Monday, December 31, 2012

Notes: Tuesday, October 9-Monday, December 31, 2012 (part 2 of 2)

10. "The total fertility rate in Australia for 2011 was 1.88 babies per woman"

The quotation in that headline comes from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (A.B.S.) media release "Record number of women over 40 having babies", dated Octoer 25, 2012, numbered 164/2012:

See also the A.B.S. website's web-page for "3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2011":

The "Births" page to which that web-page links says that "[o]f all births registered in 2011, 66% of births were to parents in a registered marriage".

Labels: demography, families, marriage, social trends

11. "Australia had the most generous public subsidy of assisted reproductive technology in the world, with no restrictions on maternal age, marital status, social health issues such as weight and smoking, or the number of cycles that were payable under Medicare, the spokeswoman[ "for the Department of Health and Ageing"] said."

The quotation in that headline comes from the article "Medicare cuts mean 1200 babies not conceived, says IVF professor", by Peter Jean and Amy Corderory, dated October 26, 2012, downloaded from The Sydney Morning Herald's website:

Labels: A.R.T., Medicare

12. "Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other."

The quotation in that headline, which (quotation) is itself a quotation from Alexis de Tocqueville, comes from the opinion piece "Cup day: a race result with a difference . . .", by Mike Bailey, dated November 4, 2012, downloaded from the Sydney Catholic Weekly's website: Bailey Beat with Mike Bailey

(That opinion piece came to my attention via its printing under the same headline, in the same column ("The Bailey Beat with Mike Bailey"), by the same author, on p. 4 of the Sydney Catholic Weekly, November 4, 2012, Vol. 73, No. 4646, published by The Catholic Press Newspaper Company Pty. Ltd.)

Labels: religious liberty, U.S.A.

13. Dr. Furtado on abortion

See the comments section here:

and here:

Labels: Michael Furtado

14. On November 10, 2012, by the Motu Proprio whose incipit is Latina lingua, H.H. The Pope "established the Pontifical Academy for Latin, which will be part of the Pontifical Council for Culture. The new academy will be directed by a president assisted by a secretary, to be appointed by the Pope, and will comprise an academic council. It will supersede the foundation "Latinitas", established by Paul VI with the Chirograph "Romani Sermonis" of 30 June 1976."

On the same Saturday, His Holiness "[a]ppointed Ivano Dionigi and Fr. Roberto Spataro S.D.B., respectively, as president and secretary of the Pontifical Academy for Latin." (These quotations come from the V.I.S. bulletin items "POPE ESTABLISHES PONTIFICAL ACADEMY FOR LATIN" and "OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS", respectively.)

Labels: Benedict XVI. Ratzinger, Latin, Roman Curia

15. "Mr Putin, presenting his first state-of-the-nation speech since his election in March, set out a program of cautious modernisation that he said rejected any foreign interference and which would go hand in hand with a revival of traditional values."

The quotation in that headline comes from the article "Vladimir Putin outlines vision for Russia's rebirth", by Roger Boyes, dated December 14, 2012, downloaded from (behind the paywall at) The Australian's website:

Labels: Russia, Vladimir Putin

16. A couple of recent examples of G.L.B.T. propaganda:

16.1 "$2.5 million will be committed to sensitivity training for aged care workers"

The quotation in that headlne comes from the article "Call to action as gays go grey", by Dan Harrison, dated December 20, 2012, downloaded from The Sydney Morning Herald's website:

See also the earlier posts with my "aged care" label.

Labels: aged care, G.L.B.T.

16.2 "The ADF also said that the Air Force has also introduced diversity handbooks for lesbian, gay and bisexual members and commanders which will rolled out to the rest of the military."

The quotation in that headlne comes from the article "Australian soldiers to march in uniform at Mardi Gras", by Natalie O'Brien, dated December 22, 2012, downloaded from The Sydney Morning Herald's website:

See also item 1 of this Notes post.

Labels: A.D.F., G.L.B.T.

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Monday in the Octave of Christmas, A.D. 2012


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