Monday, April 23, 2018

Notes: Tuesday, April 18, 2017-Monday, April 23, 2018 (part 1 of 3)

1. Some changes to this blog

In this and future blog posts, I use underlining only for titles of books, blogs, &c., italics only for non-English words, and bold type only for emphasis (except for when I quote someone else, in which case I generally preserve the formatting of the quoted text); immediately before posting this part of this issue of "Notes", I applied that formatting to the text in this blog's sidebar. I also deleted from that sidebar the "News and opinion links" section, since I seldom use its links, except for the one to Dr. Henderson's Media Watch Dog, which I moved to the "Miscellaneous links" section.

Labels: blogs

2. Msgr. Williamson on, among other things, the Congress of Vienna and the consequences of the denial of original sin

See Eleison Comments Issue No. CCCLXXIII, September 6, 2014, "Donoso Cortés – I", by The Right Rev. Msgr. Richard Williamson, available at His Lordship's The St. Marcel Initiative website:

Labels: Church and State, Democratism, history, liberalism, original sin

3. Some recent publications by H.M.A. Government

3.1 Two recent pieces of Feminist propaganda from H.M.A. Government

THE CONVERSATION GUIDE and HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT RESPECT: A conversation guide for parents and families ("Easy Read" version) are available here:

or go straight hither:

and hither, respectively:

Of most interest here are the fourth points ("Why you are both equally ‘in charge’ of a relationship.") under the headings "GENDER EQUALITY" (in the former, "Gender equality" in the latter) on p. 9 of the former and p. 28 of the latter.

Labels: family, feminism, marriage

3.2 Some official sources of information about the prevailing political opinions in Australia

H.M.A. Government's Department of Home Affairs' discussion paper STRENGTHENING THE TEST FOR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP, dated April 2017, is available here:

or go straight hither:

That document refers to the citizenship test booklet Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond, which is available (published by the Communication and Engagement Branch of The Department of Home Affairs, Belconnen, A.C.T., 2018) here:

(or go straight hither:

and to the Australian Values Statement, available in its long form here:

and in its short form here:

See also the Australian citizenship pledge:

with elaboration here:

and see the 2016 booklet Life in Australia – Australian Values and Principles, which is available here:

or go straight hither:

Finally, see the prepared text of "The Integration Challenge: Maintaining successful Australian multiculturalism", a speech to have been given by The Hon. Alan Tudge M.P. (Federal Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs) on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Menzies Research Centre, Sydney:

and Mr. Tudge's transcripts "Interview with Chris Smith, 2GB Sydney" and "Interview with Tom Elliott, 3AW Melbourne" of the same day:

Labels: Democratism, feminism, liberalism, multiculturalism, religious liberty, secularism

4. Some recent political pronouncements by H.H. The Pope, whether in person or vicariously

4.1 The text of an English translation from the original Italian of H.H. The Pope's Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Address in the Synod Hall to the participants in the Convention (or Conference, or Congress) organised by The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Encyclical Populorum Progressio is available here:

and in The Holy See Press Office Daily Bulletin item "Audience with the participants in the Convention organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development on the fiftieth anniversary of “Populorum Progressio”, 04.04.2017":

I don't know whether it occured to His Holiness, but The Pope's points regarding "integrating in development all those elements that render it truly such" (those elements including "the economy, finance, work, culture, family life, religion") and "integrating among them body and soul" ("them" denoting, apparently, people in general) can be considered points in favour of having a Confessional State and union of Church and State.

Labels: Confessional State, Church and State, Social Reign of Christ

4.2 Three recent Papal mentions of 'healthy/positive secularity/secularism/laicism'

Labels: Francis Bergoglio, liberalism, morals, secularism

Reginaldvs Cantvar
St. George's Day, A.D. 2018

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