Monday, May 5, 2014

Notes: Tuesday, March 18-Monday, May 5, 2014 (part 1 of 2)

1. More from H.H. The Pope Emeritus (though gloriously reigning at the time of the pronouncement in question) on 'healthy secularity'

See §29 of Ecclesia in Medio Oriente (the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Church in the Middle East), September 14, 2012, pp. 751 ff. (§29 is on p. 764 (p. 18 in your computer's reader)) of Acta Apostolicæ Sedis, Year and Vol. CIV, No. 10, October 5, 2012:

Ecclesia in Medio Oriente is also available in French here:

and in English translation here:

(That reference to 'secularity' came to my attention via the item "SUMMARY OF THE POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION "ECCLESIA IN MEDIO ORIENTE"", dated September 15, 2012, in The Holy See Press Office's Vatican Information Service e-mail bulletin of September 15, 2012, Year XXII, No. 163, available online under the same headline, but undated, here:

Labels: Benedict XVI. Ratzinger, morals, politics, secularism

2. On March 10, 2014, H.M. The Queen gave the Royal Assent to the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.

See Notice No. 2017122, Notice Type "Parliament & Assemblies", Sub-Type "Scottish Parliament" (Notice Code: 1208), The London Gazette, Issue No. 60808, p. 5424, March 17, 2014:

One can also find the text of that notice here:

(The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill came to my attention most recently via this CathNews post regarding this Catholic News Service article.)

Labels: Elizabeth II. Windsor, G.L.B.T., law, marriage, U.K.

3. Cardinal Turkson on recent African legislation against sodomy (and on Rome's reaction to that legislation)

See the article "Catholicism growing in heart of Muslim world", by Mr. John Allen, apparently undated, downloaded from The Boston Globe's website:

See also the article "Cardinal Turkson criticises Uganda’s anti-gay law", no author credited, dated Tuesday, March 4, 2014, downloaded from

Labels: G.L.B.T., law, Peter Turkson, Roman Curia, vice

4. Prof. Baskerville on no-fault divorce

See the article "Five Myths about No-Fault Divorce", by Associate Professor Stephen Baskerville, apparently undated, downloaded from the Catholic News Agency's website:

(That article came to my attention via this blog post by Mr. Muehlenberg.)

Labels: divorce, law, marriage

5. "It takes about 20 hours a week to exclusively breastfeed - feeding a baby is by itself a part-time job."

The quotation in that headline comes from the opinion piece "Baby care needs nurturing", by Dr. Julie Smith, dated March 24, 2014, downloaded from The Sydney Morning Herald's website:

Labels: breastfeeding, economics

6. More aged care and disability care Gay propaganda

See the web page "LGBTI Aged Care Training", no author credited, undated, downloaded from ACON's website:

(Note that that webpage is the same webpage to which the link in item 1 of this "Notes" post leads; the U.R.L. and content of that webpage have, however, clearly changed.)

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

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Pius V., Pope, Confessor, A.D. 2014

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