Canon law, i.e. the internal law of the Catholic Church, is not an interest many readers of this blog will share. Nevertheless, the piece published by a renowned canon law expert from the U.S., Ed Peters, is worth reading. This at a time when at Rome Pope Francis has issued a controversial and unprecedented document called Amoris Laetitia, which according to some interprets gives license to another group of public sinners, unrepenting adulterers, to receive the sacraments…
We are all sinners, but not all of us are public sinners. Public sinners are those “who make an objectively sinful state their way of life.”
Christian Lindner, the juvenile leader of the German Liberal Democrats (Freie Demokratische Partei, FDP) has anounced that legislation to introduce sodo-“marriage” will be his party’s condition for forming a coalition with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) after the upcoming national elections in summer.
Many Germans are regrettably indifferent about marriage being defaced through the introduction of sodo-“marriage” – but aty the same time uncritical support for the LGBT agenda is not something that is likely to draw a lot of electoral support. Continue reading
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has signed into law a bill that restricts the use of the (until now freely available) so-called “morning-after” pill by subjecting it to medical prescription. Pro-abortion fanatics (picture) are enraged, as this is an (albeit small) step into the right direction. Continue reading
He promised to set new moral standards for French politics. No corruption, no favouritism, no misuse of public funds. It was a campaign entirely built on morality, and on finger-pointing at the corruption of others.
He won the Presidential elections largely thanks to the fact that his main competitor, François Fillon, was torpedoed by a press campaign concerning allegations of favoritism. At the same time, the press was conspicuously disinterested in similar allegations concerning Emmanuel Macron himself, as well as some of his main supporters. Continue reading
The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls. While there is general consensus that women and girls should not be discriminated against, the problem with such resolutions is that abortion advocates, or governments influenced by them, habitually try to use them as an occasion to promote the notion that legalizing the slaughter of unborn children is a requirement deriving from that consensus. In that context, it is long-awaited good news that the US, which under the Obama Administration was the most aggressive abortion promoter world-wide, has changed its position. Continue reading
The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the protection of the family and its role in the protection and promotion of the rights of older persons, by a recorded vote of 30 Member States in favour, 12 against, and 5 abstentions. A number of hostile amendments submitted by Malta on behalf of the European Union and by Switzerland, seeking both to replace recognition of the family as an institution with “families” (including in the title) and to recognise the existence of “various forms of the family,” were defeated, prompting EU members, the United States, the United Kingdom, and a number of Latin American countries to vote against the resolution. Continue reading
The (by now, thanks to a long series of ideoligy-driven judicial miscarriages) deservedly infamous European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has delivered yet another outrageously silly judgment. In the case of Bayev and others v.Russia it has decided that a Russian Law that was enacted to protect minors agaist the propaganda and recruitment tactics of sodomites failed to serve a legitimate aim and therefore violated the freedom of expression of the applicants, three “LGBT Rights activists”. Continue reading