Monday, June 25, 2012

Notes: Tuesday, May 22-Monday, June 25, 2012 (part 2 of 2)

9.2 Year Book Australia 2012, by Brian Pink/the Australian Bureau of Statistics, No. 92, ABS Catalogue No. 1301.0, ISSN 0312–4746:$file/13010_2012.pdf

Labels: demography, social trends

9.3 Census 2011:

Labels: demography, social trends

10. "[In Britain in 1952, o]nly 5 per cent of children were born to unmarried mothers, compared to 47 per cent today."

Labels: demography, social trends

11. "Cardinal-designate Francesco Coccopalmerio, President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, with Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, Secretary, has forwarded to Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan the Pontifical Council’s observations on the matter (Prot. N. 13095/2011). The observations, which were formulated in consultation with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, clarify that married permanent deacons are not bound to observe perfect and perpetual continence, as long as their marriage lasts."

(That came to my attention via this CathNews post.)

The comments at the web-page to which that Liturgy article hyperlinks as the source for the quotation in item 11's headline are worth at least skim reading. Of particular interest are this comment by Fr. Van Hove and this comment by one David J. White.

Labels: celibacy, Deacons

12. "Now [Family Planning NSW] train[s] most of the GPs in NSW."

(That article came to my attention via the version of it which was published as "Pioneer gave birthing choices", by Nathan Klein, p. 17 (on the "NSW Woman of the Year"), the Sydney Daily Telegraph, Thursday, May 31, 2012, Vol. 1, No. 2554.)

Labels: Family Planning NSW

13. "''Today no one would say, 'keep your sexual identity at home or in the club', but we feel able to say 'please don't bring your religion into our space'.''"

Labels: social trends

14. The latest on the push for Gay-favourable blood donation policies

(That came to my attention via this post by Terra.)

See also this Notes post from 2010.

Labels: G.L.B.T., Red Cross

15. "Uganda has announced a ban on 38 non-governmental organisations it accuses of undermining the national culture by promoting homosexuality."

Labels: G.L.B.T., N.G.O.s, Uganda

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. William, Abbot, A.D. 2012


Matthias said...

Cardinal i see that you have not blogged for a while Ihope all is well

Cardinal Pole said...

I am indeed well, thanks, Matthias (and I hope that you're well, too). God willing, I'll update the blog next Monday.