Saturday, May 30, 2009

Scripturelink: Up To Date: Service: Clearing up Bad Links, Despite a serious error, which destroyed the previous version of our site, we are up once again

(Scripturelink: Up To Date: Service )

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--Release from the Scripturelink Search engine -- http://search.scripturelink.net --

Release written by Marc Aupiais

Despite our current, and new webhost accidentally deleting our entire online site, and discontinuing service for days, we have cleared it up with the web hosting service provided, and launched for a second time, our new hosted versions of Kindstuff, Scripturelink, and Marcaupiais (poetry).

What used to be http://scripturelink.googlepages.com/search has become http://search.scripturelink.net/search,

What used to be http://kindstuff.googlepages.com has become http://kindstuff.scripturelink.net/,

What was once: http://marcaupiais.googlepages.com is noted now as http://poetry.scripturelink.net/,

All of which are in response to events which have seen Google closing down Google Pages (and transferring those who don't opt out: to the javascript hating Google Sites). Googlepages, which freely had allowed so many people easy access to the communication potential of the internet: the "previous web host", which had disinterestedly allowed us, and many other Google users to place our content online for the first time. Googlepages: which had been the birthplace of the Scripturelink Search Engine, and of Kindstuff, and all our contents and features, which have fared so well.

Perhaps it was time after all: for us to move to paid hosting, perhaps this is a good thing, it certainly is nice to have our own domain name finally, and after years of operation, and being an advertising free service (even as Google places still, adverts on our searches to fund themselves, and not us), it perhaps was the shove we needed.

We've created two blogs to keep you up to date with our day to day running, here at scripturelink.net,

The first, is http://scripturelink.net/update, which is designed to inform you of important variations to our content, such as the exclusion, or addition of sites to our search engines, or other important, and notable issues. The second blog, to keep you up to date, is this one (http://scripturelink.net/uptodate), which will likely be much more specific and technical.

We still have one major problem, old links are moved from Google to us in a manner, which links to our previous content's setup. Our new host, wont accept some characters, which Googlepages created automatically. We of course changed most of the internal structure of our pages, with a custom made replacement tool, which we developed specifically for the task, but some old links may still not work. If you come across these, please tell us: we have built javascript into our error handing system to handle some of the broken links. We can do the same with any new ones.

Thank you for reading this announcement.

Enjoy. Marc Aupiais




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New Additions to Scripturelink Search Engine: New blog and search site reviewed, added!

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--Release from the Scripturelink Search engine -- http://search.scripturelink.net --

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We have recently been requested to review, and added two fascinating sites to the http://search.scripturelink.net/search search engine.

The Cross Reference- by JEFF PINYAN

Which is a thoroughly Catholic blog, which does not shy from controversy, nor confrontation, and seems more than a worthy addition to the Scripturelink Search engine. Unlike many other Catholic blogs, which failed dismally, when we applied our Orthodoxy test to them, this site is not only Orthodox, but holds a view of the liturgy, and other issues very close to that of the Papacy. It is researched thoroughly, and of note. The Author of it, is also to publish a book on the litergy soon, I truly hope the book keeps with the excellence of this site!

Secondly, is a perl search site, which we quickly added to our Scripturelink search engine


Main parts of their Perl Search Site JEFF PINYAN:

http://japhy.perlmonk.org/bible/

Such is noted by the creator of it: as:

"I've put together a search tool for the English translation of the Catechism (and its Compendium), a search tool for 100+ Magisterial documents, and a reference tool for looking up readings from the Lectionary at my blog, The Cross Reference.": when we were contacted by its creator.

Catechism:

http://japhy.perlmonk.org/bible/catechism.cgi


Compendium:

http://japhy.perlmonk.org/bible/compendium.cgi


Magisterial Documents (includes what they call 11 ordinary documents)):

http://japhy.perlmonk.org/bible/magisterium.cgi


Lectionary:

http://japhy.perlmonk.org/bible/lectionary.cgi



The Author of both these sites, has also written a book, as mentioned, he speaks of it here:

http://thecrossreference.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-big-news.html

We would not shy away from saying that so far, these new additions to the Scripturelink Search Engine, are more than worthwhile!





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Africa; CAR: Priests on strike, after Vatican investication into priestly promiscuousity causes archbishop to resign

(Tridentine South Africa; c.f. Catholic Cutlure (Catholic; independent; American) 27 / 05 (May) / 2009 ; 29 / 05 (May) / 2009 )

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--29 / May / 2009- Central African Republic- Priests go on strike--

An investigation into the Catholic priesthood, in the Central African Republic, by the Vatican's: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, has lead to the resignation of Archbishop Paulin Pomodimo (aged 54, appointed in 2003), of the Archdiocese of Bangui. Priests in the Central African Republic (CAR), have subsequently gone on a one day strike. A Vatican report, had noted that many priests were leading promiscuous lives under the aforementioned Bangui Archbishop.

According to the investigation, done by Archbishop Robert Sarah, the Congregation's Secretary: the prior mentioned: Bangui Archbishop: Paulin Pomodimo, has had:



"a moral attitude [...] not always in conformity with his commitments to follow Christ in chastity, poverty and obedience."


(Catholic Cutlure (Catholic; independent; American) 29 / 05 (May) / 2009 ).



This investigation was reportedly shortly followed by the investigated Archbishop's resignation from his post in the Central African Republic. Reporting on the findings: the news service branch of laity initiative Catholic Culture notes: that the Vatican's investigation reported that many CAR priests:



"have homes and children"

(Catholic Cutlure (Catholic; independent; American)27 / 05 (May) / 2009)

And that a local newspaper had noted: that most Catholic Priests in CAR, have girlfirends, and children.



The resignation, was hot on the heals of the (16th / (05) May / 2009) resignation of: the Diocese of Bossangoa's Bishop: François-Xavier Yombandje of Bossangoa (aged 52), who in 2007 lead the CAR Bishops' Conference.



The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples's report, attacked not only the single bishop who most recently resigned, but noted varying levels of the "cupability", among all levels of the hierarchy in CAR.



It is not unique for Clergy and Bishops to be involved in scandals in recent times. With local hierarchies of The Church: increasingly apposing the Vatican, in both the Developing and Developed world, and the open ignoring of various aspects of Catholic Dogmas and morality, among many members of the hierarchy. The Vatican, of late: has found its representatives increasingly hard to govern. The power exerted, to successfully gain the resignations of the two bishops, has certainly been a larger exertion of force, by the hierarchy, than has been seen recently.



Following the resignation, the report, and its demand that they change: local priests in CAR, have decided to go on strike for a single day, and have done so.



While the Vatican views those in the priesthood, to be servants of a vocation, many African cultures, according to one published opinion on the issue, spurred on by a stronger group identity, and family solidarity than in the west: increasingly have yielded many priests, which are encouraged to enter the clergy, by families which gain esteem from the position. Much like policemen in some countires, priests hold an esteemed position: meaning that the priesthood is not a sacrifice, but a gain for many in Africa: socially and economically.



Celebacy, is part of the vows of poverty and obedience, that are associated with the priesthood, however: even in Developed Countries, the Church has had some trouble inforcing various aspects of priests' committments. This has been enhanced by a shortage of priests, and a decline in actively practicing Catholics. In addition to the seemingly forsaking of their vows involving celibacy, the Vatican report, also claimed that the priests had ignored their vows to poverty, in that they had their own houses.



Whatever the motivation of the priests, who went on strike for a single day, the decision to strike over the replacing of Bangui Archbishop: Paulin Pomodimo : has again broken with the official Church regulations.



Canon 1373 of the 1983 Codification of Canon law: forbids persons from inciting their "subjects" to disobedience against the "Ordinary" or "Apostolic See", due to an act of "Ecclesiastical Authority".



CAR, according to Catholic Culture, is 21% Roman Catholic, and has 9 Dioceses. In June 2007, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, visited CAR. According to Catholic Hierarchy (link): Bangui Archdiocese, in 2004, was 21.95% Catholic, Bossangoa Diocese, was 25.00% Catholic.





Summary words and phrases:

Central African Republic; Archbishop Paulin Pomodimo; Archdiocese of Bangui; investigation by Archbishop Robert Sarah, leads to resignation of CAR Archbishop, strike by local priests.



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[See What We See News Archive] Ibreviary Priest comes out with Facebook Gadget!!!!!!!!!!

[Additional note by Editor of "South African Catholic": c.f. http://pope2you.net/

Available in French, German, Spanish, English, Italian: this application was brought to you by the same priest, who invented  IbreviaryFather Paolo Padrini. It is unconfirmed, to my knowledge, whether or not the pope knows about the application. ]


Cool; Vatican announces Facebook application !!
(Secular; American; Independent)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/22/AR2009052200609_2.html?hpid=sec-religion

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Posted By Friend of a Saint to See What We See News Archive at 5/23/2009 09:42:00 AM

[See What We See News Archive] Cool Stuff I Read this Week ...

(See What We See: News Archive)


New virus found in Africa...
http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/05/29/lujo-virus.html?ref=rss


Four million hits to Pope2You Website since launched.
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3064


Catholic Priest, Father Cutie, of Miami, leaves catholic church...

Father Cutie, who has recently been the talk of much debate regarding pictures shown of him on a public beach with a woman he claims he has fallen in love with raised huge controversy over the celebacy of Catholic priests has made his decision to step away from the Catholic faith, sadly.
The Episcopalian church is part of the Anglican Communion, which traces its roots to the Church of England, formed when King Henry VIII split from the Roman Catholic Church in order to divorce and remarry. They have men and women, married or single priests, and controversy over gay priests within.

This has saddened some Catholics and has others claiming it might be time to end the celibacy rule.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/05/11/florida.priest.affair


Very cool fossil hunter, from Keyna, Richard Leakey, comes to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) this weekend in Toronto....
http://www.thestar.com/article/641653


Canadian Hockey rituals vs Religion ... dunno, craziness, it could only be Canada!!
http://www.thestar.com/article/640935


Gaia Politics: climatologists predict .... our earth, turn our lights off, Mr. Editor :-) ???
http://www.thestar.com/article/638387
http://www.thestar.com/article/638386

I was driving on the 401 (highway in TO) and all of a sudden I was surrounded by cops, everywhere ... absolutely, no mission from God, I think God is shaking his head sometimes... Bush had arrived.
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/642352

Sadly, at 44, Peter Zezel has died. Lots of Canadians, dads and oh yeah, moms too, are into hockey for all the wrong reasons, I avoid the political side to this as much as possible and hate more than anything the trashing of kids in this sport.
But because my favourite little men in this world are very involved in it, thats difficult. I liked this coach, he was kind and liked my son, unfortunately we declined his offer. This is one coach who strongly stood up and said how horrible parents can be by slandering children and trashing them verbally anonymously on the infamous N54 site. This site was temporarily suspended this week and as of today the owner has deleted it permanetly, say good bye to the trash site, Peter I'm sure you are smiling from above, what will these parents do with all their time now??
http://www.thestar.com/sports/article/642644

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Posted By Friend of a Saint to See What We See News Archive at 5/30/2009 04:38:00 AM

Friday, May 29, 2009

"Americas" News: "Obama" nominates pro-"abortionists", self-proclaimed "pro-life" "professor" "Miguel H. Diaz" for position of new "USA" "Ambassador" to the "Vatican"

(Social Justice South Africa ; c.f. "Creative Minority Report" (Catholic; Independent; American) 28 / 05 (May) / 2009, which quotes an article by the "AP" ("Associated Press": "American"; Secular; Independent) ; "Catholic Culture" (Catholic; Independent; American) 29 / 05 (May) / 2009 ; "Inside Catholic" (Independent; American; Catholic) 16/ 03 / 2009 ; "Cardinal Newman Society" (Catholic; Independent; American) 03 / 03 (March) / 2009 )

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"Catholic Culture" ("Catholic Culture" (Catholic; Independent; American) 29 / 05 (May) / 2009 ) reports: that: "Archbishop" "Pietro Sambi", the "Vatican's" "Nuncio" ("ambassador"), to the "United States of America" ("U.S.A"), has praised the nomination by the "US" "President" for the appointment, of "Miguel H. Diaz": as "U.S." "Ambassador" to the "Holy See"/"Vatican City State". The appointment, which had yet to be accepted by the "Vatican" officially, has been made by " "pro"-"abortion", "Democrat Party", "U.S." ("United States of America") "President", "Barack Hussein Obama". According to "Catholic Culture", the "Archbishop", who holds the position: of the "Vatican's" "Nuncio" in the "U.S." jurisdiction: has called the appointment of "Professor" "Miguel H. Diaz", a "funder" of "Obama's" electoral campaign  "an excellent choice" (ibid).

The "Vatican", according to some news services, including source(s) quoted by the "BBC", has apparently rejected multiple candidates for the job, which were reportedly unofficially put to the "papacy"/"Holy See". The reason given by these sources: was that the "Candidates", were not "pro"-"life".

The suggested appointment, by the "Obama" "Administration":

"Cuban-American" "Hispanic": "Miguel H. Diaz", a funder of, and according to another source, an advisor to "Barack Obama's" election campaign: has purportedly claimed in "January" "2009", to a "Spanish" language paper (ibid), that he was "pro"-"life", from "conception" until "death". "Diaz", was among 26 ("twenty-Six") "Catholics", who signed a written statement: in support of the  "nomination of ["U.S."] Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic whose support for [so-called] abortion rights was criticized by conservative Catholics." ("Creative Minority Report" (Catholic; Independent; American)28 / 05 (May) / 2009, the quote here is from an article by the "AP" ("Associated Press": "American"; Secular; Independent)).

"Kathleen Sebelius", has been noted for her "honoring" of "Late Term" "Abortionist", "Dr. George Tiller", who stood trial on 19 ("Nineteen") counts of the "misdemeanor" of allegedly performing "Late term" "Abortions", without a "mandatory", "independent": "second opinion" (according to "Inside Catholic" (Independent; American; Catholic) 16/ 03 / 2009). She apparently threw a "party" (ibid) in honour of the "Late Term" "Abortionist" which was attended "[o]nly"(ibid) by the "Late Term Abortionist", his "wife" (ibid), and "clinic staff" (ibid), seemingly from his "Abortion" "Clinic".


 According to "Inside Catholic" , she ("Kathleen Sebelius"), whom "Professor" "Miguel H. Diaz", publically supported recently, had allegedly made use of her "veto" "right", as "Governor" of "Kansas", in order to "protect"(ibid) those practising "Late Term Abortions" (ibid): vetoing two bills: the first of which would allow "Late Term Abortionists" to be "sued" via "private lawsuits" (ibid), and the second bill, which she purportedly vetoed: requiring "explicit medical reasons" (ibid) for performing these "Abortions". She has been advised by a "Catholic" "Bishop" ("Archbishop" "Joseph Naumann"(ibid)), not to take communion.

"Miguel H. Diaz", (whom "Vatican" "nuncio" to the "USA", "Archbishop" "Pietro Sambi", has publicly praised as an "excellent choice" (quote by "Catholic Culture"), as "U.S.A" "Ambassador" to the "Vatican": as noted above,) had reportedly, voiced definite support for "Kathleen Sebelius", seemingly: for her to become the "Obama" "Administration's": "Health and Human Services Secretary"..

"Miguel H. Diaz", has seemingly slurred the "Conservatives", by saying that he wants to move past what he terms as "politics of fear" ("Creative Minority Report" (Catholic; Independent; American)28 / 05 (May) / 2009, which quotes here an article by the "AP" ("Associated Press": "American"; Secular; Independent) ), and towards: "the politics of hope" (ibid). He has further refused to give his positions on issues, saying it would be "inappropriate" (quote ibid).

Called an "Hispanic Roman Catholic Theologian" (quote: ibid), by the "Associated Press" ("AP") , "Professor" "Miguel H. Diaz", received his "PHD" ("Doctorate"), from the "Indiana", "U.S.A": "University of Notre Dame" (which recently disobeyed regulations by the "USCCB" ("U.S." "Bishops'" "Conference"). "Notre Dame" did so, in  giving "Obama" an honorary "Law" "Doctorate", and the position of "Commencement Speaker", at an important function, despite his support of legalising "infanticide", and making "abortion" easier, and his pre-election claim that he would take away restrictions, which have in the past allowed "medical" "doctors" to refuse to perform "abortions"). "AP" notes that he ("Miguel H. Diaz") acted in an advisory role, in the "Barack Hussein Obama" electoral campaign.

"Miguel H. Diaz" (affiliated with: "College of St. Benedict / St. John’s University (Minnesota)", according to "Cardinal Newman Society" (Catholic; Independent; American) 03 / 03 (March) / 2009), has himself, gained criticism, by the "pro"-"life"/"anti"-"abortion" demographic, with the "President" of the "Cardinal Newman Society", "Patrick J. Reilly", noting him and others as one of:

“These professors [that are] are giving comfort and aid to those whose stated goals are to advance policies directly opposed to Catholic teachings on life issues, and [and of "Miguel H. Diaz" and others mentiond: that] they do it under the guise of fidelity to Jesus Christ."
("Creative Minority Report" (Catholic; Independent; American) 28 / 05 (May) / 2009; "Cardinal Newman Society" (Catholic; Independent; American) 03 / 03 (March) / 2009 )


See What We See: "British" ex-"Prime Minister": "Baroness" "Thatcher" Visits the "Pope"

(See What We See: News Archive; c.f. "BBC World News" (Secular; British; Governmental) 28 / 05 (May) / 2009; "Catholic Culture" (Catholic; Independent; American) 22 / 05 (May) / 2009 ; 27 / 05 (May) / 2009; "Catholic Education" (Catholic; Independent; American) includes: article from "The Wall Street Journal" (Secular; American; Independent) 17 / 06 (June) / 2005; "Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights" (Catholic; Independent; American) 29 / 05 (May) / 2009 ; "National Catholic Register" (Catholic; Independent; American) 27 / 05 (May) / 2009 ; "Telegraph" (British; Secular; Independent) 22/ 05 (May) / 2009 ; 10 / 04 (April) / 2009 ; on "Charles Moore __/__/__ )

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Article by Marc Aupiais

In what has been interestingly labeled as "not a private audience" (quote: "BBC World News" (Secular; British; Governmental) 28 / 05 (May) / 2009)) by "Vatican officials"(ibid), but rather, as a "mark of ["Pope" "Benedict XVI's"] respect for Baroness Thatcher" (ibid) , by the unnamed "Vatican officials" (ibid), quoted by the "BBC": "His Holiness" "Pope" "Benedict XVI", has had a short conversation with "Great Britain's" ex-"Prime Minister", the famous, and infamous "Baroness" "Margaret Thatcher" (83- "Eighty-Three" years old).

The planned conversation with the ex-"Prime Minister" of "Great Britain", occurred shortly after the "Pope" had given a regular a "Public Audience", to the general public.

Despite the seemingly relaxed atmosphere, the meeting was planned, and requested in advance, by "Thatcher's" friend "Carla Powell" ("Catholic Culture" (Catholic; Independent; American) 22 / 05 (May) / 2009 ; "Telegraph" (British; Secular; Independent) 22/ 05 (May) / 2009), though not by "Thatcher" herself.



"Catholic Culture" ("Catholic Culture" (Catholic; Independent; American) 27 / 05 (May) / 2009), notes that "Margaret Thatcher", was not only accompanied by "Paul Johnson", whom the "BBC" notes as a "Catholic writer and historian"(28 / 05 (May) / 2009) , and "Catholic Culture" calls "noted" (quote), but was further accompanied by her "biographer" (also "Catholic") : "Charles Moore".

Third Visit

"Margaret Thatcher" is currently, an "Anglican", according to "National Catholic Register", although the "BBC" (which seems more credible here, especially given "Thatcher's" history), noted that she was raised a "Methodist", and other sources claim she is currently "Methodist". It is the third recorded visit to the "Holy See"/"Vatican", of the woman who was "Great Britain's" "Prime Minister", from "1979" to "1990" ("National Catholic Register"), and it seems to have gone off well.

"Margaret Thatcher" and the "Holy See"/"Vatican", a history:

Having met: the Late "Pope Paul VI" (as leader of the "Opposition" (quote)), and the Late "Pope John Paul II" ("November" (quote) of "1980" (quote) - to put pressure on "Irish Republicans" (quote) on a hunger strike) (above quotes in this paragraph: according to "Telegraph" (British; Secular; Independent) 22/ 05 (May) / 2009), this seems to be her first non-political visit to the "Roman Catholic" "Pontiff", who is now "John Paul II's" successor: "Pope" "Benedict XVI".

Current "British" "Prime Minister": "Gordon Brown", also visited "Pope Benedict XVI", in "February" this year, and has invited the "pontiff", to visit the "United Kingdom".

"Lady" "Margaret Thatcher's" company at the event:

More about "noted" (quote of article by"Catholic Culture") "historian", and "Journalist" "Paul Johnson"

In an article which has been reproduced online ("Catholic Education" (Catholic; Independent; American) which includes: an article from "The Wall Street Journal" (Secular; American; Independent) 17 / 06 (June) / 2005 ), "Paul Johnson", wrote for "The Wall Street Journal", in an article entitled: "What Europe Really Needs." (June 17, 2005), that

"as an entity [Europe] is sick and [that] the European Union as an institution [in his view:] is in disorder [this, he says,]cannot be denied." (ibid)

"Catholic Education" notes that "Paul Johnson" has written for: "New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Spectator, and the Daily Telegraph" (ibid). The "Catholic League", meanwhile indirectly notes "Margaret Thatcher's" companion ("Paul Johnson"), as a "bestselling author" (paraphrase of: "Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights" (Catholic; Independent; American) 29 / 05 (May) / 2009 ).

"Charles Moore": "editor", "columnist", "Catholic"

 "Charles Moore" was once the editor the "Britain's" "Telegraph" newspaper, and according to a resource linked to by "Catholic Culture", is a "Catholic". He seemingly is satirically bemused, by "Catholic" "Convert", and "ex-Prime Minister", "Tony Blair's" attitude to "Catholicism", having publicly mocked ("Telegraph" (British; Secular; Independent) 10 / 04 (April) / 2009) the former "Prime Minister" ("Blair), in the public domain, when "Blair" suggested that the "Catholic Church", must change to accommodate "Blair's" ideas: such as that "Homosexuality" is "Good", and that central leadership ain't that nice (to paraphrase a previous situation, and "Blair's" comments to a "Gay" magazine). The "Disordered[ness]" of "Homosexuality", and the requirement for the Central leadership of the "Church" by the "papacy", are both defined "Catholic" "Dogmas".

 "Charles Moore", "Thatcher's" "biographer", as an editor:

"Moore" has previously edited: "The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator", according to the "Telegraph" website ("Telegraph" (British; Secular; Independent): on "Charles Moore __/__/__ ), but now writes "editorials", having retired from the post of "editor".

Context of the Trip, and "Thatcher's" "audience" with the "Pope"


The "Telegraph" reports, that "Margaret Thatcher", visited the "Pope", on the way to stay with her friend "Lady" "Carla Powell" ( "Telegraph" (British; Secular; Independent) 22/ 05 (May) / 2009). "Lady" "Carla Powell's" husband "Charles Powell", it reports, was "Thatcher's" advisor on "foreign policy"(ibid) when "Thatcher" occupied "Number 10" "Downing Street", as "British Prime Minister".


While other services, are attempting to analyze this visit, it might be noted, that the meeting/audience with "Pope" "Benedict XVI", by "Lady" "Margaret Thatcher", was arranged, not as though directly by "Thatcher", which would give more room to speculate, but rather, by a friend of "Thatcher", with no reference as to any personal request by "Thatcher" for the visit, that this service has come across.

Without analyzing their statement further, the  "Telegraph" ((British; Secular; Independent) 22/ 05 (May) / 2009), noted that the meeting, which took place on "Wednesday" (ibid), as planned: was in fact, arranged by "Lady" "Carla Powell", whom "Thatcher" is staying with in "Rome", "Italy". The "Vatican State", is an entire country, inside of "Italy", by the city of "Rome", and is very nearby where "Carla Powell" stays.  







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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Update: We're Up: technical error since 14th of May, solved

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Canada's War Crimes Act

You can run but you can't hide here in Canada ... Rwandan convicted is first to be found guilty under Canada's War Crimes Act for his role in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, in which 800,000 people were killed. The following is a blurb copied from the National Post on Saturday, May 23, 2009.

"We hope that today's precedent-setting verdict marks a turning point, signaling that from this day forward Canada will vigorously pursue justice against modern-era war criminals who enjoy impunity in this country," Frank Dimant, executive vice-president of B'nai Brith Canada said in a statement. "In the case of Nazi-era criminals, unfortunately it is likely too late to use this prosecution remedy, which rests largely on the testimony of witnesses."

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

'Palestine', 'Middle East': 'Pope' 'Benedict XVI' supports an 'independent' 'Palestinian' State

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. 'The Star' (an 'IOL' paper: secular; Independent; South African) 14 / 05 (May) / 2009; 'BBC World News' (secular; Independent; British) 10 / 01 (January) / 2005; 17 / 06 (June) / 2007)

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Article by Marc Aupiais

'Benedict XVI' supports a 'Two State' 'Israeli'/'Palestinian' solution

According to 'South Africa''s 'The Star' newspaper: on the 13th of 'May' '2009', the 'Roman Catholic' 'Pontiff', and 'Vatican head of State', 'His Holiness', 'Pope Benedict XVI': had for the second time, during his recent 'Middle Eastern' trip, called for a "two-state" (quote from IOL) solution to the 'Israeli'/'Palestinian' quagmire of death, politics and violence.

In context, the 'pontiff''s statements of support, were made to 'Palestinian' 'President' 'Mahmoud Abbas', who has control of the 'West Bank', and is a founding member of 'Fatah', a political front for 'Yasser Arafat''s 'Palestine Liberation Organisation'('PLO'). They were not made to 'Hamas' (acronym for 'Islamic resistance Movement'), which recently caused a massive backlash from the previous 'moderate' 'Israeli' administration, which has now been replaced by a less 'moderate' administration.

'Pope' 'Benedict XVI' had already called for an 'independent' 'Palestine', on 'Monday', when he arrived in the territory known as 'Israel'. Some analysts, view the 'Israeli' response to what they called 'terrorism', by 'Hamas', as the last clutching at straws, of the more 'moderate' predecessor, of current 'Israeli' 'Prime Minister': 'Benjamin Netanyahu', who 'The Star' notes: does not believe that Palestinians are ready to govern themselves, and has not openly called for a 'Palestinian State'.

The 'Pope', noted his support for such a plan, as an 'independent' 'Palestine', to the 'Israelis', in "Israel', and now to the 'Palestinians', in 'Palestine', with his statements to 'Palestinian' 'Prime Minister' 'Mahmoud Abbas':

"Mr President, the Holy See supports the right of your people to a sovereign Palestinian homeland in the land of your forefathers, secure and at peace with its neighbours, within internationally recognised borders."
('The Star' (an 'IOL' paper: secular; Independent; South African) 14 / 05 / 2009)

Visiting 'Abrahamic' 'Holy sites'

Before making the statement he did, 'Pope' 'Benedict XVI', had already visited the 'Wailing Wall', and 'Dome of Rock', in 'Jerusalem'. The first, a 'Jewish' 'Holy Site', the second, an 'Islamic' one. 'Islam', 'Christianity', and 'Judaism', all consider 'Jerusalem' to be a 'Holy' city, containing 'Holy' sites.


'Holocaust' Memorial

On a previous day: After 'Pope' 'Benedict XVI', lamented the 'Holocaust', at a 'Holocaust memorial' (known to have at least one display alleged as attacking the 'Catholic Church', and 'Pope' 'Pius XII' who lead the church in 'World War II'), a man 'Euronews' called 'Israel's' top 'Rabbi', picked the 'Pope's' speech apart, noting that he had not used the word 'murdered', but the word 'killed', when referring to the millions who 'Benedict XVI' affirmed: died in the 'holocaust'/'Shoah'. The 'Rabbi' was also noting that the 'pope', did not, in his opinion, mention the 'Nazis' explicitly. Having monitored the speech for our viewers, this service notes: that the 'pontiff', who himself was subjected to 'Nazi' coercion, and in protest, deserted the 'German' army in 'World War II', seemed to focus less on the politics, and more on the human element, further, lamenting, as many of the 'rabbi''s contemporaries have not: that 'genocides' and the like continue to be performed today, and must be stopped.

"Pilgrim of Peace" ('Pope' 'Benedict XVI')

'Pope' 'Benedict XVI', has repeatedly been quoted, as claiming he has taken this journey as a 'spiritual' "pilgrim of peace".









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'EU', 'Europe', 'Spain': 'Socialist' 'Executive' want to increase 'abortions'

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Euronews (Secular; French; Independent; seemingly biased on some subjects) 14 / 05 / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais

According to 'Euronews', the 'socialist' 'Spanish' government, has decided to further legalize 'abortions' (the killing of a mother's human offspring, while still in the womb). The 'Spanish' 'socialist' rulers, have often clashed with the 'Catholic Church' in the country, which almost openly supports their 'opposition'. The 'socialists', came to power as a result of the 'Madrid' 'terror attacks', which the 'Islamist' 'Al Qaeda',had aimed at 'passenger trains'.

According to 'Euronews', the legislation will allow women, extending this to females under the tender age of 16, to have an abortion up to 14 ('fourteen') weeks, which is about three and a half (about 3 months and 15 days) months, into pregnancy. 'Euronews' notes, that 'Spain''s often abused 'abortion' laws, previously usually required a 'medical condition' to be present. The 'Catholic Church', also condemned the current 'pro'-'abortion' legislation, as it is condemning the suggested amendment.

The 'Socialist' 'Spanish' 'Government's' 'health minister': 'Trinidad Jiménez', also wants to make the 'morning after pill', an over the counter drug. The 'pill', according to the 'Catholic Church', itself functions as an abortant, when its other functions have not succeeded.

The current codification of the 'Catholic Church's' 'Canon Law', automatically excommunicates persons from the 'Catholic Church', both for procuring, or assisting in an 'Abortion', but further, for assistance given. Such excommunication, also takes into account a number of other factors.

While the legislation has yet to be passed, and is being apposed by the 'Roman Catholic Church', and 'Spain's' 'official opposition party': the 'Popular Party', it is unlikely that anything, but 'social forces' could prevent this further falling away from respect for the 'womb borne' 'child'. 'Spain', already creates children outside of the womb, 'abortion'/'killings' are then performed, or 'freezing', of those which have a 'genetic makeup' ('DNA') other than that the parents ask for, the 'designed' child, which survives, must meet the parents requirements in such cases, in order to be placed in their womb, and carried to term. Such was also apposed by the weakened'Spanish Catholic Church', as abortion, 'Genetic Modification of human beings', and 'implanting' an 'embryo', are all apposed by the 'Catholic Church'.




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Monday, May 11, 2009

From "Fides Service": "AFRICA/CHAD - Rebel attacks force humanitarian aid organizations to limit services to thousands of refugees"

(Social Justice South Africa)

Note by Marc Aupiais


From "Fides Service",who report that "Chad" blames "Sudan" for "rebel" attacks, which cause issues to "Humanitarian" relief.

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AFRICA/CHAD - Rebel attacks force humanitarian aid organizations to limit services to thousands of refugees

N'Djamena (Agenzia Fides) – Rebels continue their attacks in east Chad, where on May 4 they launched an offensive from the border with Sudan (see Fides 6/5/2009). A spokesman from the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) declared that the objective of the troops is to take control of the capital city of N'Djamena and the main cities of Chad.

The government in Chad confirmed the advance of the rebel forces, however affirming that Chad's air force has bombed several UFR strongholds. N'Djamena has also reiterated the accusation that Sudan is supporting the guerrillas. A spokesman from the Chad government also claims that another group of Chad's rebels have been located on the border of the Central African Republic, whose government has not confirmed the news by has expressed its great concern for the situation. The crisis in Chad, the Central African Republic, and Darfur (western Sudan) are, in fact, related. It is precisely through the low security on the borders that groups of guerrillas and bandits are able to continue attacking border towns. The UN has deployed a mission in Chad and the Central African Republic, in an effort to protect the local refugee camps. Their presence, however, has not helped in facilitating the continuation of humanitarian aid activity in the camps of Goz Beida, the town that was first attacked by the rebels. It is the only conflict between rebels and the Chad Army that has been registered thus far. The rebels have not entered Goz Beida itself, but have taken control of two nearby villages.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has stated that it has reduced its own activities in a camp of 20,000 Sudanese refugees, in a town at 50 kilometers from Goz Beida. Provisional structures have been constructed around the camp, where nearly 40,000 internally displaced persons (from Chad) are living.

The UN World Food Program also announced the suspension of the distribution of food in the facilities.

The rebels have also entered Am-Dam, 110 kilometers from Goz Beida, where the main structures of the majority of the humanitarian aid organizations are concentrated, assisting over 450,000 people counting internally displaced persons and refugees from Sudan and Central Africa.
It seems that the rebel offensive is made up of several campaigns heading for different directions, but in a coordinated manner.

The UFR was formed on January 18 of this year, of a union of 8 rebel groups from Chad who are opposed to the government of President Deby. In February 2008, these groups participated in the attack on N'Djamena, which failed, partly due to the internal divisions in the rebels' leadership, which was not capable of coordinating efforts for a definitive attack on Presidential forces (see Fides 4/2/2008). The leaders of the UFR have declared that this error will not be committed again. (LM) (7/5/2009)




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"See What We See": some smaller stories today!

(See What We See: News Archive )

Compilation by Marc Aupiais

Sometimes giving summaries of what the "secular" "press" will show you (sometimes adding our own comments): we have linked to some stories which may be of interest: note our caution at the bottom of this post, and scroll down on the linked to page: http://sites.google.com/site/catholicaffiliates/see-what-we-see--news-archives    ; to see our disclaimers on information we base of "IOL", and on "News24", as well as on links to both of these services independently.


"Gordon Brown"'s golden ("fake") tan, and "Make up"!

IOL (Secular; Independent; South African)
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?from=rss_Twitter&set_id=1&click_id=79&art_id=nw20090511171026414C959325

No "Pig influenza" "A(H1N1)" in "RSA"?

News 24 (Secular; Independent; South African)
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2514700,00.html

"South Africa": Awe, ("Deputy President") "Motlanthe" gets a hug from "Jacob" ("The Machine Gun") "Zuma" ("South African" "President")? No showers were spotted in the vicinity!

IOL (Secular; Independent; South African)
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?from=rss_Twitter&set_id=1&click_id=79&art_id=nw20090511165500417C812276



"South Africa: "Mob Justice" returns, "3 000" ("Three Thousand") adherents in crowd, which throws stones at police, after "assaulting", and "stoning" "2" ("two") men, in the "Duncan Village", "Eastern Cape", "South Africa"! The two men, were suspected by the crowds, as criminals.

"Police" used "rubber bullets", and "stun grenades". It is suspected, according to "IOL", that this really is "Mob justice", that the crowds, were spurred on by "Gangsters", trying to remove rivals!


"11" ("Eleven") "Mob Members" (people in the crowd of "attackers") arrested (aged "16" - "60"), "5" persons taken to hospital for treatment of injuries: incurred, in alleged "stone throwing" and, events caused by "police" response.

IOL (Secular; Independent; South African)

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?from=rss_Twitter&set_id=1&click_id=79&art_id=nw20090511133325380C141860

"ACDP" ("African Christian Democratic Party"), upset, as "DA" ("Democratic Alliance"), removes their ("ACDP") candidate from "Deputy Mayor" position in "Cape Town". "DA" spokesman: "Robert Macdonald", thinks it is necessary politically.

"DA" "Leader", "Helen Zille", has accused the "ACDP" provincial leader: "Pauline Cupido", of colluding against the "DA", with unnamed (in "IOL"'s article) other parties, during the recent election. "Helen Zille", is also reported as unsettled, that "Pauline Cupido", did not vote for her to be premier, of the "Western Cape".

"Grant Haskin", an "ACDP" politician, who currently holds the "Deputy Mayor" post, said he felt the "city caucus"("IOL"), was being "unfairly" ("IOL") "punished" ("Haskin", as quoted in "IOL").

He says:

""The ball is in the DA's court to substantiate and clarify the trust breakdown. It is not a caucus trust issue. We are taking it extremely seriously and are not going to be the fall guys," " (quoted from IOL).

The "ACDP", supports a "Death Penalty", "Corporal Punishment" in schools, and desires to ban abortion in "South Africa". The "DA" is apposed to the first two, but has no official position on "Abortion" (allowing their "Members of Parliament", a free vote).

"Helen Zille", claims that the future of the "ACDP", in the "Cape Town" coalition, would be discussed at a "Council Meeting", on Wednesday.

c.f. IOL (Secular; South African; Independent)'

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?from=rss_Twitter&set_id=1&click_id=79&art_id=vn20090511122727163C342976










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Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Sexual Abuse": Turn Towards "God" not Away, facts and commentary on largest settlement yet, in "Ontario", "Canada"

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The largest legal settlement, "two million Canadian dollars" ($2,000,000.) for an individual alleged "sexual abuse" case was awarded this week in "Canada", from the "Catholic Diocese" in "London", "Ontario". A woman, "Lou Ann Soontiens", 51, was sexually abused for more than 5 years at the age of 12. She then lived a life of "shame", "humiliation" and was called a "liar", because the face of her "society", it seems, believed a "priest" wouldn't do those terrible things he did, even while he told her it was always to be kept their “little secret”. It has ended legally. Decisively.

She became pregnant at 14 and endured a failed attempt at a back alley "abortion" suggested by the father of the child who was a "Catholic" "priest", which eventually led him to taking her to a hospital for an "abortion". She was abandoned by her own mother at six months and was raised by a very "Catholic" grandfather who also didn’t believe her, along with everyone else in society at the time.

Causing an abortion, under the 1985 codex of "canon law", is an offense for which one is automatically excommunicated from the "Catholic" Church, this includes driving a person to the clinic. The excommunication does not apply to 14 years olds, as they are too young, but does apply to those abetting their offense against "Canon Law". We are unsure of what the regulations at the time this occurred, were.

"Father" "Charles Sylvestre", 70, was charged and sentenced after pleaded guilty of "sexually assaulting" 47 female victims. He died in prison in "Kingston" after three months into a three-year term. The "Catholic Church" has spent years settling these cases.

"Lou Ann Soontiens", claims through all this she lost her faith and and claims that she believes if there was a "God" he would have helped her?

Speaking as a "Catholic": There definitely is a "God". I’m sorry for the pain this woman has endured because of a man who was tragically, and possibly negligently ordained as a "priest" but that is not "God"’s fault. Once again, we come back to the realization that God doesn’t take away our pain or sorrows that we endure in our life. This woman needs to not shut down her faith but open her heart and eyes to "God" and pray and realize "God" will grant her help and send it, if she just asks and believes.

I think this is the biggest stumbling block I have ever had to realize in my own personal life regarding my own faith when you wonder why God allows this hurt and pain in our lives. We all have pain and we all evaluate it to different degree’s.

I believe inside us all we have very strong consciences we must adhere to always, it’s between you and "God" only to whom you must speak; you know what you are made up of always, right from wrong. I don’t believe for one second that you honestly can turn "evil" or "abusive" overnight and you can’t ignore your conscience … pretend all you want but that conscience of ours plays the strongest role in every action you decide to take in the paths of our days. That said, it is our conscience which draws us to the "Sacrament of Reconciliation", and as far as "Sacraments" are concerned, "God", works via "good" and "bad" people, just as hospitals work with morally "good" and "bad" "doctors".

A "priest" whose doctrine’s and morals are of the "Universal Church" which are powerful has committed to the "clergy" … nothing can or could sway that. The conversion into the "clergy" ("priesthood") isn’t something that comes easy, it’s a gift which with a strong conscience and earnest commitment, can be an unbreakable one, something that has been truly thought through for years.

This "evil" man who has, despite his title, and ordination, not acted like a "Father", has disobeyed his oath. He has allegedly betrayed the "Catholic" morals within his position, abused not only victims but all of us by slandering our faith for his own lack of "morality" and self serving purposes which is the matter in the very least, of mortal sin, that for which "Jesus" warned, the worst sort of punishment awaits in hell. He became the "evil destroyer", not the "teacher" and "planter" and "builder" of faith. He seemingly became a "servant" of the global corruption, that attacks and violates our faith. The "Church" needs to re-evaluate this process of weeding out the truly faithful that follow. The "Vatican" has already taken steps, calling in psychologists to evaluate "Candidates"' mental state, so as to prevent further incidences, still, the local churches throughout the world must follow this example, and consistent cover-ups, and refusal to communicate on these issues, must be stopped.

Unfortunately, he committed a seemingly conscious decision to choose to neglect and interpret "God"’s scriptures for his self serving reasons. He seems to have failed "God" by his "evil" actions. These "evil" people try to violate our spiritual core and can reek havoc and devastate like a vicious cancer which endangers killing off our "Catholic Faith".

Our media loves drama and slandering of anything controversial like religion or politics or “little secrets”, it sells papers, this time it might be cool to realize as a "Saint" (or "Saintly person") pointed out, it only makes us a stronger union when we truly follow the dogma that "God" created and face the truth head on and acknowledge and correct it.

I believe some of us are brought together through a supernatural bond with one another along with Christ, this is what makes us a "Mystical Body of Christ", to help us teach and show others and to grow together, and not decay.

And so, I humbly request of our many readers,

Pray for a deeper sense of faith, for the sadness of this "victim" to not cause her to give up hope in "Christ", who likely shall avenge her in this life or the next. And, for us, that we may strive to strive towards the obedience of our true conscience of the "Catholic Faith", that which does not fall to "special interests" of those who abuse it, but to true goodness, that which gives grace, life, hope, and support to all who are good, visibly "inside" or seemingly "outside" our faith.

The "Truth shall set" us individually "Free", but it is the same truth, by which the church must be freed. When there is dissent against the "Universal Morals, and Doctrine" within the hearts of some which seem to the world at least: to be within "Mother Church", what do we expect to follow it?







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