much. What law cannot do that expert rulers can and must is judge the kairos: discern the right and the wrong ’moment’ to undertake a great enterprise of state. …
[hyperlinks and italics in the original, my ellipsis symbol,
§ "16. Later dialogues", art. "Plato (427–347 BC)" (version 1), by Emeritus Prof. Malcolm Schofield, The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online:
https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/plato-427-347-bc/v-1/sections/later-dialogues]
Labels: morals, Plato, politics

2.2 The essential function of authority:
Statesman makes the statesman a sort of weaver. There are two strands to the analogy. First, like weaving statesmanship calls upon many subordinate skills. Its job is not to be doing things itself, but to control all the subordinate functions of government, and by its concern for the laws and every other aspect of the city weave all together. …
[hyperlink in the original, my ellipsis symbols,
ibid.]
Labels: morals, Plato, politics

3. Lady Mary Peters and Lord Salisbury have joined The Order of the Garter

H.M. The Queen has appointed Lady Mary Peters L.G. C.H. D.B.E. a Lady Companion of The Order of the Garter and The Most Hon. The (7.) Marquess of Salisbury K.G. K.C.V.O. P.C. D.L. a Knight Companion of the same Order, according to the Press Release "New appointments to the Order of the Garter announced", February 27, 2019:

https://www.royal.uk/new-appointments-order-garter-announced

(That date is presumably the effective date for the appointments in question, judging by usual practice and by this Tweet ("3:43 AM - 27 Feb 2019") from the Twitter account "The Royal Family" (@RoyalFamily), which says that "Two new appointments have been made to the Order of the Garter today.", and names the aforementioned appointees:

https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1100723225527492610

Unusually, that date seems to be both the effective date and the nominal date for those appointments; see Notice No. 3316805, February 27, 2019, Notice Type "State", Sub-Type "Honours and Awards" (Notice Code: 1105), The London Gazette, Issue No. 62703 (printed on July 5, 2019, containing all notices published online the previous day), p. 11956:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3316805

(A digital version of the full text of p. 11956 is available here:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62703/page/11956

and a digital version of the full text of Issue No. 62703 is available here, with p. 11956 being p. 2 in your document reader:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62703)

I say "unusually" because Gazette items promulgating new Garter Knight or Lady appointments which (appointments) are effective from dates other than April 23 usually describe the appointments as 'to be dated' April 23; that happened mostly recently in 2016, ’13, ’11, ’08, and ’05, judging by the results of searching "To be dated" and "Order of the Garter" and "Companion" together at that gazette's website.)

That Press Release says that Lady Mary
(born 6 July 1939) served as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast between 2009 and 2014. In the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, Dame Mary won the Gold Medal in the pentathlon. In 1975, she established The Mary Peters Trust to support talented young sportsmen and women across Northern Ireland.
while His Lordship
(born 30 September 1946) is a former Leader of the House of Lords. Lord Salisbury is a Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, and was Chairman of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation, which organised the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in 2012. Lord Salisbury is also Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire.
It also mentions that its "announcement brings the number of Companions to twenty-three (out of a maximum of twenty-four)." See item 7.2.1 of part 2 of my previous issue of "Notes" for the names of the other twenty-one Companions in question, as well as those of the current Royal-Family and Stranger ones (minus one from the latter category—see the end of this item), and the accuracy, as of Garter Day this year, of the names in the first two categories can be confirmed by comparing my lists to the lists in the Court Circular for the 17. ult. (The only absentees other than Stranger Knights or Ladies this year were Lords Ashburton and Inge and T.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of Cambridge, but Their Lordships are, judging by Wikipedia, still alive, and so are Their Royal Highnesses, of course.)

According to that issue of the Court Circular, this year's Garter Day activities consisted of
  • a Chapter of the Order held by Her Majesty, accompanied by all the Royal-Family Garter Knights and Ladies except T.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of Cambridge and with, among others, H.M. The King of Spain, H.M. The King of The Netherlands, and all the other Garter Knights and Ladies present except Lords Ashburton and Inge and the other Stranger Knights and Ladies, in the Throne Room, Windsor Castle, during which "The Queen welcomed The King of Spain and The King of the Netherlands as Extra Knights Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter" and invested Lady Mary and Lord Salisbury with the Garter Insignia. (Her Majesty had already received Lady Mary and, presumably separately, His Lordship last May 16 and, at their respective receptions, invested them with the same Insignia, according to the Court Circular.)
  • a later Luncheon Party given by The Queen for the Garter Knights and Ladies.
  • in the afternoon, an Installation Service in St. George's Chapel for the installation of the new Garter Companions.
(See also the article "Garter Day 2019", dated June 14 (sic), 2019:

https://www.royal.uk/garter-day-2019)

You might also have noticed in the Court Circular the reference to Grand Duke John of Luxembourg's State Funeral last May 4. According to the English version of His late Royal Highness's biography at Luxembourg's Royal Family's website, Grand Duke John died on April 23, 2019 (which would, of course, have been St. George's Day had it not fallen during the Octave of Easter):

http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/famille/grand-duc-jean/biogrgdjean-en.pdf

Labels: John of Luxembourg, Mary Peters, Order of the Garter, Philip VI. Borbón, Robert Salisbury, William Alexander of The Netherlands

4. Alberico Gentili (in Latin: Albericus Gentilis) is "regarded as one of the founders of the science of international law and the first person in western Europe to separate secular law from Roman Catholic theology and canon law." (In other words, he is "considered the originator of the secular school of thought in international law".)

The first quotation, including its hyperlinks, in that headline comes from the Encyclopædia Britannica article "Alberico Gentili (Italian jurist)":

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alberico-Gentili

Apparently, the second quotation comes from that encyclopedia's article "International law" (s.v. "Historical development"):

https://www.britannica.com/topic/international-law/Historical-development

(The article is behind a paywall, but the quotation shows up in the related-articles section of "Alberico Gentili (Italian jurist)" and came up in the ninth result when I searched "Gentili" at Britannica's website.)

Labels: law, morals, politics, secularism

5. More items on the grounds of political legitimacy

5.1 "considering the bases of the League doctrines, it is impossible not to accord them the highest importance in the history of political ideas. Power, they said, was derived from God through the people, and they opposed the false, absolutist, and Gallican doctrine of the Divine right and irresponsibility of kings, such as Louis XIV professed and practised"

The quotation, minus hyperlinks, in that headline comes from the article "The League" (s.v. "Political doctrines of the League") in The Catholic Encyclopedia:

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09098b.htm

Labels: Democratism, morals, politics, regalism

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, Penitent, A.D. 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Notes: Tuesday, April 24, 2018-Monday, February 4, 2019 (part 2 of 2)

6. On July 19, 2018, the so-called State of Israel decreed that it is 'the nation-state of the Jewish people'

See the Knesset press release "Full text of Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People", dated July 19, 2018, which gives a "complete, unofficial translation of the final version of Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People, passed by the Knesset on July 19, 2018":

https://main.knesset.gov.il/EN/News/PressReleases/Pages/Pr13978_pg.aspx

According to clauses 1.b) and 1.c) of that translation, "The state of Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people, in which it actualizes its natural, religious, and historical right for self-determination.", and "The actualization of the right of national self-determination in the state of Israel is unique to the Jewish people.", respectively. One of the sponsors of the bill, Knesset member Avi Dichter, offers the following, slightly different, translations of those clauses:
(B.) The State of Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people, in which it exercises its natural, cultural, religious and historic right to self-determination.
(C.) The exercise of the right to national self-determination in the State of Israel is exclusive to the Jewish people.

[https://avidichter.co.il/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/leom_law_en_press_18.7.18.pdf]
See also the other Knesset press releases "Joint Committee approves Nation-State Bill for final plenary vote", dated July 18, 2018, and "Knesset passes Jewish nation-state bill into law", dated July 19, 2018:

https://main.knesset.gov.il/EN/News/PressReleases/Pages/Pr13977_pg.aspx

https://main.knesset.gov.il/EN/News/PressReleases/Pages/Pr13979_pg.aspx

According to the former, a Knesset "joint committee of the House Committee and the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee"
revised a clause which stated that “Each resident of Israel, without regard to his religion or nationality, shall be entitled to strive for the preservation of his culture, heritage, language and identity,” and that “The State may permit a community, including the members of a single religion or the members of a single nationality, to establish separate community settlements”

The new version of the clause determines that “The state sees developing Jewish settlement as a national interest and will take steps to
encourage, advance, and implement this interest.”
and according to the latter,
Two clauses in the bill were revised. The Diaspora clause reads, “The state will act in the Diaspora to maintain the connection between the state and the Jewish people.” The original version said that the connection would be maintained among “the Jewish people, wherever they are.”

A clause that could have permitted one religious group to bar another from living in their community was replaced with one saying that “The state sees developing Jewish settlement as a national interest and will take steps to encourage, advance, and implement this interest.”
Mr. Dichter's translation came to my attention via the Wikipedia page "Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People", whose "References" section links to numerous sources dealing with the matter:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_Law:_Israel_as_the_Nation-State_of_the_Jewish_People

Among those sources is the opinion piece "The legitimacy of Israel’s nation-state bill (I): comparative constitutionalism", by Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, dated December 10, 2014, available at the Kohelet Policy Forum's (K.P.F.'s) website:

https://en.kohelet.org.il/publication/the-legitimacy-of-israels-nation-state-bill-i-comparative-constitutionalism

That article gives useful background to the decree in question, above all with respect to the notion of national self-determination. (Although published years before the enactment in question occurred, that opinion piece is still relevant to the final text; hence Prof. Kontorovich's recapitulation of his main points in the opinion piece "Get Over It—Israel Is the Jewish State", dated July 19, 2018, published originally in The Wall Street Journal (available behind a paywall):

https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-over-itisrael-is-the-jewish-state-1532039000

and also available at the K.P.F.'s website:

https://en.kohelet.org.il/publication/get-over-it-israel-is-the-jewish-state

The only noteworthy respect in which the former article is out of date is its treatment of the question of official languages.)

Labels: Confessional State, Jews, State of Israel

7. Some items regarding the two premier British chivalric orders

7.1 The Order of the Garter as the mother order of court chivalry

See p. 11 (22 in the document reader) in the text of the speech by James Johnston (Williamite English Envoy Extraordinary to The then-Elector of Brandenburg) in An account of the ceremony of investing his Electoral Highness of Brandenburgh with the order of the Garter, perform'd at Berlin on the 6th of June, 1690, London, 1690:

http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?docId=BLL01017684096&vid=BLVU1&lang=en_US&institution=BL

or go straight hither:

http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_100027415381.0x000001#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&xywh=-1301%2C-135%2C4464%2C2686

or hither:

https://books.google.com.au/books?vid=BL:A0020755743&redir_esc=y

Also available in other formats here:

http://ota.ox.ac.uk/tcp/headers/A24/A24980.html

(The HTML version is here:

http://downloads.it.ox.ac.uk/ota-public/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A24/A24980.html)

See also here:

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=eebo;idno=A24980.0001.001

or go straight hither:

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A24980.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext

For a biography of Johnston, see "JOHNSTON, James (1655-1737), of Orleans House, Twickenham, Mdx.", by Richard Harrison, at The History of Parliament:

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1690-1715/member/johnston-james-1655-1737

Labels: Order of the Garter

7.2 Getting back up to date with the two premier British chivalric orders

Over the four or so years to early- to mid-last-year, I lost track of developments in The Order of the Garter and The Order of the Thistle. In the next two items I aim to rectify that oversight.

7.2.1 Recent additions to, and losses from, The Order of the Garter

The last time when I noted that The Order of the Garter had its full complement of twenty-four Knights Companions or Ladies Companions who are neither Royal-Family nor Stranger Knights nor Ladies was on Thursday, April 23, 2009:

https://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2009/04/happy-st-georges-day.html

Unfortunately, the webpage which I seem to have used as my source for that observation is no longer available, but you can still verify that I was correct. Begin with the royal.uk Press Release "Appointments to the Order of the Garter 2005":

https://www.royal.uk/appointments-order-garter-2005

That webpage lists twenty-four non-Royal-Family/-Stranger members of the Order (three new appointees and twenty-one previous ones); they were, in chronological order (dated to April 23 in the years mentioned), with only abbreviated titles and neither styles nor post-nominal letters):

1. The Duke of Grafton (1976) 2. Lord Richardson (1983) 3. Lord Carrington (1985) 4. The Duke of Wellington (1990) 5. Lord Bramall (1990) 6. Sir Edward Heath (1992) 7. Lord Ridley (1992) 8. Lord Sainsbury (1992) 9. Lord Ashburton (1994) 10. Lord Kingsdown (1994) 11. Sir Ninian Stephen (1994) 12. Sir Edmund Hillary (1995) 13. Lady Thatcher (1995) 14. Sir Timothy Colman (1996) 15. The Duke of Abercorn (1999) 16. Sir William Gladstone (1999) 17. Lord Inge (2001) 18. Sir Antony Acland (2001) 19. The Duke of Westminster (2003) 20. Lord Butler (2003) 21. Lord Morris (2003) 22. Lady Soames (2005) 23. Lord Bingham (2005) 24. Sir John Major (2005)

Only two Garter Knights (and no Ladies) seem—unless I've missed any Stranger Knights—to have died between then and St. George's Day 2009: Sir Edward died on July 17, 2005, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica article "Sir Edward Heath":

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Edward-Heath)

(and his set of Garter insignia was delivered up on November 22, 2005, according to the Court Circular) and Sir Edmund died on January 11, 2008, according to the same encyclopedia's article "Sir Edmund Hillary":

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Edmund-Hillary

(and his set of Garter insignia was delivered up on April 2, 2008, the day of the Service of Thanksgiving for his Life, according to the Court Circular. (Judging by the same source, Lords Richardson and Carrington, Sir Ninian, Lady Thatcher, and Sir Timothy were each not present at the Garter Day—the Monday in Royal Ascot week—activities of at least one year from 2005 to 2009, inclusive of both, but they were still alive as of Garter Day 2009, as I'll soon show. (Garter Day fell on June 13, 19, 18, 16, and 15 in 2005, ’06, ’07, ’08, and ’09, respectively.)))

Over the same period (that from St. George's Day 2005 to St. George's Day 2009, inclusive of both), only two other non-Royal-Family/-Stranger Garter Knights (and no Ladies) were appointed, namely Lord Luce and Sir Thomas Dunne; see Notice No. 510023, Notice Type "State", Sub-Type "Honours and Awards" (Notice Code: 1105), The London Gazette, Issue No. 58679, p. 6383, Friday, April 25, 2008 (but the appointments in question are to be dated April 23, 2008):

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/L-58679-510023

(A digital version of the full text of p. 6383 is available here:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/58679/page/6383

and a digital version of the full text of Issue No. 58679 is available here, with p. 6383 being p. 1 in your document reader:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/58679

See also the royal.uk Press Release "Appointment to the Order of the Garter", dated April 22, 2008:

https://www.royal.uk/appointment-order-garter

That also mentions The Duke of Cambridge's appointment, but His Royal Highness is, of course, a Royal Knight Companion; over the period in question, two other Royal-Family Knights (and no Ladies) were also appointed, namely The Duke of York and Prince Edward: See the royal.uk Press Release "Appointments to the Order of the Garter 2006", dated April 23, 2006:

https://www.royal.uk/appointments-order-garter-2006)

With two deaths and two new appointments, and so no change in the number of members, over the period in question, it seems that there were indeed twenty-four non-Royal/-Stranger Garter Knights or Ladies as of St. George's Day 2009, and they were those of St. George's Day 2005, minus Sir Edward Heath and Sir Edmund Hillary, plus Lord Luce and Sir Thomas Dunne. And that was still the case as of Garter Day 2009 (June 15 that year), when, according to the Court Circular, nineteen of those Knights or Ladies were present for that Day's activities, and the five absentees—Lords Richardson and Carrington, Sir Ninian Stephen, Lady Thatcher, and Sir Timothy Colman—were still alive then, as we'll soon see.

Since Garter Day ’09, there have been twelve deaths in the Order; I mentioned five of those deaths in the following issues of my "Notes", collectively:

https://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2014/07/notes-tuesday-may-6-2014-thursday-july.html (item 1.2)

https://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2012/04/notes-wednesday-april-4-tuesday-april.html (item 4)

https://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2011/04/notes-tuesday-april-12-monday-april-18.html (item 8)

https://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2010/04/st-georges-day-coming-up-and-theres.html

(Those deaths can also be verified by reading the references to the late Garter Knights' or Lady's respective obsequies or returns of sets of Garter insignia (or both) in the Court Circular; see the issues of March 10 and May 19, 2010, March 3, 2011, May 9, 2012, July 17, 2012, and March 12, 2015.) The other seven Garter Knights or Ladies to have died since Garter Day ’09 were
  • Lord Kingsdown, whose Memorial Service occurred on February 6, 2014 and whose Garter insignia were delivered up on March 20 of that year
  • The Duke of Wellington, whose Garter insignia were delivered up on December 8, 2015
  • The Duke of Westminster, whose Garter insignia were delivered up on December 13, 2016
  • Sir Ninian Stephen, whose Garter insignia were delivered up on May 23, 2018
  • Sir William Gladstone, whose Funeral occurred on April 13, 2018, and whose Garter insignia were delivered up on June 12 of that year
  • Lord Carrington, for whom a Service of Thanksgiving occurred on 31. ult.
Over the same period, no new Royal-Family Garter Knights nor Ladies, two new Stranger Knights (and no Ladies), and nine new other Knights or Ladies have been appointed. The two new Stranger Knights appointed were
  • The King of Spain, apparently on July 12, 2017 (the following Instagram post, dated July 13, 2017, refers to the appointment occurring "Yesterday":

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWfZo_ugUYo)

    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 was the first official day of a three-day British State Visit by The King and Queen of Spain (though Their Majesties arrived on the previous Tuesday, according to the Court Circular). See the royal.uk article "The Spanish State Visit" dated July 12 (sic, though the article deals with all three days of the Visit), 2017, in which I found that Instagram post embedded (though it isn't embedded there anymore):

    https://www.royal.uk/spanish-state-visit)
Of the nine new other Garter Knights or Ladies, I've already blogged about five of them, namely Lords Boyce and Phillips in item 2.1 here:

https://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2011/05/notes-tuesday-april-19-monday-may-2.html

(though for completeness see Notice No. 1354859, Notice Type "State", Sub-Type "Honours and Awards" (Notice Code: 1105), The London Gazette, Issue No. 59775, p. 8393, Thursday, May 5, 2011 (but the appointments in question are to be dated April 23, 2011):

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/L-59775-1354859

A digital version of the full text of p. 8393 is available here:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/59775/page/8393

and a digital version of the full text of Issue No. 59775 is available here, with p. 8393 being p. 1 in your document reader:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/59775)

Lord Stirrup in item 2 here:

https://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2013/05/notes-wednesday-april-24-monday-may-20.html

and Lady Manningham-Buller and Lord King in item 1.2 here:

https://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2014/07/notes-tuesday-may-6-2014-thursday-july.html

The remaining four new appointees are
It seems, then, that the current Knights Companions and Ladies Companions of the Garter are (again with abbreviated titles and with neither styles nor post-nominal letters, and the dates in the years given are April 23 unless stated otherwise):

Royal-Family Knights and Ladies: 1. The Queen (November 11, 1947; Sovereign of the Order upon becoming Queen, February 6, 1952) 2. The Duke of Edinburgh (November 19, 1947) 3. The Prince of Wales (July 26, 1958, presumably becoming a Knight of the Order by the very fact of becoming Prince of Wales) 4. The Duke of Kent (October 9, 1985) 5. The Princess Royal (1994, though the exact date seems disputed—either April 23 or June 13) 6. The Duke of Gloucester (1997) 7. Princess Alexandra (2003) 8. The Duke of York (2006) 9. Prince Edward (2006) 10. The Duke of Cambridge (2008)
(s. v. "The Royal Family and the Order of the Garter" on the webpage "Orders of Chivalry" at the website of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle:

https://www.stgeorges-windsor.org/about-st-georges/royal-connection/orders-of-chivalry/

Or see the previously-cited 2005 royal.uk Press Release, which mentions the current Royal-Family Knights and Ladies appointed in or before 2003, and other Press Releases there announce the Royal Knights and Lady appointed in and after ’03. (See the appendix to this post for links to all available Garter-related royal.uk Press Releases.) And the Court Circular's Garter Day issues name the Royal participants in the activities of those Days. (I've already mentioned Garter Day dates of 2009 and earlier; those since 2009 are June 14 in 2010, 13 in ’11, 18 in ’12, 17 in ’13, 16 in ’14, 15 in ’15, 13 in ’16, and 18 last year. (Garter Day activites were cancelled in 2017—see the article "Queen to perform 'dressed down' State Opening of Parliament, wearing hat instead of crown for first time in 43 years", by Hannah Furness, dated April 27, 2017, downloaded from the London Daily Telegraph's website:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/27/queen-perform-dressed-state-opening-parliament-wearing-hat-instead/))

The Duke of Edinburgh was the only Royal-Family Knight or Lady not to participate in the Garter Day activities last year, but His Royal Highness is, of course, alive and well.)

Stranger Knights and Ladies (except for the two last-mentioned appointees, I have only been able to find the year, not the exact date, of appointment): 1. Grand Duke John of Luxembourg (1972) 2. The Queen of Denmark (1979) 3. The King of Sweden (1983) 4. King John Charles I. of Spain (1988) 5. Princess Beatrice of The Netherlands (1989) 6. The Emperor of Japan (1998) 7. The King of Norway (2001) 8. The King of Spain (July 12, 2017) 9. The King of The Netherlands (October 23, 2018)
(See the article "Order of the Garter full list", dated June 16, 2008, downloaded from the website of the London Times:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/order-of-the-garter-full-list-8ltqldhl6hb

Or see "Garter Banner Location (updated October 2018)" (bold and underline in the original), available at the webpage "Garter Banner List" at the official website of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle:

https://www.stgeorges-windsor.org/about-st-georges/history/the-order-of-the-garter/garter-banner-list/

or go straight hither:

https://www.stgeorges-windsor.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Garter-Banner-list-Oct-2018-2.pdf)

Other Knights and Ladies (April 23 of the stated year of appointment): 1. Lord Bramall (1990) 2. Lord Sainsbury (1992) 3. Lord Ashburton (1994) 4. Sir Timothy Colman (1996) 5. The Duke of Abercorn (1999) 6. Lord Inge (2001) 7. Sir Antony Acland (2001) 8. Lord Butler (2003) 9. Lord Morris (2003) 10. Sir John Major (2005) 11. Lord Luce (2008) 12. Sir Thomas Dunne (2008) 13. Lord Boyce (2011) 14. Lord Phillips (2011) 15. Lord Stirrup (2013) 16. Lady Manningham-Buller (2014) 17. Lord King (2014) 18. Lord Shuttleworth (2016) 19. Sir David Brewer (2016) 20. Lady Mary Fagan (2018) 21. Lord Brookeborough (2018)
(In addition to obtaining that list by removing the subsequently-deceased members from and adding the subsequently-appointed members to the 2005 list, one can corroborate it by referring to the nineteen-member list of participants in the Court Circular's account of last year's Garter Day activities and confirming that they, The Duke of Abercorn, and Lord Inge are (though the latter two were absent that day) still alive.)

(I have also consulted the Wikipedia article "List of current Knights and Ladies of the Garter" and its "View history" page.)

Labels: Alan Brookeborough, Charles Shuttleworth, David Brewer, Mary Fagan, Order of the Garter

7.2.2 Recent additions to, and losses from, The Order of the Thistle

The last time when I noted that there were no vacancies in The Order of the Thistle was Wednesday, December 2, 2009:

https://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2009/12/hm-queens-new-appointments-to-order-of.html

Unfortunately, I didn't mention the source for that observation, but it can be verified by a similar procedure to that used in the item before the present one. Begin with the royal.uk Press Release "New appointments to the Order of the Thistle", dated November 30, 2003 (apparently incorrectly, given that the year of the new appointments mentioned there seems to have been 2004):

https://www.royal.uk/new-appointments-order-thistle

That document names the following fifteen Thistle Knights and one Thistle Lady who were or are neither Royal-Family nor Stranger members of the Order (the names are here abbreviated, and with date of appointment (November 30 unless otherwise stated) but neither styles nor post-nominal letters):

1. Lord Weymss (April 12, 1966) 2. The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry (1978) 3. Lord Elgin (1981) 4. Lord Thomson (1981) 5. Lord Airlie (November 29, 1985) 6. Sir Iain Tennant (November 29, 1986) 7. Lord Arbuthnott (November 29, 1996) 8. Lord Crawford (November 29, 1996) 9. Lady Marion Fraser (November 29, 1996) 10. Lord Macfarlane (November 29, 1996) 11. Lord Mackay (November 27, 1997) 12. Lord Wilson (2000) 13. Lord Sutherland (2002) 14. Sir Eric Anderson (2002) 15. Lord Steel (2004) 16. Lord Robertson (2004)

(That Press Release mentions the death of Lord Younger in 2003 and Sir Donald Cameron in 2004; according to the Court Circular, the former's Thistle insignia were delivered up on June 25, 2003 and the Service of Thanksgiving for his Life occurred on April 26, 2003, and the latter's Thistle insignia were delivered up on October 27, 2004 and his Memorial Service occurred on October 15, 2004, so that Press Release presumably dates to not much later than October 2004, nor much earlier.) From when that Press Release was issued until when I blogged about the Order having a full membership, four Thistle Knights (and no Ladies) died, judging by the Court Circular:
  • Sir Iain Tennant's Thistle insignia were delivered up on July 24, 2007
  • The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry's Thistle insignia were delivered up on February 22, 2008, and his Memorial Service occurred on December 12, 2007
  • Lord Wemyss' Memorial Service occurred on April 4, 2009
  • Lord Thomson's Thistle insignia were delivered up on July 8, 2009, and the Service of Celebration for his Life and Work occurred on January 13, 2009
There were four new appointments over the same period; I've already blogged about the November 30, 2009 appointments of Lords Hope and Patel (though for completeness, see Notice No. 986932, Notice Type "State", Sub-Type "Honours and Awards" (Notice Code: 1105), The London Gazette, Issue No. 59258, p. 20801, Tuesday, December 1, 2009:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/L-59258-986932

(A digital version of the full text of p. 20801 is available here:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/59258/page/20801

and a digital version of the full text of Issue No. 59258 is available here, with p. 20801 being p. 1 in your document reader:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/59258)

Or see Notice No. 991717, Notice Type "State", Sub-Type "Honours and Awards" (Notice Code: 1105), The London Gazette, Issue No. 59262, p. 21165, Monday, December 7, 2009:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/L-59262-991717

(A digital version of the full text of p. 21165 is available here:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/59262/page/21165

and a digital version of the full text of Issue No. 59262 is available here, with p. 21165 being p. 1 in your document reader:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/59262))

and the other two appointments were those of Lord Cullen and then-Mr. Garth Morrison on November 30, 2007—see Notice No. 403362, Notice Type "State", Sub-Type "Change of Name and/or Arms" (sic) (Notice Code: 1107), The London Gazette, Issue No. 58529, p. 17439, Friday, November 30, 2007:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/L-58529-403362

(A digital version of the full text of p. 17439 is available here:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/58529/page/17439

and a digital version of the full text of Issue No. 58529 is available here, with p. 17439 being p. 1 in your document reader:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/58529)

See also the royal.uk Press Release "Appointments to the Order of the Thistle 2007", dated November 30, 2007:

https://www.royal.uk/appointments-order-thistle-2007

It seems, then, that the Order did indeed have its full complement of sixteen members on St. Andrew's Day 2009, and that was still the case the next time Thistle-related Holyrood Week activities occurred (that is, on July 15, 2010; see the Court Circular of that date. (In previous years, such activities occurred on July 2, 2003, July 7, 2006, and July 2, 2008.)) (Lords Elgin, Arbuthnott, and Crawford were each absent on July 15, 2010, but, as we'll soon see, they were alive at the time.) Indeed, the Order seems still to have had its full membership on May 29, 2012, the date of the royal.uk Press Release "New appointments to the Order of the Thistle":

https://www.royal.uk/new-appointments-order-thistle-0

(also available, in a slightly different format, at the same website under the headline "The Duke of Cambridge is appointed Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle by The Queen", with the same date:

https://www.royal.uk/duke-cambridge-appointed-knight-most-ancient-and-most-noble-order-thistle-queen)

Since the date of those two Press Releases, three Knights and one Lady of the Thistle have died, judging by the Court Circular:
  • Lord Arbuthnott's Memorial Service occurred on September 14, 2012, and his Thistle insignia were delivered up on November 14, 2012
  • Sir Garth Morrison's Memorial Service occurred on June 21, 2013, and his Thistle insignia were delivered up on March 5, 2014
  • the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lady Marion Fraser occurred on February 9, 2017, and her Thistle insignia were delivered up on July 3, 2018; Lord Sutherland's Thistle insignia were delivered up on the latter date, too, and the Service of Thanksgiving for his Life occurred on October 16, 2018
Over the same period, five new Thistle Knights—one of them a Royal-Family Knight, and none Strangers—and no Ladies have been appointed; the Royal Knight was, as you might have noticed earlier, The Duke of Cambridge, whose appointment I logged in item 14 here:

https://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2012/07/notes-tuesday-june-26-monday-july-16_16.html

(see also my comment in the combox there) and the other four Knights were
  • Lords Home and Smith, whose appointments I noted in item 13 here:

    https://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2014/03/notes-tuesday-january-11-monday-march_17.html

    (and those two appointments seem to have brought the Order's membership back up to its full complement of sixteen, judging by the sixteen relevant participants in the Thistle-related Holyrood Week activities of 2014 (indeed, that seems to have continued to be the case when such activities occurred in 2016, given that Lord Crawford, though absent, was still alive; see the Court Circular for July 3, 2014 and July 7, 2016. (Thistle-related Holyrood Week activites occurred on July 5 in 2012.)))
It seems, then, that the current Knights and Ladies of the Thistle are (their respective names here abbreviated, with neither styles nor titles, and the date of appointment is November 30 unless another date is given):

Royal-Family Knights and Ladies: 1. The Queen (Sovereign of the Order since February 6, 1952; I have not been able to confirm that Her Majesty was not admitted to the Order before becoming Queen; it's perhaps not unlikely that The Queen did join the Order in the previous reign, given that "At the time of the coronation[of George VI.] - highly appropriate for a Queen[ Consort of that King] of Scottish birth - the King also appointed her the first Lady of the Thistle ever created." (my square-bracketed interpolations, s. v. "Honours" in the royal.uk Royal Encyclopaedia article "Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother":

https://www.royal.uk/queen-elizabeth-queen-mother

The exact date of Her late Majesty's admission to the Order was May 11, 1937, judging by the second full notice on p. 3074 of the Supplement (No. 34396) of Tuesday, May 11, 1937 to The London Gazette of Friday, May 7, 1937 (Issue No. 34395):

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34396/supplement/3074

(The full text of that Supplement is available here:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34396/data.pdf)))
2. The Duke of Edinburgh (April 21, 1952) 3. The Prince of Wales (February 11, 1977) 4. The Princess Royal (2000) 5. The Duke of Cambridge (May 29 or June 25, 2012)
(See the royal.uk Press Releases "Appointments to the Order of the Thistle", dated November 30, 2002:

https://www.royal.uk/appointments-order-thistle

or "New appointments to the Order of the Thistle", dated (incorrectly, as we saw earlier) November 30, 2003:

https://www.royal.uk/new-appointments-order-thistle

and "New appointments to the Order of the Thistle", dated May 29, 2012:

https://www.royal.uk/new-appointments-order-thistle-0

or "The Duke of Cambridge is appointed Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle by The Queen", dated May 29, 2012:

https://www.royal.uk/duke-cambridge-appointed-knight-most-ancient-and-most-noble-order-thistle-queen

and Notice No. 1621276, Notice Type "State", Sub-Type "Honours and Awards" (Notice Code: 1105), The London Gazette, Issue No. 60195, p. 12473, June 25, 2012 (printed Friday, June 29, 2012):

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/L-60195-1621276)

Stranger Knights or Ladies: None. (According to the Encyclopædia Britannica article "The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle", "The only foreigner admitted has been King Olaf V of Norway." (hyperlink in the original):

https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Most-Ancient-and-Most-Noble-Order-of-the-Thistle)

Other Knights (currently no Ladies): 1. Lord Elgin (1981) 2. Lord Airlie (November 29, 1985) 3. Lord Crawford (November 29, 1996) 4. Lord Macfarlane (November 29, 1996) 5. Lord Mackay (November 27, 1997) 6. Lord Wilson (2000) 7. Sir Eric Anderson (2002) 8. Lord Steel (2004) 9. Lord Robertson (2004) 10. Lord Cullen (2007) 11. Lord Hope (2009) 12. Lord Patel (2009) 13. Lord Home (2013) 14. Lord Smith (2013) 15. The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry (2017) 16. Sir Ian Wood (June 9, 2018)
(Instead of verifying that list by removing the subsequently-deceased Knights and Lady from and adding the subsequently-appointed Knights to the 2004 list, one could verify it by consulting the July 6, 2018 (last year's date of Thistle-related Holyrood Week activities) issue of the Court Circular and confirming that the non-Royal participants and the only two non-Royal absentees—Lords Elgin and Crawford—are still alive.)

(I have also consulted the Wikipedia article "Order of the Thistle" and its "View history" page.)

Labels: Ian Wood, Order of the Thistle, Richard Buccleuch

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Andrew Corsini, Bishop, Confessor, A.D. 2019

Appendix: Links to all available Garter- or Thistle-related royal.uk Press Releases:

Garter-related:
Thistle-related:
Labels: Order of the Garter, Order of the Thistle

Notes: Tuesday, April 24, 2018-Monday, February 4, 2019 (part 1 of 2)

1. Some changes to this blog's sidebar

Immediately before posting this part of this issue of "Notes", I changed the name of the "Reference links" section of this blog's sidebar to "Reference or research links" and added to it links to
Then I deleted from that sidebar links to
  • Angelqueen.org (because the forum's gone; there's now just an invitation to join its Facebook group and a link whereby to do so)
I also mention here that in item 1 of part 1 of my previous issue of "Notes" I last gave notice of changes to this blog's layout. (I mention that here because I forgot to include a "blogs" subject label in the subject labels for that part of that issue of "Notes".)

Labels: blogs

2. On May 11, 2018, The Pope approved a revision of the so-called Catechism of The Catholic Church; according to the new version of that document, "the Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person”"

See The Holy See Press Office Daily Bulletin item "Nuova redazione del n. 2267 del Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica sulla pena di morte – Rescriptum “ex Audentia SS.mi”, 02.08.2018":

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2018/08/02/0556/01209.html

(An English translation of that item is also available on its own here, with the title "New revision of number 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the death penalty – Rescriptum “ex Audentia SS.mi”, 02.08.2018":

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2018/08/02/180802a.html)

The Rev. Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf gives, in his August 3, 2018 blog post "“HEY! Wait for me!” Latin of change to CCC 2267 about capital punishment now available.", an English translation of that Daily Bulletin item's Latin translation of the revision, side-by-side with three official versions (namely, the Italian, English, and Latin versions) of that revision:

http://wdtprs.com/blog/2018/08/hey-wait-for-me-latin-of-change-to-ccc-2267-about-capital-punishment-now-available/

And The Rev. Fr. George Welzbacher offers, in his January 3, 2019 article "The Revised Catechism Section 2267 . . . What The Latin Text Actually Says" (ellipsis symbol in the original) at The Wanderer's website, an alternative English translation of the official Latin version and maintains that that Latin version is consistent with the Church's Traditional teaching:

http://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/frontpage/the-revised-catechism-section-2267-what-the-latin-text-actually-says/

The problem is that such consistency can only be obtained at the expense of consistency with H.H. The Pope's intended meaning of the relevant portion of the Address which the Catechism now quotes. (See the third of the following bullet points for more on that Address.) In other words, were Fr. Welzbacher correct, the official Latin of the Papal quotation in the Catechism revision would be a mistranslation.

See also
  • the article "The death penalty is inadmissible", attributed to "Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization" (italics in the original), dated August 2, 2018, available at L’Osservatore Romano's website; it seems to be an English version of the article "La pena di morte è inammissibile", by the same author, on p. 7 of the weekly Italian version of L’Osservatore Romano, No. 32-33, August 9, 2018:

    Warning: The respective destinations of the following two links display some unsavoury-looking images:

    http://www.osservatoreromano.va/en/news/death-penalty-inadmissible

    http://www.osservatoreromano.va/vaticanresources/pdf/ITA_2018_033_0908.pdf
Labels: death penalty, Francis Bergoglio, morals, politics

3. Some recent articles, and one older one, concerning integralism:Labels: Church and State, Confessional State, liberalism, morals, politics, religious liberty, Social Reign of Christ

4. Political philosophy's designation and delegation theories among non-Catholics

(For a summary of the basic differences between the designation theory of the acquisition of political authority and its rival, the delegation theory, see item 2 of this issue of my "Notes":

http://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2016/03/notes-friday-january-1-monday-march-28.html)

4.1 Among Anglicans: "That sublime Power therefore which resides in earthly Potentates, is not a Derivation, or Collection of humane power scattered among many, and gathered into one head; but a participation of God's own Omnipotency, which he never did communicate to any multitudes of men in the world, but, only, and immediately, to his own Vicegerents. And, that is his meaning when he saith, By me Kings reign; Kings they are, by my immediate constitution; and by me also, do they Rule, and exercise their so high and large Authority."

The quotation, with its original italics but with centrescript letters referring to sidenotes omitted, words spanning two lines reunited, and spelling and punctuation modernised by me, in that headline comes from p. 11 (p. 13 in the document reader) of Religion and Alegiance (sic) by Roger Maynwaring (though there are numerous possible variant spellings of his surname: Maynvvaring, Maynuuaring, Manwaring, Mainwaring, &c.), printed by I. H. for Richard Badger, London, 1627, downloaded from The British Library's website:

http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?docId=BLL01017849307&vid=BLVU1&lang=en_US&institution=BL

or go straight hither:

http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_100031380413.0x000001

Also available at Google Books:

https://books.google.com.au/books?vid=BL:A0021222935&redir_esc=y

and The Oxford Text Archive:

http://ota.ox.ac.uk/tcp/headers/A07/A07368.html

or go straight hither:

http://downloads.it.ox.ac.uk/ota-public/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A07/A07368.html

As is well known, there were many contemporaneous Anglicans belonging to Manwaring's school of thought; Algernon Sidney (himself, of course, not among them) listed the main ones (minus Hobbes, plus the Stuart kings): "Laud, Manwaring, Sibthorp, Hobbs, Filmer, and Heylin"(http://downloads.it.ox.ac.uk/ota-public/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A60/A60214.html)

I might blog about their respective writings in the near future.

Labels: Anglicans, morals, politics, regalism

4.2 The delegation theory in the Russian Orthodox sect? "On behalf of the Episcopal Council of the Russian Orthodox Church I would like to wish you, much-esteemed Vladimir Vladimirovich, long years of life, good health and God’s aid in the lofty mission the Lord has entrusted to you through the will of the people. This is how we understand that which is happening in the history of people: the free will of people is combined with Divine Providence. …"

The quotation in that headline, excluding my ellipsis, comes from what I presume is a translation of the "Speech by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill at the Meeting of the President of Russia Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin with the Participants of the Episcopal Council of the Russian Orthodox Church" on December 1, 2017, downloaded from the website of that sect's Department for External Church Relations:

https://mospat.ru/en/2017/12/01/news153711/

Labels: Democratism, morals, politics, R.O.C.

5. Mr. Tudge's latest lists of Australian values: "freedom of speech, freedom of association, equality between men and women, freedom of religion", "liberal democracy, the rule of law, equality of men and women, respect for each other", "a commitment to Australia's liberal democracy, equality between men and women, being governed by the rule of law", "freedom of speech and worship, equality between sexes, democracy and the rule of law, a fair go for all, the taking of individual responsibility"

(Unfortunately, the links in this item are now dead, but you can get some indication of the veracity of my attribution of those quotations by Googling them.) The quotations in that headline come respectively from the transcripts "Interview with Oliver Peterson, 6PR Drive", dated Wednesday, July 25, 2018:

http://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/alantudge/Pages/interview-with-oliver-peterson-6pr-drive.aspx

"Interview with Patricia Karvelas, ABC Radio National", dated Monday, July 23, 2018:

http://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/alantudge/Pages/interview-with-patricia-karvelas-abc-radio-national.aspx

"Interview with Laura Jayes, Sky News", dated Monday, July 23, 2018:

http://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/alantudge/Pages/interview-with-laura-jayes-sky-news.aspx

and the prepared text of "Maintaining social cohesion in a time of large, diverse immigration" (a "Speech at the Australia-UK Leadership Forum, London"), dated Thursday, July 19, 2018:

http://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/alantudge/Pages/maintaining-social-cohesion-in-a-time-of-large-diverse-immigration.aspx

with all those quotations attributed to The Hon. Alan Tudge M.P. (at their time, Federal Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs).

Labels: Democratism, feminism, liberalism, morals, politics, religious liberty

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Feast of St. Andrew Corsini, Bishop, Confessor, A.D. 2019

Monday, April 23, 2018

Notes: Tuesday, April 18, 2017-Monday, April 23, 2018 (part 3 of 3)

8. In the evening of Saturday, February 17, 2018, The Governor of New South Wales "attended the performance of Trevor Ashley’s Mardi Gala, part of the Sydney Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary celebrations, at the Sydney Opera House."

The quotation in that headline comes from the "Vice Regal Program" notice "Saturday, 17 February 2018", downloaded from the official Governor of New South Wales website:

https://www.governor.nsw.gov.au/governor/vice-regal-program/saturday-17-february-2018/

Labels: G.L.B.T., N.S.W.

9. Federal Labor proposes to give taxpayer funding of "$1 million to Tasmania to build a Reproductive Health Hub" which "will provide surgical terminations as part of the public hospital system, and federal and state Labor will contribute to its ongoing costs under the usual Commonwealth-state arrangements." It would have complemented Tasmanian Labor's pre-State-election "commitment to make terminations available in Tasmania’s public hospitals."

The quotations in that headline come for the media release "LABOR WILL RESTORE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES IN TASMANIA", dated Tuesday, February 20, 2018, issued jointly by The Hon. Bill Shorten M.P. (Leader of H.M.A. Opposition), The Hon. Tanya Plibersek M.P. (Deputy Leader of H.M.A. Opposition and shadow minister for education and training and for women), The Hon. Catherine King M.P. (shadow minister for health and Medicare), and Ms Rebecca White M.P. (Leader of H.M. Tasmanian Opposition and its shadow minister for health and wellbeing and for economic growth and regional development), downloaded from Ms King's website:

http://www.catherineking.com.au/2018/02/20/labor-will-restore-reproductive-health-services-in-tasmania/

See also the "TRANSCRIPT: DOORSTOP HOBART TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY 2018", featuring Ms Plibersek, Ms King, and Ms White, downloaded from Ms Plibersek's website:

http://www.tanyaplibersek.com/transcript_doorstop_hobart_tuesday_20_february_2018

Labels: abortion, A.L.

10. "just a century and a half ago, we had Papal States, and a much more politically-oriented Christianity in places. But we developed away from that, getting back to the roots of the faith, before Constantine, and embracing again Christ's words "My kingdom is not of this world.""

The longer quotation, including the shorter one, in that headline comes from the transcript of a speech given by His Grace The Most Rev. The Lord Archbishop of Erbil (a Chaldean archdiocese in Iraq) on February 15, 2018 at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, downloaded from that centre's website:

https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/the-future-of-christianity-and-pluralism-in-iraq

Or go straight hither:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/berkley-center/180215WardaFutureChristianityPluralismIraqSpeechTranscript.pdf

(That speech came to my attention via a Catholic News Service (C.N.S.) report printed in the Sydney Catholic Weekly and available behind a paywall at C.N.S.'s website under the headline "Chaldean archbishop: Time to be 'honest' in dialogue with Muslims", by Mark Pattison, dated February 16, 2018:

http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2018/chaldean-archbishop-time-to-be-honest-in-dialogue-with-muslims.cfm)

Labels: Church and State, Constantine the Great, secularism

11. "More than 600 people attended the [St. Patrick's Day 2018 ]Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Terry Brady." Its "congregation … were [sic ]treated to a celebration of Irish dancers and traditional hymns sung by the Sydney Irish Community Choir."

The quotations, excluding my ellipsis symbol (which merely replaces the mention of two high-profile members of that congregation) and bracketed interpolations, in that headline come from the report "A sea of green as Sydney celebrates St Patrick’s day", by Debbie Cramsie, on p. 15 in the "NEWS" pages of the Sydney Catholic Weekly, March 25, 2018, published by The Archdiocese of Sydney, Sydney. (Note that the words "celebrated", "celebration", and "Community" each spanned two lines in the printed article, and so contained the following dashes: "celebrat-ed"; "celebra-tion"; "Com-munity".)

Labels: liturgical dance, N.O.M., Sydney

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St. George's Day, A.D. 2018