Norma McCorvey R.I.P.

February 19, 2017

Norma McCorvey died yesterday (18th February) at the age of 69.  This is a sad loss and at such an early age she still had much to contribute to the Pro-Life Movement.  She had inside knowledge of the abortion industry and like most converts became more pro-life than cradle-pro-lifers.  She was a born-again Christian who in due course converted to the Catholic Church.  She had personally tried to overturn the US Supreme Court judgement – Roe v Wade – but was unsuccessful.  The significance of this, as we know, is that she was the Jane Roe in that lawsuit.  She did not get the same mainstream news media coverage under her given name, compared to the notoriety of her court name.  Her pro-life views and efforts, although widely known by us, were largely ignored by the pro-abortion news media and suppressed by pro-abortion groups.  Only now with her death are the real facts being given a higher profile in the news media, albeit with spin, and the truth reaching a wider audience.  In her death she is still fighting the good fight.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord; and let perpetual light shine on her.  May she rest in peace.  Amen.

Please go to this more comprehensive obituary at > http://www.lifenews.com/2017/02/18/norma-mccorvey-jane-roe-of-roe-v-wade-passes-away-she-never-had-an-abortion-and-became-pro-life/

Then compare this with the BBC online news report at > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39016181

The original report was briefer and more in the style of an obituary.  Within a short period of time it had been greatly expanded and included parts of previous reports pertaining to the abortion debate during the US Presidential election.  The BBC will claim that this was to achieve balance and they were being impartial.  However, obituaries do not have to be balanced.  The BBC cannot miss any chance to air its pro-abortion agenda.  Is this just a different perception or is it news media spin?  On the face of it this report is balanced, but it is the subtle references that the ill-informed just accept as fact, when the truth is somewhat different.

The BBC report, “McCorvey first filed the case in 1969.  She was pregnant with her third child and said she had been raped.  But the case was rejected and she was forced to give birth.”  In this example of spin, it is the statement ‘she was forced to give birth’.  In fact she did not want an abortion in the first place.  She did want a divorce, but was in a vulnerable position and was taken advantage of by an activist lawyer.  She was not raped and not forced to give birth.  As she later confirmed, this case was fabricated on the basis of lies.  Since then more than 50 million babies have been aborted in the US.  A crime against humanity, but that is not how the BBC sees it.

Post Script an additional comment and reflection on Norma > http://www.lifenews.com/2017/02/20/roe-v-wade-attorney-sarah-weddingtons-shocking-answer-when-asked-whatever-happened-to-roe/


May you experience God’s love during every day of the Christmas Season

December 25, 2016

May the gift that Christmas is bless you with peace and happiness, continuing throughout the New Year.

Happiness is not to be equated with consumerism and materialism, especially when this leads to personal debt.  Leading up to 2007 greed and self-indulgent behaviour resulted in a financial and economic crisis starting in 2008.  That crisis is ongoing because the institutions and population have not taken heed of the warning and changed their behaviour.  We are dominated by a culture of celebrity, commercialisation and reward that is self-serving and narcissistic.  This culture undermines our society and is the exact opposite of the Culture of Life, Moderation and Modesty, based on enduring and traditional truths and values, that we hope to achieve through a Christian Democratic Resurgence by promoting and serving the Common Good.

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President Patricio Aylwin R.I.P.

April 30, 2016

It was with great sadness that I received a letter from the Ambassador at the Embassy of Chile in London advising me that the former Chilean President, Patricio Aylwin, had died on the 19th April at the age of 97.  This sad loss for the people of Chile was followed by three days of national mourning and a State Funeral in Santiago on the 22nd April.

He was the first democratically elected president (1990-1994) following the Pinochet military dictatorship.  He won widespread praise for combining a booming economic growth with the establishment of democracy during his period of rule for what became one of Latin America’s most stable countries.  The coalition that he helped launch then ruled uninterrupted until 2010.

President Michelle Bachelet said; “Chile has lost a great statesman, a man who put unity before our differences, a man who made possible a democratic country once he assumed the presidency of the republic, and in that sense we owe Patricio a lot.”

Patricio was a Catholic who joined the Falange Nacional in 1945.  When that party became the Christian Democratic Party he served seven terms as its president between 1958 and 1989.  He was central to the movement that democratically and peacefully defeated General Pinochet in a plebiscite.  In December 1989 he won the presidency with 55.2% of the vote, easily defeating Pinochet’s candidate.  Shortly after taking office as national President he established a Commission for Truth and Reconciliation, which in nine months prepared a bulky and rigorous report detailing abuses and giving the names of more than 3,200 people killed between 1973 and 1990, mostly by agents of the Chilean security forces.  Reparations, amounting to $18m in 1992, and taking the form of pensions, health care and educational grants, were made to the relatives of the dead and disappeared.  This resulted in an impressive degree of national consensus of the reality of what had gone on under Pinochet.

He was constitutionally limited to one term as president and left office in 1994.  He continued to promote justice and was the catalyst for a UN summit on poverty in 1995.  In 1997 the Council of Europe awarded the North-South Prize to Patricio and to Mary Robinson (former Irish president) for their contribution to fostering human rights, democracy, and cooperation between Europe and Latin America.

Patricio died surrounded by his family.  Patricio was survived by his wife, Leonor Oyarzun, two daughters and three sons, and fourteen grandchildren.

We send our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and the whole Chilean nation.  Our prayers and thoughts are with you.  Eternal rest grant unto Patricio  O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on him.  May the divine assistance remain always with the Chilean people and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of Almighty God rest in peace.

AMEN


Christian Democratic Resurgence

December 31, 2015

Christian Democratic Resurgence is a campaign and registered description of the Christian Democratic Party.  We are an example of Popular Catholic Action – Promoting and Serving the Common Good.

Our political purpose is to defend the UK’s constitutional democracy founded on Christian principles.  Our objective is to mend the broken political institutions with constitutional and electoral reform in order to achieve a system of direct democracy.

To catch up on previous posts relating to a particular topic, click on the category of your choice immediately to the right in the side-bar.  Posts in calendar order can be accessed by the archive in the side-bar.  News Sheets prior to that can be accessed through the archive in the header-bar.

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Happy reading in the New Year.


Our wish for you – a Holy Christmas

December 25, 2015

On this day – all over our lonely planet, even the remotest and unexpected locations – people join together to celebrate the birth of a child, the Prince of Peace who is to be our King and Saviour.  The birth of Jesus and the focus on the Holy Family during the Christmas Feast allows us to celebrate and ponder once again on these fundamentals and truths; the importance of faith and family.  Even non-Christians have to reflect, if only briefly, that they are touched by an event of great magnitude even if they do not comprehend that Christmas Day is a Holy Day – that’s right a holi day and not a vacation.  The festive season is a feast of joyful celebration and worship. Read the rest of this entry »


Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all men

December 25, 2014

As we celebrate the birth of Our Saviour we continue to pray for peace throughout the world and that peoples will learn to live in harmony no matter what their differences are.   The example of the Holy Family is placed before us to give courage to those families who find themselves, through no fault on their part, fleeing from persecution and forced displacement.


Christian Democratic Resurgence

May 12, 2014

The Resurgence political party merged with the Christian Democratic Party two years ago. Resurgence deregistered and the CDP continued as a registered political party, as shown on the publicly accessible roll at the Electoral Commission.

By combining the two names of the parties we created the title of our overall campaign, which succinctly describes our political purpose – to defend our constitutional democracy founded on Christian principles and to mend our broken political system. Christian Democratic Resurgence is also one of the registered descriptions of the CDP and as such its use is protected.

This resurgenceuk site continues as the official online news and information publication of the CDP. Anyone, who does not have access to the internet, can request a hard copy of news items, which is called Resurgence newsreel. Other CDP documents can be provided on request.

If you want to catch up on previous posts relating to a particular topic, then click on the category of your choice in the side-bar. Posts, in calendar order, can be accessed by the archive in the side-bar. News sheets prior to that can be accessed through the archive in the header-bar.

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