Monday, April 17, 2017

Notes: Thursday, December 1, 2016-Monday, April 17, 2017 (part 2 of 3)

4. Some sources concerned with, among other matters, the putative Establishment of the Anglican sect in New South Wales in the Colony's earliest years:
  • the pamphlet Remarks on the Status of the Presbyterian Church in the British Colonies, Addressed to the Scottish Presbyterians of Van Diemen's Land., by Mr. James Thomson, printed by H. Melville, Hobart Town, Van Diemen’s Land, 1835 or thereafter (but no later than 1840):
  • the book A Reply to Judge Burton, of The Supreme Court of New South Wales, on ‘The State of Religion’ in the Colony., by The-then-Rev.-Dr. William Ullathorne O.S.B., published by W. A. Duncan, Sydney, 1840; of greatest interest here is Ch. VI ("THE ESTABLISHMENT.") pp. 49-58 (57-66 in the digital version's reader):
Labels: Anglicans, colonialism, history, N.S.W.

5. An interesting perspective on the relationship between Amoris lætitiæ and Familiaris consortio

See the comment by alexmarison, 13 January 2017 at 8:23 PM, in the combox of the blog post "Maltese Bishops Go To The ‘Amoris laetitia’ Zoo: Disaster… inexcusable nonsense… green-lighting sacrilege", by The Rev. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, dated January 13, 2017, at Fr. Z's Blog :

Labels: Church law, Francis Bergoglio, John Paul II. Wojtyla, marriage

6. An English translation of the Message of the Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum, held in Paris, January 9-12, 2017, is available at The Council of European Bishops' Conferences' website:

Or go straight hither:

(The original French of that Message is available at the same webpage, or you can go straight hither:

That translation is also available at the official website of the pretender Patriarch of Constantinople's representation to the World Council of Churches, under the headline "Message of the Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum", dated January 16, 2017:

(That Message came to my attention via the report "Europe's Catholic, Orthodox leaders pledge to stand against terrorism", by Jonathan Luxmoore for the Catholic News Service (C.N.S.), on p. 2 in the "NEWS" pages of The Catholic Weekly, January 22, 2017, Vol. 73, No. 4964, published by The Archdiocese of Sydney, available under the headline "Europe's Catholic, Orthodox leaders say they'll stand against terrorism", by the same author, dated January 13, 2017, at C.N.S.'s website:

and, dated January 15, 2017, at the Crux website:

Labels: Church and State, Confessional State, liberalism, morals, religious liberty, secularism, Social Reign of Christ

7. H.M.A. Government will continue its "partnership with the International Planned Parenthood Federation to deliver the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program in Crisis and Post Crisis Settings (SPRINT) in the Indo-Pacific region", providing "$9.5 million over three years", bringing the Government's "total contribution to the program to $26.3 million since 2007", leading to "over 890,000 people access[ing] sexual and reproductive health services" already.

The quotations, excluding my square-bracketed interpolation, in that headline come from the media release "Supporting sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian crises", dated February 15, 2017, downloaded from the official website of the Minister for Foreign Affairs (The Hon. Julie Bishop M.P.):

See also the prepared text of the speech "2017 ANU Australasian Aid Conference", with the same date and downloaded from the same website:

(and also available at Ms Bishop's electorate website, under the headline "2017 ANU Australasian Aid Conference, Australian National University, Canberra", with the same date:

(Those two texts came to my attention via the report "Australia pledges $9.5 million to International Planned Parenthood after Trump defunded it", by Caleb Stephen, dated February 17, 2017:

Note that the funding in question is not in response to the so-called Global Gag Rule; H.M.A. Government supports the She Decides fund—set up in response to the restoration of that rule—morally (see the "Statement by Dr Sharman Stone, Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls: ‘She Decides’ International Conference", dated March 2, 2017, downloaded from the Government's official Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website:

but not financially ("Fairfax Media has confirmed the government will not be committing any funding", according to the report "Australia pledges nothing to counter Donald Trump's 'global gag rule' abortion order", by Latika Bourke, dated March 3, 2017, downloaded from The Sydney Morning Herald's website:

Labels: abortion, contraception, feminism, foreign affairs

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Easter Monday, A.D. 2017

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