Labels: discrimination, G.L.B.T.
2. Ms Tankard Reist on surrogacy
Labels: parenthood, surrogacy
3. "Abortion Has Caused 300K Breast Cancer Deaths Since Roe"
Labels: abortion, cancer, health
4. Dr. Peters and others on the obligation on clerics to be celibate and/or continent
Dr. Peters has posted at his website a full, searchable P.D.F. version of his Studia Canonica article "Canonical considerations on diaconal continence” (previously only the abstract, which I have brought to your attention already in item 2 of this post, was available there):
Unfortunately I do not have time to read it yet, though.
Labels: celibacy, Deacons, Divine positive law, Ecclesiastical law, Edward Peters, Priesthood
5. "Row over HIV health cash"
A BITTER row has erupted in Sydney's gay community after a group of prominent activists accused the state's leading homosexual health service of squandering millions of dollars in taxpayers' money.
Gay rights campaigner Gary Burns, HIV lobbyist Shayne Chester and journalist Peter Hackney have demanded the state government "demolish" ACON, formerly known as the AIDS Council of NSW.
The trio alleged the service, which specialises in HIV prevention, care and support, received $12.6 million in government funding last year but spent only $800,000 on programs and services. In a scathing attack, the group dubbed the organisation a "gravy train" and called on Premier Kristina Keneally to hand back ACON's work to NSW Health.
[...] Mr Chester said NSW had had high rates of HIV infection for more than a decade, and this was compounded by an increase in unprotected casual sex among gay men.
"Why is this happening?" he asked. "Because ACON, which is chartered with HIV education and prevention, is failing us."
[...] In NSW cases involving HIV infection peaked in the mid-1980s, with 1636 diagnoses reported in 1987. Since then rates have dropped dramatically, with 327 new cases recorded in 2009, although that is a slight increase from 323 in 2008.