Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Notes: Tuesday, August 9-Tuesday, August 16, 2011 (part 2 of 2)

7. A scandalous opinion piece, by an Australian Conciliar Bishop, on marriage


(CathNews also linked to that article here.)

Labels: G.L.B.T., James Foley, law, marriage, morality, theology

8. A little more on the 1824 upgrading of New South Wales's colonial status

In this issue of Notes from about this time last year I quoted an interesting item from the "on this day" section of the Sydney Daily Telegraph's history page. This year's version of that item gave a little bit more information:
1824 London upgrades NSW from a penal colony to a "crown colony" with its own legislative council and supreme court - a milestone on the roadway to democracy and nationhood.
[p. 76, Thursday, August 11, 2011]
It's still not clear from that whether a legislative council and a supreme court are of the essence of a British crown, as distinct from penal, colony or whether those were additional, non-essential features.

(The day of that upgrading was itself the anniversary of another event in British colonial history, as the second item before the 1824 one reported:
1784 The British government introduces a Bill to the House of Commons allowing it to resume transportation of criminals, with the destination unstated after the revolt of the American colonies but NSW in mind.
Labels: colonialism

9. "I struggle to think of a stronger attack by a western European leader on the church than Enda Kenny's"


Labels: Ireland

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Joachim, Confessor, A.D. 2011

1 comment:

Cardinal Pole said...

You might have noticed that I'd omitted labels from items 8 and 9. Those omissions were unintended, so I've just added the labels "colonialism" and "Ireland" to item 8 and item 9, respectively.