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Historical background related to current issues and/or events.

On the Mexico City Policy

I applaud Justin Cardinal Rigali's efforts to curtail the spending of U.S. tax dollars on abortion. (See "Don’t allow abortion funding in family planning programs, cardinal urges U.S. Congress.") Nevertheless, one should not be too naive about the regime preceding the current Democratic Congress.

Chronicled: a sad history of Bay Area Catholic Charities

Fr. John Malloy, SDB, is the oldest living blogger in my reckoning. He may also be one of the oldest living pastors. His recounting of the sad history of Catholic Charities in San Francisco is very enlightening. See "Where are we going?" Where are they going, indeed?!

<em>Haaretz</em>: "ADL urges Pope to suspend Pius sainthood over Holocaust inaction."

Israel's Haaretz newspaper reports "ADL urges Pope to suspend Pius sainthood over Holocaust inaction."
The Anti-Defamation League said the process should stop until secret World War Two Vatican archives are declassified and fully examined "so that the full record of the Pope's actions during the Holocaust may finally be known."

Who gets the blame when the horse is out of the barn?

The Congressional Quarterly folks want to assure us that it isn't Congress' fault. See " Lawmakers Question Regulators on Subprime Mortgage Market Meltdown." After all, it's the responsibility of the Executive Branch agencies, such as the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

NaProTechnology, Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers and Creighton University

The Creighton Model of Fertility Care is the basis of NaProTechnology. Both were developed at the Pope Paul VI Institute, from research beginning in the 70s. NaProTechnology is natural procreative technology for the purpose of spacing births or curing fertility problems so that gestation and birth are possible. Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers is the principal researcher and founder in these efforts. A little history from the web site:


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