Daily Archives: June 7, 2008

According to this article, a majority of Filipinos support artificial contraception

So much for what a wonderful Catholic country it supposedly is. Of course, the Charismatic Movement is very powerful in the Philippines, and, in my experience, Charismatics tend to be pro-contraception.

Article on how oligarchies, not large numbers of poor people, are the cause of economic woes in the Philippines

In fact, says the author, since the Philippines has an industrial economy, its economy would be a lot worse if its population were lower.

Here’s hope for an aspiring Catholic artist like me

More and more, I want to return to my ancestral homeland

Growing up, I wanted to return to one of my ancestral homelands, Ireland, but long ago decided against it.

Nowadays, given my attraction to the East, I’ve been thinking about Slovakia (my most “solid” ancestry). Anyway, here’s some good news about the influence of the Church on “population control” policies in the Slovakian government.

War is big business for Planned Parenthood

For a Pope who’s so adamantly against the War, Benedict sure does get along with Bush!

Lets see, he comes here and praises those who are abroad fighting for freedom–implying that the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are wars for freedom. He pretty clearly condemns several problems in America, and in the Catholic Church in America (such as politicians not holding to their values in the public square) but never once says anything critical about the war.

He meets, on very friendly terms, with President Bush several times.

Meanwhile, he’s avoiding meeting with the President of Iran.

Website about Iconography from a biritual Dominican

I just watched Sacred Craft, a talk by Fr. Brendan McAnerney, OP, a Dominican priest with bi-ritual faculties (Roman and Melkite), on EWTN. His aptly named ministry is Domin-ICON. His website gives some of the basics of iconography: its spirituality and methodology, as does the video (which is available on DVD from his website or the EWTN Religious Catalogue).

Today, June 7, is ALL’s Protest the Pill Day

New Priests For Life YouTube Video

Neat (but sad) Blog: "Real Choice"

A comment submitted today led me to the commentor’s blog, “Real Choice,” which deals, in a nutshell, with the fact that “legal” abortion is not “safe”. The site has statistics on abortion “failure,” the many side effects of abortion, and horror stories about abortionists abusing their patients. It’s worth a look.

AVN Biotech to develop ethical vaccines

Debi Vinnedge will even be on their Advisory board!

I looked up who AVN is: they’re the new name of AVANIR, a company that went bankrupt. I used to have stock in the company, but not sure whether I still do or not, because of their bankruptcy.

Dawn Eden discusses Altered Nuclear Transfer

Altered Nuclear Transfer is one of the purported “compromises” on embryonic stem cell research, developed by one William Hurlbut, M.D. The process involves all the basic steps of cloning: inserting a complete nucleus into an egg to create an embryo. The difference is that the nucleus, in this case, is intentionally altered to not develop, but to be “biological material from which human embryonic stem cells can be gleaned.”

Uhh, that’s called an embryo. This still involves the whole stupid “pre-embryo” distinction; only, in this case, they’re throwing on the “blighted ovum” garbage.

If a genetic defect causes an embryo to die in less than a few weeks, they call it “blighted ovum.” For use of such embryos in research, they say, “Well, they never would’ve matured to be born, anyway.” What’s the difference between 7 weeks and 20 weeks? What’s the difference between 7 weeks and 36 weeks? What’s the difference between 36 weeks and 2 years?

Today, June 7, is ALL’s Protest the Pill Day

New Priests For Life YouTube Video

Neat (but sad) Blog: "Real Choice"

A comment submitted today led me to the commentor’s blog, “Real Choice,” which deals, in a nutshell, with the fact that “legal” abortion is not “safe”. The site has statistics on abortion “failure,” the many side effects of abortion, and horror stories about abortionists abusing their patients. It’s worth a look.

AVN Biotech to develop ethical vaccines

Debi Vinnedge will even be on their Advisory board!

I looked up who AVN is: they’re the new name of AVANIR, a company that went bankrupt. I used to have stock in the company, but not sure whether I still do or not, because of their bankruptcy.