Daily Archives: June 8, 2008

Liberation Theologian elected president of UN General Assembly

Fr. Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, a Maryknoll priest, served in the Sandinista government of Nicaragua, and has now been elected president of the UN General Assembly.

The fact that he’s a member of Maryknoll should be bad enough. I mean, we’re talking about a “missionary” order that cares nothing about the souls of the people it missions to, saying that, if they go in and try to convert people, then the governments will kill them, which is wrong, so they don’t want to encourage the governments to commit murder. Plus, they say that all religions can get people to heaven.

Here are some articles on Maryknoll’s “fine” work:

“Is God a Cloud? Does She Have Breasts?”
“Why Don’t Catholics Evangelize?”

Anyway, my question is, why wasn’t he disciplined under Can. 285 §3.? Or, if he was, why doesn’t the article mention it?

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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

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).