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

Reginaldvs Cantvar
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

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

Notes: Tuesday, April 18, 2017-Monday, April 23, 2018 (part 2 of 3)

4.3 H.H. The Pope on the death penalty

4.3.1 "Faith is a journey guided by the Holy Spirit, who helps the church grow in understanding the sinful nature of once-accepted practices like slavery and the death penalty, Pope Francis said."

The quotation in that headline comes from the news report "Pope: Spirit helps church see wrongs in slavery, death penalty", by Junno Arocho Esteves, dated May 11, 2017, downloaded from the Catholic News Service's website:

http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2017/pope-spirit-helps-church-see-mortal-sin-in-slavery-death-penalty.cfm

See also another news report, "On a journey", no byline, dated May 11, 2017, downloaded from L’Osservatore Romano's website:

http://www.osservatoreromano.va/en/news/journey

The latter report is not available in English at the Vatican's website, but this Italian-language version, perhaps the source for the English version, is:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/it/cotidie/2017/documents/papa-francesco-cotidie_20170511_in-cammino.html

Labels: death penalty, Francis Bergoglio, morals

4.3.2 "The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, "is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel," Pope Francis said."

The longest quotation (including the shortest quotation) in that headline is the first paragraph of the news report "Death penalty is 'contrary to the Gospel,' pope says", by Cindy Wooden, dated October 11, 2017, downloaded from the Catholic News Service's website:

http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2017/death-penalty-is-contrary-to-the-gospel-pope-says.cfm

A translation (from Italian) of the speech in question, namely, His Holiness's Address, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, to participants in a meeting promoted by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation, is available at the Vatican's website:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2017/october/documents/papa-francesco_20171011_convegno-nuova-evangelizzazione.html

and this, also at the Vatican's website, is presumably the original Italian:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/it/speeches/2017/october/documents/papa-francesco_20171011_convegno-nuova-evangelizzazione.html

Labels: death penalty, Francis Bergoglio, morals

4.4 Msgr. Gallagher (The Holy See's Secretary for Relations with States) on, among other things, the rule of law

4.4.1 Msgr. Gallagher on, among other things, the rule of law, equality before the law, religious plurality in a State, and religion and politics

See The Holy See Press Office Daily Bulletin item "Intervention of the Secretary for Relations with States at the United Nations on the protection of religious minorities in conflicts, 23.09.2017", which contains the text of "the intervention that the Secretary for Relations with States, H.E. Msgr. Paul R. Gallagher, pronounced yesterday at the United Nations Building in New York, during the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, on the protection of religious minorities in conflicts":

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2017/09/23/170923c.html

Labels: Church and State, Confessional State, Democratism, liberalism, morals, Roman Curia

4.4.2 Msgr. Gallagher on, among other things, the rule of law and a World State

See The Holy See Press Office Daily Bulletin item "Intervention of the Secretary for Relations with States at the Fordham University of New York, 26.09.2017", which contains the text of "the intervention that the H.E. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States, pronounced on 25 September at the Fordham University of New York on The Holy See Perspective on Contemporary International Issues":

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2017/09/26/170926c.html

Labels: Democratism, liberalism, morals, Roman Curia, U.N.O.

4.5 An apparent Papal endorsement of the delegation theory of the conferral of political authority

See the Vatican Radio report "Pope at Mass: ‘Pray for leaders despite their mistakes’", presumably to be credited to Devin Watkins, dated September 18, 2017, downloaded from Vatican Radio's website but apparently no longer available online; this was its (here hyperlinked) U.R.L.:

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/09/18/pope_at_mass_‘pray_for_leaders_despite_their_mistakes’/1337475

Another account of that homily/daily meditation seems to be available in Italian, but not in English, at the Vatican's website:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/it/cotidie/2017/documents/papa-francesco-cotidie_20170918_pregare-per-i-governanti.html

and at L’Osservatore Romano's website:

http://www.osservatoreromano.va/it/news/pregare-i-governanti

In that Vatican Radio report, the two paragraphs of interest to me here are this one:
“If leaders do not pray, they close themselves off in a self-referential circle or in that of their party, a circle from which they cannot escape”, said Pope Francis. It is important to be aware that we are all subordinate to someone more powerful. And those who are more powerful than political leaders, he suggested, are both the people who gave those leaders their power, “and God from whom their power comes through the people”. Political leaders pray, said the Pope, when they are aware of being a subordinate.
[my emphasis]
and this one:
“I ask you this favor: every one of you take five minutes, no more. If you are a leader, ask yourself: ‘Do I pray to the One who gave me power through the people?’ If you are not a leader, ‘Do I pray for my leaders? Yes, for this one and that one, yes, because I like them; but for that one, no.’ They need it so much more for this reason! ‘Do I pray for all leaders?’ And if you find in your examination of conscience before Confession that you have not prayed for your leaders, bring it to Confession. Because not to pray for leaders is a sin.”
[my emphasis]
The Italian counterparts of my two emphasised portions of those paragraphs are presumably at least roughly "«il popolo, che gli ha dato il potere, e Dio, dal quale viene il potere tramite il popolo»" and "«… Se è governante, si domandi: “Io prego a quello che mi ha dato il potere tramite il popolo?”. …»" (my ellipses), respectively.

For a summary of the basic differences between the delegation theory, which H.H. The Pope apparently espouses, and the designation theory, see item 2 of this issue of my "Notes":

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

Labels: Democratism, Francis Bergoglio, morals, St. Robert Bellarmine

4.6 "Religious differences need not be a source of division and distrust, but rather a force for unity, forgiveness, tolerance and wise nation building."

The quotation in that headline comes from a translation, from Italian, of H.H. The Pope's Address at a meeting with the Burmese "authorities, civil society and members of the diplomatic corps" on November 28, 2017, during His Holiness's Apostolic Journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh (November 26-December 2, 2017); see The Holy See Press Office Daily Bulletin item "Apostolic Trip of the Holy Father Francis to Myanmar and Bangladesh (26 November – 2 December 2017) – Meeting with the Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps, 28.11.2017":

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2017/11/28/171128c.html

or this other Vatican website page:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2017/november/documents/papa-francesco_20171128_viaggioapostolico-myanmar-autorita.html

The original Italian is available here:

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2017/11/28/0838/01791.html

and here:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/it/speeches/2017/november/documents/papa-francesco_20171128_viaggioapostolico-myanmar-autorita.html

This seems to be the untranslated version of my quotation:
Le differenze religiose non devono essere fonte di divisione e di diffidenza, ma piuttosto una forza per l’unità, per il perdono, per la tolleranza e la saggia costruzione del Paese.
Labels: Francis Bergoglio

5. "Middle-income families will be subject to an income taper test, losing 30 cents of their family tax benefit for every dollar they earn over $94,316 from July 2018."

The quotation in that headline comes from the news report "Federal budget 2017: Family welcomes lift on medicare rebate freeze and continued childcare support", by Clare Sibthorpe, dated May 10, 2017, downloaded from The Sydney Morning Herald's website:

http://www.smh.com.au/business/federal-budget/federal-budget-2017-family-welcomes-lift-on-medicare-rebate-freeze-and-continued-childcare-support-20170508-gw08fq.html

Note that, according to Australian Labor's Women's Budget Statement 2017 (p. 14), the families in question are those "with three or more children, or two children in high school":

http://www.alp.org.au/labors_womens_budget_statement_2017

Labels: family, tax

6. Some sources of information regarding then-Dom Gerle's April 12, 1790 motion in France's so-called National Constituent Assembly proposing that that body, as such, declare "that the Catholic, Apostolic, and Roman religion is and will for ever remain the religion of the nation, and that its worship is the only one legally authorised"

(The quotation in that headline comes from p. 48 of the third of the following sources and is presumably a translation of the quotation "que la religion catholique, apostolique et romaine est et demeurera pour toujours la religion de la nation, et que son culte sera le seul public et autorisé" on p. 702 of the first of those sources.) See
Labels: Church and State, Confessional State, France, history, religious liberty

7. "Se hanno fame, allattateli, senza paura, date loro da mangiare, perché anche questo è un linguaggio di amore."

The quotation in that headline is the last sentence of H.H. The Pope's extemporaneous Homily given after the Gospel lesson of the combined celebration of a New-Order Mass and administration of the Sacrament of Baptism to newborn babies in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday, January 7, 2018 (the New-Order liturgical calendar's Feast of the Baptism of the Lord); that Homily is available at the Vatican's website here:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/it/homilies/2018/documents/papa-francesco_20180107_omelia-battesimo.html

and here:

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2018/01/07/0011/00026.html

That website offers two slightly different English translations of that sentence:
If they are hungry, nurse them, without worry; feed them, because this too is a language of love.
[http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/homilies/2018/documents/papa-francesco_20180107_omelia-battesimo.html]
and
If they are hungry, nurse them, do not be afraid to, feed them, because this too is a language of love.
[http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2018/01/07/180107a.html]
Labels: breastfeeding, Francis Bergoglio, morals

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

Notes: Tuesday, April 18, 2017-Monday, April 23, 2018 (part 1 of 3)

1. Some changes to this blog

In this and future blog posts, I use underlining only for titles of books, blogs, &c., italics only for non-English words, and bold type only for emphasis (except for when I quote someone else, in which case I generally preserve the formatting of the quoted text); immediately before posting this part of this issue of "Notes", I applied that formatting to the text in this blog's sidebar. I also deleted from that sidebar the "News and opinion links" section, since I seldom use its links, except for the one to Dr. Henderson's Media Watch Dog, which I moved to the "Miscellaneous links" section.

Labels: blogs

2. Msgr. Williamson on, among other things, the Congress of Vienna and the consequences of the denial of original sin

See Eleison Comments Issue No. CCCLXXIII, September 6, 2014, "Donoso Cortés – I", by The Right Rev. Msgr. Richard Williamson, available at His Lordship's The St. Marcel Initiative website:

http://stmarcelinitiative.com/donoso-cortes-i/

Labels: Church and State, Democratism, history, liberalism, original sin

3. Some recent publications by H.M.A. Government

3.1 Two recent pieces of Feminist propaganda from H.M.A. Government

THE CONVERSATION GUIDE and HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT RESPECT: A conversation guide for parents and families ("Easy Read" version) are available here:

http://www.respect.gov.au/what-can-i-do/start-a-conversation/

or go straight hither:

https://www.respect.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Conversation-Guide.pdf

and hither, respectively:

https://www.respect.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/easy_read_conversation_guide.pdf

Of most interest here are the fourth points ("Why you are both equally ‘in charge’ of a relationship.") under the headings "GENDER EQUALITY" (in the former, "Gender equality" in the latter) on p. 9 of the former and p. 28 of the latter.

Labels: family, feminism, marriage

3.2 Some official sources of information about the prevailing political opinions in Australia

H.M.A. Government's Department of Home Affairs' discussion paper STRENGTHENING THE TEST FOR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP, dated April 2017, is available here:

http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/reports-publications/discussion-papers-submissions

or go straight hither:

http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ReportsandPublications/Documents/discussion-papers/citizenship-paper.pdf

That document refers to the citizenship test booklet Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond, which is available (published by the Communication and Engagement Branch of The Department of Home Affairs, Belconnen, A.C.T., 2018) here:

http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Citi/pathways-processes/Citizenship-test/Australian-citizenship-test-resource

(or go straight hither:

http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Citizenship/Documents/our-common-bond.PDF)

and to the Australian Values Statement, available in its long form here:

http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Life/Aust/living-in-australia-values-statement-long

and in its short form here:

http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Life/Aust/Short-statement

See also the Australian citizenship pledge:

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/citi/pathways-processes/citi/australian-citizenship-pledge

with elaboration here:

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Citizenship/Pages/pledge.swf

and see the 2016 booklet Life in Australia – Australian Values and Principles, which is available here:

http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Life/Aust/Life-in-Australia-book

or go straight hither:

http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/LifeinAustralia/Documents/lia_english_full.pdf

Finally, see the prepared text of "The Integration Challenge: Maintaining successful Australian multiculturalism", a speech to have been given by The Hon. Alan Tudge M.P. (Federal Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs) on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Menzies Research Centre, Sydney:

http://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/alantudge/Pages/maintaining-successful-australian-multiculturalism.aspx

and Mr. Tudge's transcripts "Interview with Chris Smith, 2GB Sydney" and "Interview with Tom Elliott, 3AW Melbourne" of the same day:

http://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/alantudge/Pages/interview-with-chris-smith-180307.aspx

http://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/alantudge/Pages/interview-with-tom-elliott-07032018.aspx

Labels: Democratism, feminism, liberalism, multiculturalism, religious liberty, secularism

4. Some recent political pronouncements by H.H. The Pope, whether in person or vicariously

4.1 The text of an English translation from the original Italian of H.H. The Pope's Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Address in the Synod Hall to the participants in the Convention (or Conference, or Congress) organised by The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Encyclical Populorum Progressio is available here:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2017/april/documents/papa-francesco_20170404_convegno-populorum-progressio.html

and in The Holy See Press Office Daily Bulletin item "Audience with the participants in the Convention organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development on the fiftieth anniversary of “Populorum Progressio”, 04.04.2017":

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2017/04/04/170404a.html

I don't know whether it occured to His Holiness, but The Pope's points regarding "integrating in development all those elements that render it truly such" (those elements including "the economy, finance, work, culture, family life, religion") and "integrating among them body and soul" ("them" denoting, apparently, people in general) can be considered points in favour of having a Confessional State and union of Church and State.

Labels: Confessional State, Church and State, Social Reign of Christ

4.2 Three recent Papal mentions of 'healthy/positive secularity/secularism/laicism'

See
Labels: Francis Bergoglio, liberalism, morals, secularism

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