Saturday, 25 May 2013

News updates

There a few key items of news around that are worth alerting readers to, so here goes.

NSW votes down right to be murdered bill

Some good news to start off with: the Greens Bill to introduce Euthanasia in New South Wales was decisively defeated on Thursday, voted down voted down 23 votes to 13.

In a week where the media attempted to beat up the further apostasy of the @KRuddMP (just why his views are in the least bit relevant to anyone these days is a mystery to me, but still), this time, on same sex marriage, good to have a win.

Not that it will stop the Greens from trying again in NSW, and continuing the push elsewhere around the country...

Vicar-General of Newark Archdiocese resigns over abuse case handling

You might recall the ongoing saga of Fr Fugee of Newark, a priest who should, on the face of it, have been laicized, but instead was allowed to continue in ministry without much evidence of the court mandated supervision actually occurring.  Now the National Catholic Register has reported that Archbishop Myers has accepted the resignation  of the Vicar-General of the archdiocese,  Monsignor John E. Doran, following an investigation of what happened.  Fr Fugee himself is due to appear in court shortly charged with breaching the terms of his agreement with the court.

Notre Dame desecrator was a militant atheist...

You might also recall the story of a man committing suicide in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, allegedly as a gesture against legalizing same-sex “marriage".

Lifesite News has now revealed that the media portrayal of him as Catholic extremist is entirely false, and in reality he was a militant atheist who lauded paganism, and was protesting about immigration:

"He was, instead, protesting the massive influx of Muslim immigrants to France, which he considered a form of population replacement, and he hailed paganism and Nietzsche's will to power.

In a message posted to his blog on the morning of May 21, Venner wrote that demonstrators participating in next Sunday's march against the law “are perfectly right to cry out their impatience and their anger” over redefining marriage – but this was less of a concern to him. “An infamous law, once adopted, can always be repealed,” he wrote.

He went on to say that he had just heard an Algerian blogger saying that “in any case, Islamists will have taken over command in France and they will suppress this law” as contrary to Shari'a (Islamic religious law).

“We must acknowledge that France falling into the hands of the Islamists is an existing probability,” he continued. “[For] 40 years, politicians and governments of all parties (except the National Front), as well as the employers and the Church, worked actively towards this, using every possible means to accelerate North African and African immigration.”..."

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