Deborah Gyapong: July 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

On that fried chicken controversy

You know, if people want to boycott Chik-Fil-A (which I might avoid just because of the gluten and the spelling) because they disagree with the company's position on in favor of traditional marriage, that's fine.  If you want to boycott Starbuck's or some other company for their public support of gay marriage.  But when public officials start denying licenses and the heavy arm of the state comes down to shut down points of view, then whoa!  And as Mark Steyn points out, the inconsistency is amazing.  You know, it's really about state control not logic, because tyranny's are never logical, only deliberately confusing with power and force being the real object.  Here's an excerpt of Mark's must-read column in the OC Register:

Meanwhile, fellow mayor Tom Menino announced that Chick-fil-A would not be opening in his burg anytime soon. "If they need licenses in the city, it will be very difficult," said His Honor. If you've just wandered in in the middle of the column, this guy Menino isn't the mayor of Soviet Novosibirsk or Kampong Cham under the Khmer Rouge, but of Boston, Mass. Nevertheless, he shares the commissars' view that in order to operate even a modest and politically inconsequential business it is necessary to demonstrate that one is in full ideological compliance with party orthodoxy. "There is no place for discrimination on Boston's Freedom Trail," Mayor Menino thundered in his letter to Mr. Cathy, "and no place for your company alongside it." No, sir. On Boston's Freedom Trail, you're free to march in ideological lockstep with the city authorities – or else. Hard as it is to believe, there was a time when Massachusetts was a beacon of liberty: the shot heard round the world, and all that. Now it fires Bureau of Compliance permit-rejection letters round the world.

Mayor Menino subsequently backed down and claimed the severed rooster's head left in Mr. Cathy's bed was all just a misunderstanding. Yet, when it comes to fighting homophobia on Boston's Freedom Trail, His Honor is highly selective. As the Boston Herald's Michael Graham pointed out, Menino is happy to hand out municipal licenses to groups whose most prominent figures call for gays to be put to death. The mayor couldn't have been more accommodating (including giving them $1.8 million of municipal land) of the new mosque of the Islamic Society of Boston, whose IRS returns listed as one of their seven trustees Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Like President Obama, Imam Qaradawi's position on gays is in a state of "evolution": He can't decide whether to burn them or toss 'em off a cliff. "Some say we should throw them from a high place," he told Al-Jazeera. "Some say we should burn them, and so on. There is disagreement ... . The important thing is to treat this act as a crime." Unlike the deplorable Mr. Cathy, Imam Qaradawi is admirably open-minded: There are so many ways to kill homosexuals, why restrict yourself to just one? In Mayor Menino's Boston, if you take the same view of marriage as President Obama did from 2009 to 2012, he'll run your homophobic ass out of town. But, if you want to toss those godless sodomites off the John Hancock Tower, he'll officiate at your ribbon-cutting ceremony.

I make no secret of being a social conservative who supports traditional marriage.  But you are more likely to find me sounding the alarm about the persecution of gays in countries like Saudi Arabia than you will any from the progressive end of the spectrum.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Interesting perspective on the Iraq War

An excerpt of a post by Mario Loyola at The Corner:

By the time I got to Iraq in July 2007, the surge operations had utterly defeated the insurgency in Anbar province, Baghdad and most of the surrounding environs, and most of the Shiite heartland; and the Kurdish areas remained at peace. Basra remained restive (the central government of Iraq would take care of that the following year), but the only major pockets of resistance were in Diyala province and in the far north around Mosul. In most of Iraq, American casualties had dropped to levels commensurate with peacetime activities and attacks on coalition forces had virtually vanished.  

In the course of 2008, these gains were consolidated with elections that returned strong victories for pro-American, anti-Iranian, and anti–al Qaeda parties in Iraq, and were further consolidated with the strategic-framework agreements negotiated by the Bush administration.
It was President Bush who ended the war in Iraq — by winning it. For Obama to claim that he ended the war in Iraq by bringing the troops home is as ridiculous as if he claimed credit for ending World War II by bringing troops home from Germany and Japan.

All Obama ended in Iraq was our position of strategic influence there, a priceless position gained after a horrifying sacrifice. Just imagine what the fate of Germany and Japan (and of democracy) might have been if we had abandoned those countries’ nascent democratic institutions at the start of the Cold War? We learned in the years after World War I that democracies are most vulnerable to subversion and demagoguery when they are youngest. It was the long-term presence of U.S. troops that allowed stable institutions of democratic politics and flourishing commerce to sink deep roots in Japan, South Korea, Germany, and elsewhere on the periphery of the free world. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Interesting column by Margaret Wente

The Globe and Mail columnist visits the Toronto public housing complex where two people were shot during a barbecue and tells us what she sees.  Here's an excerpt (H/t : FiveFeetofFury)

Like every other social housing complex, Danzig has its share of three-generation families. Today the average length of tenancy at Toronto Community Housing is 10 years. But at places like Danzig, with larger units, it’s longer. Many of the teenagers have always lived in public housing. And it’s hard to see how their mothers ever will get out of here.

Mr. Thompson is a city councillor who grew up in Scarborough, partly in public housing. Also, he’s black. He argues that we need to crack down on misconduct. Social housing, he says, has become a haven for bad actors and criminal enterprise. We tolerate activity that no private landlord would put up with. “You have people who start their little cottage industry – drug activities, or a chop shop. And they know they’ll never be evicted.”
These are the people who don’t participate in job programs, because they’re not interested in $15-an-hour jobs. Often they don’t live in social housing themselves, but use it as a base for their activities. Social housing also provides them with a prime recruiting ground. They make friends with single mothers, and recruit their sons.
In Toronto, nobody gets kicked out of social housing for bad behaviour – not even for criminal activity, or owning a gun. With 164,000 tenants, Toronto Community Housing is the second-largest housing provider in North America. Last year it evicted a grand total of five people for bad behaviour, although it does have the tools to issue evictions in such cases.
“These people are pretty smart,” he says. “They understand the system is broken, and nobody is prepared to fix it.”
Something else is broken too. Social housing, conceived as a temporary backstop until people got back on their feet, has turned into a destination.
“Some of the kids I remember from public housing went on to become vice-presidents of insurance companies, teachers, politicians,” he says. “They didn’t have a feeling of being deprived, that this was their destiny, that this was where they were going to end up.”

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

President Obama is losing his narcissistic supply.  Watch out! From The American Thinker: 
In 2008, Obama ran as a messianic figure, come to bring peace and love to earth.  But in 2012 he is tearing off the mask bequeathed by Saul Alinsky and his other radical left mentors.I think there might be two reasons.  First, Obama really is an ideological radical -- there's no honest doubt about it anymore, given his expressed anti-capitalist and anti-constitutionalist views, his solid phalanx of radical associates throughout life, and his repeated assault on everyday Americans.  And while Obama is the most convincing liar since Bill Clinton, he has essentially given up on hiding his radicalism.That is hugely important.A second reason why Obama seems to be wandering off script is his genuine rage and anger toward those who dissent from his radical orthodoxy.  Early in his administration, Obama gave one of those televised White House seminars on the economy. Congressman Paul Ryan was there, and instead of listening obediently, the way Republicans are supposed to, he presented a clear and articulate argument against federal overspending.  Obama was caught unprepared, and right there on live TV, he suddenly looked enraged.  That used-car salesman smile was gone.  For a moment, we could see the man behind the Carteresque grin.  He didn't look kind and compassionate.
snip  (my emphases below)

In emotional terms, Obama and Warren are "leaking" their real feelings while trying to cover them up.  Popular narcissists can be devastatingly nice and charming, until they run into opposition.  Then their real feelings leak out.In his heart of hearts, President O is always enraged at the American people -- those bitter clingers -- but this time it's personal.  Gone is the smiling messiah, and in his place we see a persecutory personality, a real witch-hunter who may lose the election but won't pass up a chance to scourge this country with the whip of righteousness, to tell us what he really thinks. 

Read more:

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Allen West for Vice President

Too bad he wasn't American's first black president.  Mitt Romney!  Choose Allen West to be VP.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A global government? No, thanks.

A Vatican department has called for the creation of a “global government” to keep the world’s financial markets in check.
The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace released a 6,500-word document last week entitled “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority”.
Starting with quotes from popes over the past four decades, the document strongly criticises liberal economics, which it says “spurns rules and controls”. The financial crisis, characterised by “selfishness, collective greed and the hoarding of goods on a great scale” is “one devastating effect of [this ideology]”, it says.
It quotes Pope Paul VI, who “clearly and prophetically denounced the dangers of an economic development conceived in liberalist terms because of its harmful consequences for world equilibrium and peace”.
Citing Blessed John Paul II’s warning in 1991 of the risk of an “idolatry of the market” the authors of the report say that “a road must be taken that is in greater harmony with the dignity and transcendent vocation of the person and the human family”.
This road should be the gradual establishing of a “world political authority”, with broad powers to regulate financial markets and rein in the “inequalities and distortions of capitalist development”.

 Who's going to preside over a global government like this?  Libya?   Sudan?  China?  Or perhaps Russia?  The United States?   Is socialism or a kind of international statism the solution for the problems of liberal democracy?  No, because everywhere socialism has been tried, except for small, homogeneous societies like Sweden, the corruption is worse, the greed and the hoarding by the elites is worse than it is in free, capitalist societies----take a look at the Soviet Union.  And the United Nations is not a corruption-free zone, I'm sorry to say.
Instead of proposing this kind of utopian solution, the Church needs to continue preaching the kind of moral and spiritual conversion that makes external government control less  necessary.  Rabbi Jonathan Sachs has a more realistic view of banking scandals. 
“The banking scandals, rate fixing and resignations may have a silver lining if they awaken us to a fact about which we have been in denial for decades. Morality matters. Not just laws, regulations, supervisory authorities, committees of inquiry, courts, fines and punishments, but morality: the inner voice of self-restraint that tells us not to do something even when it is to our advantage, even though it may be legal and even if there is a fair chance it won’t be found out. Because it’s wrong. Because it’s dishonourable. Because it is a breach of trust. We are reaching the endgame of a failed experiment: society’s attempt to live without a shared moral code.”

The problem with seeking governmental solutions is that government bureaucrats and elites are as prone to corruption as capitalist entrepreneurs.  It's called human nature.  And government then shields those elites from the consequences of their choices---something the market, if not interfered with, does not.  Much of the problem with the housing and mortgage collapse in the United States came because the government backed mortgages and thus banks entered into riskier loaning than they would have had there not been big Nanny state guarantees.  Then the government's own creations Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac also crashed.   If banks risked failing because they made bad loans, they would have a market-based incentive to not make bad loans.   Much of what we have is not market capitalism but crony corporatism in which government elites are in bed with their favorite multi-national corporations, playing favorites, allowing monopolies, creating regulations that favor the multi-nationals.  Creating a one-world body would just exacerbate this problem.

It's character and virtue, not regulation that is needed.  It's character, and what men or women will do when no one is looking that is important,  not whether a system is socialist or capitalist.  But socialism destroys character. Regulations do not build character in someone who already lacks it.  However, the Church is uniquely positioned in the character and virtue-building business.  This is what She should advocate.  Virtue.  Especially supernatural virtues.

Here's some more from that article.  First paragraph below is fine.  The second is, well, embarrassing:

Such a supranational authority “cannot be imposed by force, coercion or violence, but should be the outcome of a free and shared agreement and a reflection of the permanent and historic needs of the world common good”, the document says, and that it should build on United Nations bodies. They emphasise that “this transformation will be made at the cost of a gradual, balanced transfer of a part of each nation’s powers to a world authority and to regional authorities”.

At a press conference launching the document, Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said “the basic sentiment” behind the Occupy Wall Street protests was in line with Catholic social teaching. “The Vatican is not behind any of these movements, but the basic inspirations can be the same,” he said.

Occupy Wall Street protests???????   
Thankfully, the Herald article does have someone with a different point of view.
But Prof Philip Booth of the Institute of Economic Affairs said that, while the document makes some interesting points, “the position falls apart on close inspection”.

He said the report “wrongly asserts that liberalism is a theoretical ideal divorced from reality. It is quite extraordinary, then, that the document will be proposing a world legal authority when the practical realities are that such authorities become captured by cliques and special interests and are rarely at the service of the people from whom they are so remote. Indeed, they often seem directly opposed to the very values for which the Church stands.”

He also disagreed with the document’s call for greater financial regulation. “If anything, systems of global financial regulation exacerbated the financial crisis because it led to many countries having the same failings in their banking systems at the same time. Indeed, many of the problems we faced were caused by attempts by financial institutions to get round regulations,” he said.

And he was critical of the proposal for a world fund to bail out banks. “Attacks on democracy are arising because of the perceived injustice of banks being bailed out at the expense of taxpayers. The creation of a world bailout fund would raise moral hazard and lead to more reckless behaviour in the financial system and certainly would be perceived as a major injustice by taxpayers,” he said.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Alarming video from the United States

Did you know that a group of Christians were stoned---no not smoking dope, but had stones thrown at them like in the freakin's Stone Age---in Dearborn, Michigan.   What did the police do?

If you are Christian or Jewish in North America it seems you can forget about having your rights protected. Instead you will be cited for creating a disturbance.

I have friends who, because of this kind of thing, want to stop Muslim immigration to the West.  I won't go so far since there are probably lots of Muslims who are trying to flee to North America to escape this kind of barbarism.  It is a sad state of affairs that no-go areas where Sharia law rules have begun to emerge on this side of the pond.  

But as Mark Steyn has pointed out, the problem is not with Muslims, it is our decay, our loss of civilizational confidence.   We should probably stop all immigration and take stock until we can ensure we have a lively culture and society that encourages assimilation, not what we seem to have now, a decadent, dying, weak culture that temps others to colonize us.

Religious liberty and economic prosperity

We need an Action Institute North here in Canada.   This book by Fr. Robert Sirico will be on my wish list.  From The Corner:

‘Can it be mere coincidence that we are beset by decline just as the Judeo-Christian worldview has retreated from the public square?” Fr. Robert A. Sirico asks in his new book, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy. The president of the Michigan-based Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, Fr. Sirico asks the question in a chapter titled “The End of Freedom?” He argues that “the link between economic liberty and public morality is not tenuous; it is clear and direct.” And he talks a bit about what he means in an interview with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez.
KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: The bishops have been all about their Fortnight for Freedom. You’ve got a new book on the moral case for a free economy. What’s the Catholic obsession with freedom lately?
FR. ROBERT A. SIRICO: In one sense it is nothing new. The idea that “the truth will set you free,” and the “liberty by which Christ sets us free,” are ideas that have a rather long heritage — 2,000 years and more in Christianity and even more in Orthodox Judaism. I think today, in particular, the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which our liberties —  religious, economic, and personal — are being eroded are becoming dangerous and obvious. This risk to our institutions has brought the whole thing to a head — which I believe is welcome on many levels.


FR. SIRICO: Yes, much of it consists of prudential actions. Surely one is not a formal heretic if one has not seen the wisdom of the Fortnight for Freedom effort. But I think it is good to remember that the internal polarization that took place after the Second Vatican Council between those who adopted the hermeneutic of rupture and those who maintained the hermeneutic of continuity (to use the pope’s categories) is that the former tended to abandon a more theological understanding of the Church and its role in the world and diminished it to a merely political, “historically conscious,” and socially activist (sometimes even socialist!) paradigm.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Angry women in the Catholic Church

Puhleeze.  I am so not in solidarity with this kind of feminist nonsense.  

The Osservatore Romano newspaper, founded in 1861, only opened its doors to female journalists in 2008.

But despite the pope's backing for what has been described by the Osservatore Romano as a move "to give voice to the value that women bring to the Church," Scaraffia said she was fighting a lonely battle.

"There is misogyny in the Church," she said.

"It's a closed world, caught up with issues of power. Many in the clergy are afraid that if women come onto the scene there will be less room for them."

Her comments come as the Vatican watchdog struggles to bring radical nuns in the United States back into line.

In May, the Vatican released a report accusing the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which represents most US nuns, of "radical feminism" and not focusing enough on fighting gay marriage and abortion.

But pockets of rebellious clergy across the world have also called for women to be allowed to play a more prominent role in the Church.

"It's not possible to go on like this," said Scaraffia. "Women in the Church are angry!"
The "Vatileaks" affair currently rocking the Holy See was another crisis that could have been avoided if women had occupied leading roles inside the institution, Scaraffia said.

While I agree there can be areas of misogyny in the Church, compensating for it by putting angry women in positions of power to mollify them is a huge mistake.  I think it is a mistake to have some kind of affirmative action program to "give voice to the value that women bring to the Church."  And note that it is pockets of rebellious clergy who are cheering the girls on.  I am not crazy about that crowd, either.

And anyone who sees the Church only in terms of male power plays  is missing the point about how Christ's power is made perfect in weakness. Sure there are power plays. I'm not naive.  However, anyone who thinks rebellion and anger are ways to get more power in the Church is operating from the wrong spirit.

The sexual abuse crisis ---would that have been helped or changed by more women in positions of power?  Women are capable of abuse of power and sexual abuse.

In my work, I deal with men at the highest level of the Church and I have never been treated disrespectfully because of my sex.  Nor have I been patronized.  But then, I don't need a little pat on the head to let me know that I am "someone"  or that I am "equal."  

I think it's a shame that this gal is supposedly representing the feminine side of the Church.   

Father Z waxes poetic

This is some fine writing:

In my own life, since that was the summer that Fisher met Spassky, I was highly attuned to the newspaper.  For myself, in tournament play, I had at my little age earned a rating.  In great anticipation I was set – in between running like a shoeless brown animal or riding horses bare-back without bridle, clinging to their manes and ears – to watch and play through these games with with my grandfather – himself a world level Bridge champion – with great attention.  The summer was hot and free.  I watched Julia Child and NASA missions. I met Dave McNally, and listened to short wave radio at night and distant trains whistles. I knew every kid and all their houses and yards.  I ate snow cones from a cousin’s traveling cart, kicked through the banks of hail from summer storms, and blew up stuff with fireworks. I had a bright green Sting-Ray bike with a white seat.  My hair was on fire and I was never going to die.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

This put a smile on my face

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The flipside of illegal immigration

Victor Davis Hanson writes at the Corner:

About a few hundred yards from my farm, there are several trailers, and dozens of people living out behind a single-family dwelling, in violation of zoning laws, and general water, sewage, and health codes about outdoor structures. I am currently waiting to hear from authorities that the dogs who bit me last week on a morning bicycle ride prove not to be rabid; the owners, who did not speak English and were not willing to volunteer any information to me, had several dogs without vaccinations, licenses, leashes, etc. who, without their owners’ worry, run into the (busy) road to bite those who happen to pass by.

In essence, in rural central California, the most highly regulated among the states, there are de facto no longer building codes, dog ordinances, health requirements, or any of the basic rules and regulations of a civilized or caring society. To the degree that the state cannot ensure near-instant parity for the arriving impoverished foreign national without English, education, or legality, it is felt to be culpable, without much worry about the new arrival’s responsibility to come legally, learn his adopted country’s language, and follow all his new country’s laws.

Most drivers now assume that there is some chance that in any rural car wreck the other driver may flee the scene, leaving his abandoned vehicle without registration or insurance. You now cannot walk or ride a bike on a rural road you grew up on without fear of being bitten by unleashed dogs without rabies vaccinations; if one finds the addresses and owners’ names amid the trash thrown out weekly alongside rural roadsides, there is a general understanding that the authorities—in a state that shut down 250,000 acres of irrigated farmland out of purported worry for the delta smelt—will not do anything, and wants that known to avoid bothersome calls. In rural California, everything is now seen as open game for recycling and therefore in danger of disappearing—from copper wire to an ancestral iron plow in the yard. I say “everything” since my town’s manhole covers and commemorative bronze plaques on churches and buildings have also been disappearing.

Praise God for this man's courage

Imagine!  preaching the Gospel on during Pride.

Doesn't look like the police will protect your rights of freedom of expression if you are a Christian

Via FiveFeetofFury

UPDATE: video of the show here.We’re talking about this video:

The facts about “Wicca”and “pagans” are here: this fake “religion” is about 150 years old, and its inventor also invented the fake “Burning Times” that allegedly saw millions of witches killed by Christians?
The number of estimated heretics killed (often by secular courts) actually amounts to about 3000 people — over 500 years.Or the same number of people Muslims recently killed in one day.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

It's summer and time for a good read

If you are looking for a good read over the summer holidays, why not order a copy of my suspense novel The Defilers?  I just received a couple of boxes as my supply had run out and if you click on the Buy Now button below, you can order a personalized signed copy for $20 that will including shipping and handling to destinations in North America.

PayPal allows you to include shipping information in your email request.

The novel manuscript was vetted for theology by Msgr. Robert Mercer, the former Metropolitan Bishop of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada, for theology and parts concerning the RCMP by former RCMP member and chaplain Dr. Allen Churchill and the parts concerning demonic deliverance by Pastor Penn Clark who has first hand experience in that area.
Last year, I gave copies to the keynote speakers at the Anglicanorum Coetibus Conference in Mississauga, Dominican theologican Fr. Aidan Nichols and Fr. Christopher Phillips, founder of the first Anglican Use parish in the United States, Our Lady of the Atonement in San Antonio, Texas.
Here’s what Fr. Nichols had to say, which I reprint with his permission:
Dear Deborah, I quite forgot to say how I’d been completely unable to put your novel down once I started reading. You might like to know that reading it through takes exactly the time of the Toronto to London flight! Thank you very much for putting it into my hands. fr Aidan

Fr. Phillips wrote me this:
“What a page-turner! And it was the perfect length…I started it in the Toronto airport, and finished as we were on our descent into San Antonio. It was great… Thanks!”
Read what else people have said about The Defilers here. An excerpt here.
If you’d like to buy an unsigned copy, you can go here or find it on Amazon here. Canadians can find it at here.

Help Free Dominion protect freedom of expression on the Internet


For the past five years, we have often found ourselves standing on the front lines protecting our internet, virtually alone, and that has been a very difficult journey.

Watch Brian Lilley's commentary on our story on Sun TV's  Byline  (starting at 0.43).  Please like and share the video!


As operators of one of the largest discussion forums in Canada, Free Dominion, we have repeatedly found ourselves on the front lines in legal battles that have had enormous implications for internet freedom, personal privacy and free speech. When cases like these come up, it is critically important that they be fought in such a way that results in good legal precedents being set. For this reason, we have fought hard for your freedom at every opportunity.
Our legal cases have, so far, resulted in some excellent case law that protects internet users.  Here is what we have done so far:
1) Plaintiffs must now show that they have a real case of defamation, and a judge must consider free speech factors before the private information of anonymous posters can be demanded from website operators.  This precedent has already been used in another case to successfully protect anonymous political posters from a threatening mayor.
2) Excerpts from a copyrighted article are not considered a copyright violation.  (This point and the following two points were part of this decision.)
3) The "user's rights" of blogs and forums are now given liberal consideration as these sites can now take advantage of a "news reporting" exemption for copyright purposes.
4) Links to copyrighted material are not considered to be violations of copyright (even if the links display a picture on a different site).
5) Internet flame wars should not result in a successful defamation complaint when one flamer chooses to leave the online debate and file a lawsuit. This is vitally important to website operators who allow comments because, in Canada, they are liable for what others post on their sites.
Precedent 5 above, however, is under threat, and we are being forced back into court to protect and verify it, and to, hopefully, expand protection of internet commenters and website operators while we are there.

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of God

The new texts for marriage and burial rites for the Ordinariates have been approved.   Seems very similar to what we have in the Canadian Book of Common Prayer, though I have not read through it all.  Here's the text and the beautiful opening.

Dearly  beloved,  we  are  gathered  here  in  the  sight  of  God  and  in  the
presence of this congregation, to witness the joining together of this
man and this woman in Holy Matrimony; which is an honourable
estate, instituted of God himself, signifying unto us the mystical union
that  is  betwixt  Christ  and  his  Church;  which  holy  estate  Christ
adorned and beautified with his presence, and first miracle that he
wrought,  in  Cana  of  Galilee,  and  is  commended  in  Holy  Writ  to  be
honourable  among  all  men;  and  therefore  is  not  by  any  to  be
enterprised, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly; but
reverently, discreetly, soberly, and in the fear of God, duly considering
the causes for which Matrimony was ordained.

First, it was ordained for the increase of mankind according to the will
of God, and that children might be brought up in the fear and nurture
of the Lord, and to the praise of his holy Name.


By the way, I've been posting quite a bit at The Anglo-Catholic.  Sorry for the light blogging here.

Here's Msgr. Andrew Burnham who is chairman? of the international commission working on a consistent Ordinariate liturgy.

Order for Marriage from UKOrdinariate on Vimeo.

Order for Funerals from UKOrdinariate on Vimeo.