Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, birth rate, Blase Cupich, Catholic, Catholic political party, Catholic values, FIDESZ, Hungarian Constitution, Hungary, liturgy, Quadragesimo anno, Quas Primas, religious liberty, religious state, Rorate Caeli blog, SSPX, subsidiarity, Tea Party, Vatican II
A post on Italian blog Cordialiter was re-posted recently with commentary on Rorate Caeli. Cordialiter says Catholics must not get trapped in the box the media has prepared for it, a false choice between Tea Party traditionalism or Socialist-flavored modernism. The blog says on the contrary, traditionalists must be ‘”True friends of the poor” and proceeds not exactly to say how to do that, but very definitely how not to do so: by accepting the perks of middle class existence, ignoring the social issues and focusing on worthy liturgy. That would be wrong, in Cordialiter’s thinking.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: birth rate, Christopher Caldwell, EU, Europe, false doctrine, immigration crisis, Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, SSPX, Vatican II
Christopher Caldwell’s Reflections on the Revolution in Europe makes many startling assertions and observations regarding developments in Europe in the past fifty years, but to those of us following the unfolding drama of revisionist Rome against tradition, none so interesting as this one: Vatican II disarmed Europe. Caldwell is no theologian, he is on the contrary most often a financial writer. But that makes his thesis the more compelling. Continue reading
Filed under: abortion, Culture and Catholicism, depopulation, Green Catholics, Vatican II | Tags: abortion, birth rate, Catholic church, Catholic values, demographics, economics, Nancy Pelosi, negative population growth, Obama, Planned Parenthood, SSPX, Vatican II
Once again Vatican II has been named in a political struggle between pro-life Catholics and liberal Catholics who would institute public policy at variance with Catholic teaching, and thereby do economic and ecological harm. Continue reading
Filed under: abortion, Culture and Catholicism, depopulation, Green Catholics | Tags: abortion, birth rate, Catholic, Catholic values, Christianity, feminism, freedom, negative population growth, Planned Parenthood
History is going to overtake our discussion of abortion. It’s already begun, you can hear the distant bells. Continue reading
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, anti-natalism, birth rate, Catholic values, culture, demographics, economic contraction, economic crisis, human capital, Malthus, Nancy Pelosi, Rand corporation, stimulus package, Wall Street Journal
A Swedish public health expert has spilled the beans. He has researched the value of a baby to the Swedish economy. He wasn’t trying to stop abortion or threaten the contraceptive mentality. He wasn’t fighting the anti-natalist notion that every baby born is a bottomless drain on the economy and a blow to the environment. If that had been the case, if he’d have been arguing that we should stop killing babies, he’d be mopping university library floors instead of studying there.
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Uncategorized | Tags: birth rate, capitalism, Catholic, distributism, reproduction, space colonies, space program
The New Scientist Environmental Blog had an interesting entry recently on the ‘carrying capacity of the planet.’ Many commentators displayed their excellent scientific credentials in arguing the many sides of the question, but for Catholics the question is moot. It doesn’t matter what the carrying capacity of Earth might be because our faith interprets the arcane words of Genesis, addressed by God to human beings, ‘Go forth and multiply” as meaning go forth and multiply. It’s our human mission statement.