Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"You don't have to be Catholic to work at Catholic Charities... We encourage women and minorities to apply."


(SACNS Americas NewsCatholic Watchdog South Africa)


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Note the link text! #BEE #Discrimination XD ;)!~
"You don't have to be Catholic to work at Catholic Charities"... nor to adhere to Catholic ethics in running it...


... "You don't have to be Catholic to work at Catholic Charities... We encourage women and minorities to apply."

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Catholic Bishops' Representative in anti-Christian Tirade


(SACNS Africa News; Catholic Watchdog SA)


Marc Aupiais  -  12:30  -  Public
Catholic Bishops' Representative's anti-Christian, anti-religion freedom Tirade | South Africa
Chris Townsend of the SACBC: Belittles Christians upset with Woolworths, as "Hot Cross Christians" among other hateful mocking phrases; and then assumes to tell non-Catholics what is or is not an important part of their faith.; Some Christians feel 1 Corinthians 8:4 forbids the eating of meat ritually slaughtered as part of Islam

Given that Hot Cross Buns, are a symbol of the Christian faith, some ordinary South African citizens, raised concern over the fact Woolworths went out of their way to have the buns certified and packaged as Halaal. They believed that selling Halaal Hot Cross Buns, over Easter, was insensitive to their beliefs. 1 Corinthians 8:4 in the bible, does appear to forbid Christians eating foods dedicated to a non-Christian God. Halaal does certify that food is acceptable for Muslim consumption, often involving ritual rites by a Muslim religious, and ensuring certain foods are excluded, and food is dealt with in a certain way. In France, Canada, and many other countries, Animal Rights have been debated in relation to Halaal, as some think the ritual killing of animals in the manner specified by Halaal authorities to be cruel.

In some countries, food slaughtered in a halaal manner, is seen as cruel to animals, or possibly cruel, and campaigning has been made in the opposite direction: to label all Halaal foods, to prevent animal rights campaigners from eating them.

When a group of Christians, objected to Woolworths advertising their Easter Hot Cross Buns, as Halaal, some Christians, took to Twitter to air confusion, and a bit of disappointment, in the chain. This, given the deep spiritual meaning of the buns, in the perception of many Christians. Hot Cross Buns, do form a part of Easter celebrations, and they were saddened as they thought that their religious beliefs were being undermined. Rituals performed on food, dedicating them to Gods other than the Christian one, also are felt to be against the bible by some Christians.

This sort of debate, is to be expected in a multicultural society. The fact that Woolworths went out of their way to make the particular buns Halaal, while other foods sold at Woolworths are not, is certainly a move to be debated. Also, whether or not Woolworths also looked into making the buns acceptible to Jewish customers, or just Muslims. It doesn't matter what side of the debate you are on, this is a debate befitting a democracy, and those debating this issue, should not be belittled and called hate names, by a man who is supposed to represent the Catholic Church to media in South Africa.

I will quote a bit of the situation, including the very insensitive remarks by Chris Townsend, and the more sensitive response by Woolworths, the company noted, in the contrast.

To give the very belittling comments, about non-Catholics' religions, by the clearly bigoted Chris Townsend:

The Mercury (part of Independent Newspapers/IOL) 'Hot cross Christians irate over buns' by Suren Naidoo March 29 2012 at 10:15am

http://www.iol.co.za/mercury/hot-cross-christians-irate-over-buns-1.1266285

"While Woolworths has come under fire from some Christians for putting the halaal certification mark on hot-cross bun packaging, Father Chris Townsend of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference has labelled the issue “a storm in a baking pan”.

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In the messages some members of the Christian community complained that hot-cross buns had special significance to Christians, and thus the halaal symbol – signifying foods Muslims may eat – should not be used.

“It’s not about the ingredients – it’s the act of taking something tied to my beliefs and stamping it with a halaal symbol,” another read.

But Townsend said it was “over-reaction by some members of the Christian community” and people should be more understanding.

“We live in a multicultural society and need more understanding and religious tolerance… Hot-cross buns are only a symbol and not a central tenet of Christianity. There are a lot more weighty issues to deal with in SA than a few ‘hot cross Christians’,” he said.
“Woolworths is not being insensitive to Christians. In fact, they are being sensitive to the food certification requirement to accommodate all communities by including the halaal and kosher marks. Christians don’t have the same food-marking requirements, so I don’t have a problem with the issue. The halaal stamp does not mean the food was prayed for by Muslims, but that it is okay for Muslims to eat,” said Townsend.

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“They were unhappy about us selling hot-cross buns with a halaal certification over the Easter period. We apologise and assure our customers that no offence was intended… our next Easter offer will have both non-halaal certified hot-cross buns and halaal certified spiced buns,” it said.
“Woolworths sells hot-cross buns throughout the year. They are produced in a facility that is halaal-certified. Our desire was to offer this well-loved product on an all-inclusive basis that would not exclude any of our customers from enjoying them… All our customers are very important to us and we take all their feedback seriously,” added the company."


Father Chris, then takes it upon himself, to decide what is or is not important to Christians of other belief systems:

SAPA | 'Woolies facing wrath over hot cross buns' by SAPA staff at 2012-03-29 09:26

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Woolies-facing-wrath-over-hot-cross-buns-20120329

""Hot cross buns are only a symbol, and not a central tenet of Christianity. There are a lot more weighty issues to deal with in SA than a few 'hot cross Christians'," he was quoted as saying."


also note the summary in The Star:

The Star (Independent Newspapers/IOL) | 'Halaal hot cross buns spice up an Easter tweet' by Suren Naidoo March 29 2012 at 11:16am

http://www.iol.co.za/the-star/halaal-hot-cross-buns-spice-up-an-easter-tweet-1.1266407
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While Woolworths has come under fire from some Christians for putting the halaal certification mark on hot-cross bun packaging, Father Chris Townsend of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conf...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

US citizens to be forced to personally pay for surgical abortion under USA Obamacare "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"



(SACNS Americas NewsScripturelink Voters' Guide and PoliticsCatholic Watchdog South Africa)



  -  13:20  -  Public
US citizens to be forced to personally pay for surgical abortion under USA Obamacare "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"
Surgical abortion (in the case of citizens), added to contraception, chemical abortion, sterilization mandatory insurance already would be forced to cover.

The Catholic Bishops, and others, have raised concern, over the new implementation, of regulations within Obamacare, which will now force Americans buying mandatory Health Insurance, to directly fund abortion with a 1$ or above mandatory surcharge for the surgical practice. While insurers may choose to offer a plan excluding abortion, if they include it, for which they will be subsidized, they will get federal tax subsidies towards funding abortions, they need not inform potential clients beforehand, and may not inform them of how much of the surcharge goes towards abortion. Those buying insurance, also may not opt out of funding abortions, as the regulations forbid insurers from permitting this based on any grounds including religion, or conscientious objection. They will be forced to stick with abortion funding insurance, only informed of it, in a benefits list in small print, given to those who buy insurance. This extends to the majority, who will get insurance through their employer, or based on which doctors networks are covered by an insurer, who will have no option in American law, but to fund abortion directly through the 1$ or above surcharge.

This latest move is in addition to regulations forcing employees (through their employers plans), to fund sterlization, abortion causing drugs such as the morning after pill, and ordinary contraception. Barack Obama, has announced, through the White House's mechanisms, that Universities will now also be forced to add students into Obamacare, meaning that their abortions will be funded by ordinary Americans, and other students.


While the American White House, in Washington DC, Washington State, has already claimed that funding of measures to prevent children being born, saves costs, KPMG has warned of catastrophic consequences to the USA economy and state due to aging population, a euphemism for low birth rates, if its birth rate does not increase, or at least stop decreasing.

Abortion now mandatory part of plans, Insurance buyers, not to be told plans cover it until actually in the plan and made to pay 1$ up surcharge, US government to pay insurance providers to cover abortions also.

Sources:

Abortion now mandatory part of plans, Insurance buyers, not to be told plans cover it until actually in the plan and made to pay 1$ up surcharge, US government to pay insurance providers to cover abortions also.
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/abortion-funding-still-required-under-health-care-law/

Obama's "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" Act extends controversial population control measures to college/University students

http://www.inforumblog.com/?p=4920&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter



Population decline, not population increase is the real problem:
KPMG Public Institutions study reveals likely catastrophic future for Western Nations:
http://www.kpmg.com/AU/en/IssuesAndInsights/ArticlesPublications/Pages/Rising-to-the-challenge-global-demographic-change-public-sector.aspx
http://www.kpmg.com/AU/en/IssuesAndInsights/ArticlesPublications/Documents/Rising-to-the-challenge-global-demographic-change-public-sector.pdf

Main story source:


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

USA media unforgivably misquoted contraception study, In Fact the study claims: Less than +-87% of Catholic women who want to prevent childbirth, use artificial contraception


USA media unforgivably misquoted contraception study, In Fact the study claims: Less than +-87% of USA Catholic women who want to prevent childbirth, use artificial contraception
The Study is restricted to women who purposely don't want to get pregnant, thus at the start excluding families who are open to children generally. It also Notes that 11% of Catholic women don't use any contraception in this restricted study. Yet media simply subtract the Fertility Awareness figure to get the their result!

"First, this survey suffers from what I call the “Nonsmokers smoke Marlboros” problem. At the top of a survey, ask: “Are you a smoker or a nonsmoker?” and lots of people who smoke will self-identify as “nonsmokers.” Later, ask, “What brand of cigarettes do you smoke?” and they will say, “Definitely Marlboro Lights!” Ergo, nonsmokers smoke Marlboros.

The results are even more skewed if you ask people at the top of a survey what religion they are. People who have never darkened the door of a Catholic Church will happily mark “Catholic” on such a survey. The behavior they report will count for or against Catholics the same regardless of their actual contact with Catholicism.

This particular survey even admits that less than a third of its “Catholic” respondents even go to Mass once a week.

So, what do we know from the start: We aren’t dealing with practicing Catholics. In fact, a two-thirds majority of the Catholics in the survey are not eligible to receive communion, according to the U.S. bishops (see page 9), since they skip their Sunday obligation.

McGrew directs us to more problems, in the asterisk at the bottom. There we learn that the survey is: “Restricted to sexually active women who are not pregnant, post-partum, or trying to get pregnant.”

So think of who would be included and excluded from this study:

Included: Unmarried teens and young women who sleep with their boyfriends.
Excluded: Unmarried teens and young women who follow the Church’s teaching on chastity.
Included: Married women who are actively avoiding pregnancy.
Excluded: Married women who are not particularly watching whether they get pregnant or not.
Included: Promiscuous party girls.
Excluded: Nuns.
No wonder so many of them are using contraception! But the funny thing is, even once you include mostly lapsed Catholics and eliminate anyone who might mess up your number, it still isn’t true to say 98% are using contraception.

They got that by subtracting the 2% of NFP users in their chart from the 100% of respondents. But look at the chart. It says 11% are using “no method.” By my math, it should be at least 13% not using contraception.

The most shocking news, though, is that the White House is spreading false information about Catholicism in order to provide cover as it removes religious liberties for Catholic organizations.
White House: Retract this statement and correct the record. Stop misinforming the public about my religion for your purposes."

Catholic Vote USA 'How the White House’s 98% Contraception Figure for Catholics is Wrong' by Tom Hoopes 13th February 2012

http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=26675
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Niki Minaj Mocks Catholics, fake dates 'pope', mocks exorcism, at the Grammy Awards


Niki Minaj Mocks Catholics at the Grammy Awards
Fake Exorcism, mock date with fake pope, mockery of Catholic beliefs about the existence of the supernatural and of dark forces!


"Minaji sent the blogosphere into overdrive early in the evening when she arrived on the red carpet supposedly channeling her "Roman Zolanski" alter ego. That required a custom-made Atelier Versace outfit consisting of a blood-red, nun-inspired satin robe. Her "date" was an older man dressed to resemble the pope.

The rapper then debuted a new song from her forthcoming album "Roman Reloaded," taking religious symbolism to a whole new level of weirdness. Her "performance" consisted of an onstage exorcism, seemingly on herself, complete with levitations, fire, lighting and gibberish. As a white-hooded, goth-like church choir sang a chilling rendition of "Come All Ye Faithful," Minaj strapped herself to a leather table and was lifted into the air as flames burned beneath.

The mood backstage was a mixture of confusion, embarrassment and offense as the performance dragged on, going deeper and deeper in mocking Catholic faith. In a pre-taped skit which was broadcast before her live showdown, Minaj sang "I Feel Pretty," while putting on lipstick to set the stage for the insanity, and the same priest-figure was brought into her room to find out what was wrong with the "sick child.""


Fox News - Music - ENTERTAINMENT 'Nicki Minaj panned for onstage excorism at Grammys' By Hollie McKay Published February 13, 2012
| FoxNews.com http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/02/13/nicki-minaj-panned-for-onstage-self-excorism/#ixzz1mH7nQr3K
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Nicki Minaj panned for onstage excorism at Grammys

So sad! Catholic monks just somewhat sell treasures entrusted to them over the years


(SACNS Europe News; Catholic Watchdog South Africa)

Marc Aupiais  -  17:08  -  Public
So sad! Catholic monks just somewhat sell treasures entrusted to them over the years
Sacred objects and those given and inscribed as gifts to monks at abbey sold like items at a garage sale, when they downgrade premises! The Catholic Herald suggests it may have been better to give them back to donars or find them another home.

"This week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, in this week’s Charterhouse column, contains a very remarkable article which you will not have seen on this website. It is a stinging critique, by John Gummer (also now confusingly known as Lord Deben), of the actions of the 11 Benedictine monks of Ramsgate Abbey, and in particular of their abbot. The Ramsgate Benedictines have moved into smaller and more manageable premises: and on doing so, they have put up many of their treasures for sale by auction. (For the Herald’s news report, see here.)

“What has shocked many in the Catholic world,” says Lord Deben, was “to put on the secular market the sacred vessels made for the abbey or bequeathed to it by generations of the faithful: chalices used by generations of abbots and inscribed by their donors”:

I went to the viewing to find heartbreaking examples of impiety. Under a table was a cardboard box full of assorted “silver plates and dishes”: the catalogue’s misdescription of patens inscribed in memory of those who loved the abbey and the Faith it had nurtured in them… There were altar candlesticks with the Benedictine insignia, monstrances and reliquaries, incense boats and cruets, higgledy piggledy with games trophies, sports cups and school shields.

Yet most outrageous of all were the chalices and patens. A recusant cup… was pushed in on a shelf of holy vessels displayed as if they were of no more account than a range of golf club tankards. Yet once they had held the blood of the Lamb. Given by the faithful, taken by their shepherds, now left to be bought by whoever, for whatever.
“If the monks felt that they no longer needed what they had been given,” Lord Deben concludes, “they should have given [it] where it could be used and valued”. There is frankly not much more to be said; and many will share his anger and disgust."

The Catholic Herald COMMENT & BLOGS "The monks of Ramsgate have shockingly put on the secular market sacred vessels given by generations of the faithful" 'I believe this is one example of a failure of witness to the faith by today’s religious' By WILLIAM ODDIE on Monday, 13 February 2012
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2012/02/13/the-monks-of-ramsgate-have-shockingly-put-on-the-secular-market-sacred-vessels-given-by-generations-of-the-faithful/#.TzkmNuVhSw4.twitter
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This week's print edition of The Catholic Herald, in this week's Charterhouse column, contains a very remarkable article which you will not have seen on this website. It is a stinging critique...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

USA Democrat (House Minority Leader) calls persecuting Catholics a 'Courageous' Act- Catholic Watchdog SA: USA


USA Democrat (House Minority Leader) calls persecuting Catholics a 'Courageous' Act- Catholic Watchdog SA: USA

Persecution of Faith: Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, who loves to call herself Catholic - has once again joined anti-Catholic Obama in forcing Catholics to disobey their faith- USA News issues
Catholic Hospitals and schools to be forced to fund abortions, sterilizations, contraceptives: in forced insurance that sees pregnancy as a disease to be irradicated

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/pelosi-vows-stand-obama-against-catholic-church-says-decision-forcing-catholics-act


"At her Wednesday press briefing, CNSNews.com asked Pelosi: “The administration has issued a regulation that will require all health-care plans to cover sterilization and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that induce abortions. This would force Catholic individuals and institutions to act against their consciences. All across the nation, Catholic bishops are saying:--

Pelosi responded: "Is this a speech, or do we have a question in disguise as a speech?"

CNSNews.com continued: “‘We cannot--we will not—comply with this law.’Catholic bishops are saying they will not comply with this law. Will you stand with your fellow Catholics in resisting this law or will you stick by the administration?”

Pelosi: “First of all, I am going to stick with my fellow Catholics in supporting the administration on this. I think it was a very courageous decision that they made, and I support it.” "

-Pelosi Vows to Stand With Obama Against Catholic Church; Says Decision Forcing Catholics to Act Against Faith Was ‘Very Courageous’ By Thomas Cloud February 2, 2012"
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