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Friday, October 31, 2008

DRC- Congo- Kivu Region- Catholic Relief Services pulls two relif workers out of country. Only grass roots organizations like Caritas Internationalis still easily operate in wartorn region

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Catholic News Service 30/10/08; Caritas Internationalis 30/10/08; BBC World News (Secular) 29/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Catholic Relief Services has pulled two relief workers out of the DRC into neighboring Rwanda- due to unsafe conditions of operation, however they claim this is an isolated event, and not a general withdrawal. The Relief workers can't wait to get back to the CRS headquarters in the southern Congo, where the organization's efforts are based.

In recent days a UN peace-keeper helicopter was shot at, purportedly, if UN sources quoted by the BBC (29/10/08) are to be taken as accurate- not by rebels, but by Rwandan troops, and DRC troops have been noted as shooting across the border when they saw weapons fire. The BBC's representation- noted exchanges of fire. Rwanda denies involvement in the conflict. Rebels however claim to have a purpose of fighting Rwanda's own claimed rebels they claim to be in the Congo. We cannot verify any of these claims, by the Rebels.


Caritas Internationalis is appealing for an end to violence. After a recent cease fire called for by rebel forces, and a UN condemnation of rebel activities, as rebels have attacked UN troops- there was still the sounds of gunfire under the shadows of the dark African night.

Caritas Internationalis needs better conditions to ensure 16 000 persons who they are supplying with food necessities get this. Other organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, are appealing western governments to intervene diplomatically. Much of the important work on the ground, however- is still being done by Caritas Internationalis, whose use of local grassroots people has enabled them to continue operations where some other organizations have needed to reassess the aid they are giving. Both Catholic Relief Services, who are appealing for US diplomatic support, and Development and Peace (who are asking the Canadian government for intervention), plan to use Caritas Internationalis in order to supply needs in the Goma Region, where Caritas has structures still in place.

Sites of those mentioned for their aid of efforts:

Caritas Internationalis
Catholic Reflief Services
Development and Peace

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Philippines- Bishops call for society to act against corruption- having alread called for them to "Prepare a new government", say they need support

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. CBCP News (Catholic Bishops of the Philippines) 29/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Having recently asked for a "new government", and for society to take a stance on every level against corruption, which the bishop's representation in these statements had claimed to be a major cause of poverty in the nation, the Philippine church have asked for public action, through the voice of another bishop. They want the Philppines' president to face corruption charges against her, this is as religious organizations in the Philippines, have come out in support of the calls by their bishops.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Orissa, India- "Pillar of Church" and candidate for a future bishop dies- thought to be from wounds sustained in tactical anti-Christian violence

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. UCAN (Catholic) News 29/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Church representatives have called him a pillar, a martyr, whose blood may help cure the dire hemoraging of the Indian Catholic church, and democracy, and a nun in the area has even noted that he was a candidate to be the next bishop in the area. All of this did not prevent a crowd of Hindu Nationalists from severely beating the man who died having blood clots enter his brain. Father Bernard Digal, who is 47, died yesterday at 8:45 p.m (probably local time).

In India, Christians face what seems to fit the 1950's declaration by the UN General Assembly, of what genocide is to be considered as, so as to allow the punishment of war criminals. At least 59 people have been killed, 50 000 left homeless, as Christians are killed, beaten, have their houses and possessions either burnt or appropriated, and face what a bishops in Orissa's capital- say is an unwillingness by the Indian government to react. This is as International calls for peace in the region were attacked by India's Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as against India's sovereignty.

Leaders from all major religions in the region have condemned the violence.

Africa- DRC- Congo- UN Security council recognises crisis, plans to send in thousands more troops- Rwanda denies funding CNDP - Kivu Rebels, as UN

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. BBC World News 30/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The BBC reports- that the UN Security council has made a non-binding statement- condemning Nkunda's CNDP's violence, and calling for further troop deployment.

The rebels, who have consistently advanced against UN troops, are suspected to be funded and assisted by a regional foreign power. As the UN Security council asks Rwanda and the DRC to sort out their problems, and take concrete steps to create stability in the region- so hurt by the conflict- Rwanda is denying funding of the Rebels.

The rebels claim to be protecting Congolese from Rwandan rebels- who they claim aided the 1994 genocide. The Rwandan president was recently desired in a French court to face charges of murdering the man whose death sparked the genocide- his 1994 predecessor. Rwanda recently removed French from their official list of languages, and as a language in which children can be taught in schools, or people can contact the government. They have also pulled out of a group of French speaking nations, and since France asked for their president to appear in court have accused French soldiers, who were assigned by the UN to protect civilians in the region- of helping conduct the genocide. Others facing accusations, from the government whose leader has been accused by a French judge of murder- include the Catholic church.

The DRC Kivu rebels themselves have caused mass flights from towns whenever they have stormed different urban areas, have shot at UN MONUC troops, and of late have directly been fighting UN peacekeepers- who recently launched air attacks on the rebels who responded with anti-air fire.

The UN has noted that rape, and mutilation of sexual organs are a weapon of war in the DRC, and have asked for human shields to not be captured or used. Which side they are referring, on the second issue of human shields we have not been able to ascertain, as the government of the country has also began to lose control of their soldiers.

There was firing of weapons across the Rwandan border, and firing into the air- by Congolese defense force troops, whose government is gradually losing control of the terrified soldiers, as the rebels continue to take more ground.

Yesterday, the rebels- accused of kidnapping child soldiers recently- announced they wanted a peace treaty- having themselves broken the previous one at an opportune time, and are the cause of even further food insecurity in Congo- as villagers should now be planting crops. They are not however prepared to disarm, until "Rwandan Rebels", they claim are in the area- are "out" of the area.

Caritas Internationalis- from their position on the ground in the country are desperately looking for 1.5 million US dollars to help with immediate, basic needs. They were already desiring this when the number of refugees had not completely burst the capacity of refugee camps around Goma, a regional capital in Kivu.

The UN intervention may be needed to stop the constant loss of territory by the African UN task-force- and to possibly prevent what some (United Kingdom minister Mark Malloch-Brown- to Africa) are claiming could be a massacre on the scale of the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. This comes After calls by Caritas Internationalis for global action and immediate relief of some of this humanitarian crisis.

Caritas Internationalis- Pakistan- Emergency Assessments taking place after earthquake kills hundreds

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Caritas Internationalis 29/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

In the early hours of this morning, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale, hit Southwest Pakistan. The death toll, at the time Caritas Internationalis published this fact, was already in the hundreds, and is expected to rise. The humanitarian organization has a good track record, and well trained staff in Pakistan, where in 2005 they responded to another major earthquake, which hit the north of the country. The organization is (At the time they published this fact) doing Emergency Assessments of the situation, before deciding on how best to act in response to this disaster.

Pakistan is currently in a civil war, with rebels suspected to have ties with the Taliban, and Al Qaeda. The government does not have enough resources to adequately take care of its people according to the BBC.

Caritas Internationalis- The weekend's and week's fighting- is at time when fields are used to sow crops, refugee camps past capacity- desperate need for 1.5 million to supply basics, as situation deteriorates daily

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Caritas Internationalis 28/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Caritas Internationalis, the umbrella body of over 160 Catholic aid agencies, is asking, as they had at earlier stages for a desperate 1.5 million US dollars, in order to supply basics, such as blankets, or hygiene products, to over 90 000 people, in the Eastern DRC. Refugee camps have breached capacity, as another 30 000 people are heading for Goma, as two more towns fell to foreign backed Kivu rebels.

Refugees are sleeping at relatives, schools and government buildings- as humanitarian organizations are ill-funded to adequately sort out this problem, and as the UN task team continues to lose ground against the Human Rights abusing, criminal rebels, who recently broke an UN sponsored peace treaty.

As the situation continues to worsen- Caritas Internationalis is warning of lack of food and water, and hygiene necessities among refugees. There have already been several outbreaks of disease this year, worsened by combatants raiding the medical supplies of humanitarian organizations.

Caritas Internationalis, who have a proven record of dealing with, and stabilizing humanitarian situations, and of supporting the poor- claiming that their work is "Justice, not Charity", in their motto- have warned that until areas are secured, refugees cannot return to their villages- also they have noted the dire fact, that these battles will prevent crops being planted when they should be- and help contribute to food security problems in the region. They are asking for the world to mobilize, and for those responsible for this infringement on Congo's sovereignty, and on human rights and dignity- to be held responsible for their unspeakable actions.

Venezuela- Cardinal calls for free and fair elections in the region

(Social Justice South Africa; CBCP news (Philippine Bishops Conference) 29/10/08; Catholic News Agency 29/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Claiming that verbal violence, offenses, and insults are contrary to the Spirit which should reign among Venezuelans, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, of the Archdioces of Caracas, called for free and respectful elections in the Region- where an important election faces the citizens of the country. He said that bishops may not have a place in politics, but that it is about human rights, justice, freedom and truth that they now chose speak about.

DRC- another town falls to Rebels- despite UN insistence they would halt advance- Rebels claim

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Reuters (Secular) 28/10/08; South African Catholic 28/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

On Monday, the UN force, MONUC, was attacking rebel positions outside of Goma, following the falling of another town to the Human Rights abusing, foreign backed, criminal, Kivu Rebels. On Tuesday the UN force was vowing to protect urban areas. By the end of Tuesday, the town of Rutshuru had, if claims of the Rebel forces are to be given any credence, already been the latest victim of the rebel onslaught, as tens of thousands were likely forced to flee, or face the wrath of the infamous foreign backed rebel group- who don't blink at killing UN forces, or volunteers. The UN is claiming that rape and mutilation of sexual organs are weapons of war in the DRC, where children are captured, kidnapped, and forced to fight, even addicted to drugs to ensure loyalty.

The rebels, under their leader Nkunda, accused of human rights abuses, and normal criminal activities, including fraud and kidnapping, and use of child soldiers, also known as the "National Congress for the Defense of the People", or "CNDP" have abused their status as Tutsi- in order to pretend that this is an ethnic conflict.

DRC- Civil Society claims failure by UN, Government- to stop advance of foreign backed Kivu Rebels- calls for March- which should happen, or have happ

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 27/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Two days ago- Agenzia Fides informed the world of a press release given to them of a request given to the DRC government, to allow a peaceful march- with the aim at promoting peace in the Kivu region, eastern Congo- where rebels- having foreign assistance- have advanced with seemingly unstoppable force against UN (United Nations) MONUC troops, who tried to halt them with attack helicopters recently, and against the Nation's National Army. Civil society also regrets that the DRC national army has also failed to halt the foreign backed rebels from taking over the vast Virunga National Park area.

The march will remember an Archbishop murdered 12 years ago in previous conflict, on returning from comforting refugees. Civil society, organizing the march, believe that peace is needed in the region, they also have called on the government to improve basic living conditions in the "two provinces", by which they likely mean those in the Kivu Area.

Philippines- Bishops threaten government- “The time to prepare a new government is now."

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Reuters (secular) 29/10/08; CBCP (Philippine Bishops conference) 29/10/08,Philippine Inquirer (Secular) 29/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Reuters is reporting, based on the Philippine Inquirer, that the bishops are asking people to prepare for a new government. The press release on the Philippine conference of Catholic bishops's website, is not seemingly asking for violence with statements such as : "The time to prepare a new government is now." - what it does ask is for a complete reformation of society, against corruption, even to the extent of gaining a new government. Whether the new government consists in making it moral, and therefor the equivalent, or the replacement of the administration by political means seems left up to the government, whose president was lambasted openly by a representative of the bishops as corrupt. The country is certainly being asked by the bishops to permeate the whole of society with Catholic morals.

The Philippines recently were threatened with genocide (Article 2 section d- creating conditions to limit births in a population- is genocide if it aims at reducing population), by groups from within the UN, the US population control office, and American abortion firm "International Planned Parenthood", which has somehow managed to be allowed to teach sexual education classes in America, and was attempting to force a 2 child limit on the Philippines, which is currently in a low scale civil war. The church reiterated that it was not overpopulation that caused poverty, but corruption. It seems the church is heavily against corruption under their current government. Other church organizations had already condemned the corruption in the country's current administration.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

DRC- Congo- Aid workers evacuated as Human-Rights-abusing- rebels advance further

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Reuters (Secular) 28/10/08)

Article By Marc Aupiais

As the nation's Tutsi rebels advance further towards a regional captial against the Government forces in the eastern DRC, the United Nations, is pulling out about 50 aid workers from various charitable organizations from a town close to rebel forces, which is an aim of recent aggressions. Attack helicopters of the UN mission in the DRC recently attacked rebels positions with strategic air power- however the rebels responded with anti-aircraft barrages.

The rebels continue to fight government forces despite a recent treaty. The leader of the group currently advancing is wanted for fraud, use of child soldiers, illegal mining and human rights violations, but has yet to be advanced on by the recognized DRC government. Since the DRC gained a constitution via referendum, and has also had an election, the dynamics of the moral high ground have been shifting. The United Nations firmly states that they will do all in their power not allow further encroachment on urban areas by the infamous Kivu rebels, and that they will defend the nearby town with force.

The town, that the Rebels now want to launch an offensive against, Rutshuru, is home to tens of thousands of internal refugees fleeing violence caused largely by the advancing rebels. Recent attacks on a nearby town sent about 20 000 refugees fleeing for life, towards the provincial capital- Goma.

Japan- Despite Prime Minster's status as a Catholic- Japan hangs two more on death row

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. BBC World News (secular) 28/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

When their their previous Justice minister's Buddhist beliefs disagreed, Japan for fifteen months, halted executions. Despite being a professed Catholic, Japan's prime minister, Tarso Aso, elected on the 24 of September to the position, has continued to allow the mass use of the death penalty in Japan. When executions take place, they are not broadcast widely, but have allot of support in the local communities. The most recent victims, both criminals, it seems- were both over the age of 50.

The Catholic Church has for years been campaigning for a universal moratorium of the death penalty, saying that the places where it is needed in the modern world are limited. It has had the support of politicians around the world, including some figures in South Africa, and has played a large part in reducing its use. In Japan, however, public sentiments have kept up this practice, without any proven positive effects, which can be separated from good legal measures.

It is not permitted for a Catholic to vote for a politician who allows an extravagant, unnecessary use of the death penalty except when their viable opponents are worse on human rights, and pro-life, pro-family issues, and the 7 non-negotiable political issues- but catholics are permitted, to vote for politicians who believe in a limited death penalty.

Japan has killed 15 people on death row this year, and are estimated to have 100 more ready to be executed, being kept until their final execution dates, which have not been released to the public. Executions usually take place in secret, before later being announced to the public.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Vatican- Pope- I am especially concerned about Indian and Iraqi Christians- under such persecution at present

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. News 24 (secular) 26/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

This Sunday, Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, of the illustrious Roman Catholic Church, having announced plans to visit Africa, noted some spots of trouble for Christians, noting especially some eastern countries, where Christians suffer intolerance, unjust violence, and are forced or threatened into leaving their homes. He by name mentioned India, where over 50 000 Christians have been adversely affected, and 60 have been killed in an anti-Christian Genocide, and Iraq, where about 2300 Christians recently had to flee the city of Mossul.

He also mentioned hopes for China, where authorized religion is controlled, and censored by the state, and Catholic priests and bishops seemingly have appeared to disappear every now and again, and where the underground church suffers grave threats daily. China and the Vatican have no diplomatic relations, this since 1951, and the Chinese Catholic church is considered sacramental by the papacy, but not due to any compromises to allow safe worship in the country, however underground bishops are not permitted to partake in many meetings on Chinese soil.

The "Open" Catholic Church, in the control of the Chinese government, is one Catholics are discouraged from attending in a very extreme sense by the Vatican, due to the control of it by a foreign power.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Caritas Internationalis- Europe- Spain- statistics indicate possible 50% rise in those in poverty in spain by end of year, due to

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Caritas Internationalis 23/10/08)

Article By Marc Aupiais

Caritas Spain estimates that the amount of people needing help by the end of the year will have increased by a ratio of half the people needing help in 2007. Caritas Sain has helped support more than 1 000 000 people in Spain, with over 55 000 volunteers. This is largely due to the International Financial Crisis.

Africa- Uganda- Agenzia Fides- African Nations meet to discuss ideas of free-trade area throughout Africa

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 22/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

As other sources also have since confirmed to have occurred, Agenzia Fides, on Wednesday the 22 reported on a meeting in Uganda, by Regional Representatives throughout Africa- to discuss among other subjects, the possible creation of a free-trade area throughout Africa.

Other issues covered included the improvement of infrastructure to allow this.

Sunday Independent- Maoist rebels claimed to have killed Hindu Fundamentalist leader- the death sparked anti-Christian Genocide

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f.Sunday Independent 06/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

It is ages ago that this was said, none the less, it will aid our reader's perspective. The murder which prompted the killing of Christians in a genocide currently in India, was caused by one man's death. Responsibility for this death has in fact been claimed not by Christians, but by Maoist Rebels in India.

India- I was Raped, publically shown naked in front of police, who did nothing, I will not co-operate- Nun, who refuses to co-operate with Police. Int

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. The Star 24/10/08; Sunday Independent 24/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Speaking to international media, an Indian Nun, who is said to have been captured, raped and paraded around naked, next to a priest, by a large amount Hindu Fundamentalists, in Orissa, India on the 25th of August 2008, says she will not co-operate with India's Police. She says that police were present when she was paraded naked in public by the mob, and that the police did nothing. These claims are almost mirror images of claims by other nuns (Sisters of Charity- founded by Blessed Mother Theressa), who were captured by a mob, and turned over to police on charges that they had kidnapped orphans in their care. The nuns were held without evidence, and were promptly able to show papers to prove their case. police still were not sympathetic.

Other sources claim that refugee camps are not protected, this due to the fact that attacks have been recorded by journalists to reach within the camps. The Archbishop of the capital of Orissa, Bhubaneswar- Archbishop Cheenath, has of late- claimed that there was more of the appearance of a government cover-up over guilt of officials in the genocide, in a recent inquiry, than efforts to bring about law and justice. The many deaths, are claimed by many Catholic bishops to be partly due to the way the government has handled the situation, and victims often claim that police or government personnel were nearby when they were attacked, but did nothing.

The Indian government is in the habit of not mentioning, in death reports- that those suffering attacks are Christians. A prominent Indian Hindu Nationalist Party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), also recently attacked prayers for peace in the region by Catholic pope Benedict XVI- insinuating that the Vatican was not within their rights, by in their statements- including that religious leader should not say anything, and that India is a "sovereign" nation, as though this entitled the exclusion of foreign calls for laws to be enforced, not against the oppressed, but for basic human rights to be safeguarded.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Canada- Church officials appeal for investigation- is Canadian money helping to fund Indian Genocide?

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 23/10/2008)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The defining trait of the Nazi regime, stalinist communism, and most dictatorships- is a deathly nationalism, which bulks at difference, and diversity. This may have something to do with claims that not only India's soul, and heritage are at stake in the allowance of an anti-Christian genocide, but also her democracy.

The Canadian bishops are asking their government to join efforts throughout the world, to somehow pressure the Indian government to do what it was elected to do, implement constitutional, and legal rights- and take some concrete action to prevent the complete wiping out of Christians in the large area of Orissa, and other places where the nationalist violence has spread among Hindu Fundamentalists.

The violence has spread far since it began to be noticed around early September. It is fronted by Hindu Nationalists, who have been converting non-Hindus at weapon's point, and have burnt, or stolen houses, lands, or goods of Christians, who are either chased away, convert, and must prove this through joining violence, or are killed by fundamentalists, or else risk death in hiding- by nature's natural elements, including disease, in the Indian jungles.

The bishops are asking for investigations by the Canadian government, into whether or not Canadian money is making its way into the hands of those promoting the genocide in India. The mass slaughter of Christians in India, has been harshly condemned by leaders of all major religions in the area, and by Pope Benedict XVI.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), representing many Hindu voters in India- recently tried to prevent international declarations which would help stop the violence, by calling statements by Holy Father, the current Catholic Pope Benedict XVI- unnecessary foreign intervention with India's sovereign status. The Indian government has been accused of negligence, and of turning a blind eye to attacks, these accusations are made by Christians on the ground, who claim that it would be impossible for personnel stationed in areas, to have not seen the vast mobs carrying out attacks.

The thousands upon thousands adversely affected in this recent outburst of decades of anti-Christian vendettas, suggested to be carried out, in sermons by the teachers of the fundamentalists, has finally manifested all the symptoms required to be genocide, since September.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Retraction of incorrect detail!

Retraction:

Retraction of incorrect detail:

While we did not mention that it was the embryology bill that we were covering in the original article, which we have now retracted, due to our sources, it appears we are talking about the actual bill, and not the proposed amended bill. We may or may not have given an incorrect view of the subject, however- in accordance with Journalism principles, on realizing the error, we have not only altered the article, but determined also to inform any who may have read it, of a mistake one word long. What we had called a bill- was only a possible amendment to it, which was stifled in parliament, probably following protests in Northern Ireland, in an effort to pass the bill to allow the creation of human-animal mutants, as has now been passed!

The Embryology bill was only hoped by pro-abortion advocates to include
these regulations, we made an error in our report by saying the bill
would include them- this was incorrect, on the discussion of the bill-
in order to pass it- the British did not permit the pro-abortion, or
pro-life parties to discuss amendments such as those mentioned
previously, we give our readers apologies for the error. Here is the updated version of the article! We have since removed this error of writing from the article, and offer our sincere apologies for this error, which somehow worked it's way into this specific article, while we ourselves picked up the error, if you ever see a detail in our articles which appears suspect, or even a spelling mistake, please research it, and inform us, our first aim is for truth, we unlike other organizations put truth beyond any cover-up of bad sources, or information. We not only apologize for the error, but will try our hardest to prevent any such slip of the pen from ever occurring again via extensive editing,
yours sincerely,

Editor and webmaster of
South African Catholic
Marc Aupiais!

the new article, after we picked up the error is viewable at:

http://southafricancatholic.blogspot.com/2008/10/social-justice-south-africa-northern.html

Britain- embriology bill passes 3-1; excluding reglations suggested by culture of death to allow abortion until birth, and in Northern Island, but all

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Catholic Culture 24/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

While the new British embryology bill, passed in parliament today allows for research which involves implanting sperm in vitro- into animal eggs, following the recent creation of a human, cow cross-breed mutant, and also for the creation of children via science, much like the designer baby created in Spain recently- purely for the purpose of being health tools for siblings, aspects suggested to allow abortion in Northern Ireland, which could be considered genocide- have been kept from the bill which passed. These were not even allowed to be discussed, along with ideas of allowing abortion until birth, which were also not permitted as part of the bill. This is possibly in the wake of Irish protests against the propositions.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Agenzia Fides- India- Catholic Archbishop alleges appearances of government cover-up over Indian anti-Christian Genocide

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 22/10/2008)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Archbishop of Orissa's capital is calling the latest "inquiry" of the Indian government nothing more than a political move, saying that what is happening in the area in more than apparent, and that the inquiry is simply more efforts by a government, which show nothing more than a lack of will-power to enforce the laws, and constitution of India.

It has been claimed by news sources for months that the Indian Government's apparent efforts at preventing the effects of the anti-Christian genocide in Orissa, India, have been inefficient. Many have even claimed police negligence, as attacks have been said to happen in areas within reach of government forces, and have even been recorded to enter into refugee camps- where more resistant Christians remain. Others, of the minimum 50 000 currently still displaced or adversely affected in the religious persecution, feel safer to face the jungles than trust government officials by living in camps, others have notably fled the area entirely.

Recently- it was reported that the gradual emptying of camps was not a good sign- but rather it was observed by some and it was speculated that it was evident that Christians were moving out of the area. This was furthered last Friday when the Hindu fundamentalist who chased the Christians away from their homesteads, through violence, murder, and the burning of possessions, have since been reported as having appropriated the houses of those who barely escaped their wrath. That is to say they have taken over, and are living in the houses of those they have killed, and chased away.

It is in this context that Archbishop Raphael Cheenath of Bhubaneshwar,the capital of Orissa has accused the government of India of appearing to be attempting a cover-up of the negligence of government officials, through the current inquiry by judges appointed to look into the ongoing genocide. He has asked for impartial judges to look into the violence, and events surrounding it- clearly stating his belief that the judges currently looking into the violence have no aim at justice- but are biased from the start. The judges were appointed without consultation of victims or communities.

India still continues a practice since the beginning of the violent upheaval- of not releasing to the international press the identity of those who are killed. On the ground- the corpses are more than obviously Christian, as related- to the international press by friends and family of those primitively, yet tactically murdered.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

India- Agenzia Fides- Indian Hindu Fundamentalists reappropriate Christian lands- having driven thousands into jungles, killed many,

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 21/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Having chased them from their homes by a calculated Genocide- in which Christian sources allege government negligence- Hindu Fundamentalists are moving into homes once belonging to Christians.

The lower levels in refugee camps, according to Agenzia Fides- cannot be attributed to a drop of violence- but to Christians migrating away from the violence. Over 50 000 people are facing obsticles, while hiding in Indian jungles, despite dangers faced from nature, and constant threat of annihilation from Hindu extremist, or else in government sponsored refugee camps- into which some attacks have been picked up as succeding by international press agencies.

India recently made headlines for a mission into space- it cost 60 million Euros.

The lives cost of Christians within the country due to inadequate actions from a government which either can't or wont secure the security of Christian citizens- has been far greater than sending an object into space to analize resources on the moon.

Rwanda- New government snubs France- possibly over differences on 1994 Genocide, after legal attacks on both sides

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 21/10/08; Mail and Guardian South Africa 05/08/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Since coming into office- Rwanda's new administration has not only taken French off the list of official languages- children in schools must be taught in, and those approaching government officials must communicate in English, but has recently withdrawn from meetings with other French speaking nations.

Agenzia Fides, and other sources have speculated as to claims that this could have to do with differences between the government of France, and that in office in Rwanda over whether or not French officials should be tried on accusations within Rwanda of French soldiers, and politicians on crimes such as training militias, or other alleged involvements. The French have flatly denied any part, saying their only role in the conflict was the UN sanctioned mission which encompassed the protection of civilians.

This follows demands by a French judge in 2006 for the Rwandan president to be tried for the death of his predecessor in 1994, the opinion of which is an action which the Mail and Guardian believes could have spurred the genocide in 1994.

Vatican- poor should benefit from communications technology

(Social justice South Africa; c.f. Zenit News 21/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Archbishop Claudio Celli, of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications- has stated that the church is using and benefiting from communications technology, but that many poorer nations and peoples are disadvantaged by lack of technology.

He was speaking on the 14th of this month, after signing an agreement with a company to further needs of those concerned.

Vatican- permanent observer to United Nations- Laws must never simply be regulations

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Zenit News Service 21/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations has stated that while laws are a necessity- regulations must never prevent the protection of the deeper values on which they have their basis. He further enforces that it is by the foundation of values, and respect for human dignity, as fostered in society and public realm as a whole that people are protected and justice done. He dismissed as less than just- the concept that law should be simply the implementing of norms created in past judgments, and regulations. He demonstrated his view that without respect for deeper values- laws cease to protect dignity, and human rights.

Archbishop Celestino Migliore, who represented the Vatican in making these statements- said that law should treat all people equally, regardless of social, economic, or political realities. He believes law should at its foundation- respect dignity, and truly is needed as it has become a pillar of the international efforts at global development.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights- he says- clearly implies a need for the rule of law.

Vatican to UN- Malaria still a threat- poor need treatment

(Social justice South Africa; c.f. Zenit News Service 21/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Permanent observer of the Vatican to the United Nations- has highlighted the plight of millions, who contract malaria each year. At least two people die every sixty seconds from a disease which is preventable. The Vatican is concerned that the poor are missing out on being cured of a curable disease, and have asked for further efforts in this field.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pope- To Doctors- Respect Human Dignity in Patients

(Journey in a Broken World; Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Catholic Culture 20/10/08; Vatican Radio 20/10/08; Vatican Information Service 20/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Holy Father, Pope, Benedict XVI, yesterday noted that because of the human dignity- that even with patients that wont make it- doctors must still ensure they communicate by the best method with patients, and give them relief though their actions, even if they cannot cure these persons. He said that patients want to be understood and heard, and that doctors need to treat them as fellow human beings- giving more than just a clinical diagnoses, and treating every patient, born, unborn, healthy, or sick with dignity and proper respect.

Social Justice South Africa- Spain murders their way into first "Designer Baby"

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 20/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Spanish bishops have condemned not only the murder of those embryos that did not make the cut, but the creation of a child for purely one purpose. The Director of “ Fundación Vida” in Spain, Manuel Cruz, who had apposed this was publicly noting of it as treating a person like cattle to be selected. The church as a whole in the country was apposed to the slaughters, as degrading what it means to be human, and the divine dignity of every human soul.

Like the work of Nazi scientists who so prided their work which advanced through the deaths of the helpless, the world should be burning these scientific works, but instead many media outlets are praising the creation of a child selected and created purely with one purpose- to be a blood bank for a relative with a genetic disease. The fact that so many of his bothers were either frozen or dealt with in such a manner as to induce death, so that a visible child could be used to supply the blood transfers- which are also viable via moral methods- has been over-looked.

Whenever I think of abortion- my mind goes to the image of a boiled egg- of opening it and seeing a dead bird inside of it- and vomiting- one of my worst fears. Truly- when animal eggs have an animal part in them- we do not deny it was alive- but what we can't see doesn't exist for many- whether the starving children on my continent- or so many other things. What has happened now is a human rights abuse- the doctors, and the parents should be locked up for life for murder.

Technically- this practice used to create the above mentioned "designer baby"- is called in vitro fertillization.

Monday, October 20, 2008

India- Genocide continues- Church encourages courage- and Godly actions- reminds Christians of Christ Crucified, and takes joy in recent canonization

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 17/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

As the Indian genocide against Christians, especially targeting Catholics- continues- the church was organizing another peaceful protest. The recent canonization of an Indian saint- is hoped to give courage and hope to the Indian Christians whose Hindu extremist enemies have so effectively, and tactically carried out a genocide against.

The church on World Missions Day, and the day of this protest, this past Sunday- was, as recorded still on the 17th planned to have asked Christians not to put out the light of Christ, but to bring the light of the gospel into their everyday lives- knowing what a great gift the scriptures, and the gospel of the Holy Roman Apostolic line truly are. They encouraged boldness and in this also- stated that the global Catholic community stands in solidarity with her persecuted brothers and sisters in India. I may note personally that the bible says- when one part suffers- all do!

It is hoped that through preaching the gospel, and the sharing of truth, and living of truth- and reason, which also must be shared- that these enemies of Christianity may be prevented in their efforts- both via preaching, and by non-violent methods, and self defense by Christians.

While many have died in India- the church there is to take hope in their master- Christ crucified- and take hope and courage- in fact this is what we all know from our ancestors is- remaining true to themselves- which entails deeply- loyalty to what they have been taught- and have found to be true- Christ Crucified, Christ Risen, Christ who is with us in the church, and present fully in the Eucharist, and in our every breath if we allow it- and Christ who will come again, resurrecting the bodies of men that judgment may occur.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

DRC- Congo-Caritas- Appeal for 440 000 dollars- as Ugandan "Lords Resistance Army" continues human rights abuses, burning villages, and committing other attrocities

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Caritas Internationalis 16/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Caritas Internationalis is desperately asking for urgent aid of $440 000 in order to supply 4 000 people with blankets, clothes, cooking utensils, and hygiene items. The so-called "Lord's Resistance Army", based in foreign Uganda has been raping villagers, burning villages, and killing innocent civilians since September, despite a January ceasefire.

Recently- Caritas appealed for aid for 90 000 people already affected by the conflict between the government of the country, and the rebels- famous for their use of child soldiers, who are kidnapped and brainwashed.

The Ugandan based Rebels are known for their abuses of human rights- against Congolese civilians. The LRA is only one of the horrific factors which have prompted a burst in conflict, and civilian casualties over the past months.

Many of these displaced civilians- brothers and sisters of ours in their shared humanity- like many refugees, such as the Christians, currently victim to a genocide in India- are facing the dangers that nature has to offer those without basics needed for survival. Caritas Internationalis is well known for their abilities when it comes to ensuring the best use of resources. Caritas Internationalis will be using the funds to aid civilians.

British Culture of Death- attempting to force abortion regulations on Northern Ireland

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Catholic Culture 17/10/08; Irish Bishops Conference 17/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The new British suggested amendments to the already controversial Embryology bill, are such, which aims at legalizing abortion until the moment of birth- has also the aim at doing the same, as is now common practice in pro-abortion Britain- to the Northern Irish citizens. Since England conquered Ireland, and has refused a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, despite years of Irish Opposition to the occupational force, there has been some degree of hostility between the Catholic Irish, and Protestant descendants of British Citizens- perhaps this latest development gives further light as to why politics and Catholicism must not be separated completely.

The problem with labeling conflicts as purely religious- lies in the fact that religion and culture saturate every aspect of culture. The Irish Bishops appose the bill- being contemplated in the British parliament- and possibly to be enforced against the Irish.

Due to the Genocide definition of the UN, and the views of the Catholic church- Catholic Irish will once again be upset with a British decision. While this bill is to be apposed- the Irish Bishops are wisely doing so with a pro-life rally, and with prayer- the only people to die from this open attempt to interfere with Irish Democracy- may well be the unborn children whose parents decide to kill them. These same Bishops apposed the efforts of the IRA, showing that their opposition to one form of killing, is not hypocrisy- as they also appose other forms of intentionally killing persons not found guilty of any crime.

Genocide, according to the United Nations is:

"Article 2

In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;

(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."
(Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Approved and proposed for signature and ratification or accession by
General Assembly resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948

entry into force 12 January 1951, in accordance with article XIII)
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/p_genoci.htm

The Catholic church excommunicates all who make efforts to support abortion- Canon law does not make distinctions as to amount.


Retraction:

Retraction of incorrect detail:

While we did not mention that it was the embryology bill that we were covering in the original article, which we have now retracted, due to our sources, it appears we are talking about the actual bill, and not the proposed amended bill.

The Embryology was only hoped by pro-abortion advocates to include
these regulations, we made an error in our report by saying the bill
would include them- this was incorrect, on the discussion of the bill-
in order to pass it- the British did not permit the pro-abortion, or
pro-life parties to discuss amendments such as those mentioned
previously, we give our readers apologies for the error. Here is the updated version of the article! We have since removed this error of writing from the article, and offer our sincere apologies for this error, which somehow worked it's way into this specific article, while we ourselves picked up the error, if you ever see a detail in our articles which appears suspect, or even a spelling mistake, please research it, and inform us, our first aim is for truth, we unlike other organizations put truth beyond any cover-up of bad sources, or information. We not only apologize for the error, but will try our hardest to prevent any such slip of the pen from ever occurring again via extensive editing,
yours sincerely,

Editor and webmaster of
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Marc Aupiais!

Friday, October 17, 2008

British court lets murderer of unwilling, but sick wife off- Judge claims he can see the murderer's virtues in his actions

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Catholic Culture 16/10/08)

Catholic Culture is reporting that a British court has let a man convicted of the murder of his sick Alzheimer's suffering wife off, based on the judge's view of his motives. The man had previously refused to allow professionals to care for her, doing so himself- and while he smothered her to death- other patients in the hospital heard her objections. The man was then convicted, but because the Judge doing sentencing believed the man had his wife's best interests in mind when murdering her- the man has not been given any jail time.

In Britain- members of the general public came out in support of the man who blew kisses at his supporters- and was upbeat prior the trial. The British "Pro-Choice" movement have long prior this legalized abortion, and are constantly pushing for more freedom in this field.

Like South Africa- the British have a government which the church would consider to promote a culture of death- such decisions by judges and support of the general public are considered by many to be examples of this culture's effect on public decisions.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vatican- Pope- World hunger caused by greed, materialism

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Catholic Culture 16/10/08; Catholic News Service 16/10/08; Vatican Information Service 16/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

His Excellency- Holy Father- Pope Benedict XVI has again taken a stand against materialism, and selfish market speculation, as well as against the inordinate way in which funds are spent selfishly on sophisticated military technology by many developed nations- rather than on food security. He says that these actions are a cause of the World Food Crisis. This he said to the director of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, in written form.

Benedict XVI believes that materialism- which only aims at physical goods- shows a misunderstanding of the divine dignity of the human person, who was elevated to great lengths when God chose to become man.

The reckless decisions by western governments and those who vote for these persons to gain power- has a much larger effect on the poor than on western voters. The recent financial crisis for instance is estimated to cost 100 million people their livelihood- the hardest hit majority of these will be on the African continent.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Agenzia Fides- Indian Anti-Christian Genocide continues

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 15/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

As the anti-Christian Genocide in India continues unabated- the Council of Churches in India, have tried to create a bill protecting minorities from discrimination. Hopefully it will pass, but this means nothing unless the Indian government finally decides to enforce minority rights, against the decimation wrought by calculated and tactical genocides, conducted by Hindu Extremists in the country- and as the Hindu party in the Indian parliament recently attacked Benedict XVI, for mentioning the genocide in his prayers for peace. The pope also prayed for the DRC, and Iraq to have peace as Christians and others are persecuted in these nations by violent and greedy oppressors.

World Bank- Financial Crisis will create 100 million new poor people- majority in Africa

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 14/10/08)

According to the President of the world bank- the First World (Developed World) Financial Crisis will force another 100 million people, majority being in Africa- into poverty. This is as analysts estimate that 607 billion dollars are hidden in foreign bank accounts, having been stolen from the African people via fraud and other activities. This is enough to pay off African nations' debts, but due to rampant corruption- the poor continue to be abused on the continent- as western nations continue to neglect forcing a raising of standards by those they trade with.

The milk crisis, and use of child labor in many Asian Nations, are a direct result of western Negligence. Africa has a very similar, unnatural situation- due to western powers refusing to solve the route causes of problems, as the Vatican also has recently asked them to do, with issues involving conflict.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

UNHCR- UN continues to fail in meeting basic needs of many refugees- and this is a source of conflict

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Caritas Internationalis)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The United Nations Hight Commissioner of Refugees,Antonio Guterrez, at the 59th session of the UNHCR Executive Committee, stated that the UN efforts continue to fail in dealing with displaced peoples and with food needs, and that this is feeding hostilities and wars.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Kenya- Church asks for government to secure food for internal refugees

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 10/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Following this year's elections, which were contested by opposition as rigged, and the violence in Kenya, including accusations recently of death squads being commissioned to kill ethnic groups,the church in Kenya is asking the government to secure food for refugees and improve the economy, as they believe that many deaths from malnourishment are preventable in the many internal refugee camps.

They claim that Kenya should not be a dumping ground for unwanted goods from elsewhere.

DRC Congo- Rebels continue to use the defense of an ethnic group as a defense, and first world woes as a cover to perpetrate their actions

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 10/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Agenzia Fides reports (10/10/08) that using the media fog over Africa, the excuse of the defense of an ethnic group, and the misdirection of the global attention to internal issues such as financial issues, and terrorism- the Congo rebels continue to wage war on their government- displacing 1.2 million people.

Unlike Sudan- countries like the DRC, and Somalia which also are facing unjust aggression, and internal conflicts from different parties against others and for their own benefit- do not receive the needed media attention to help stem the tides of these conflicts and humanitarian situations- rather- these stories are oft kept out of the media- and when they appear in it, often nothing is done to better the situations- leaving western citizens believing the situations either solved, or because of inadequate efforts in the past and present to stop these conflicts- that they will not be solved by external aid.

INDIA- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Hiduist party denounces Benedict XVI- says India is sovreign in defense of current genocide

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Catholic culture 13/10/08;Vatican Information Service 12/10/08; EWTN 13/10/08)

Artical by Marc Aupiais

The Hinduist party in India- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has decried Benedict XVI for his statements praying for peace (12/10/08) in India, saying that India is "sovereign" (13/10/08), a method often used by the American Anti-Catholic movement until and including recent times to attack Catholics. The party stated that Benedict XVI, as a foreign religious leader had no right to object about or pray for peace on the genocide occurring in India against Christians and in particular Catholics at the moment. Efforts to aid genocide are to be considered issues by which guilt is shared. What is occurring in India is genocide if we take the UN definition- and those aiding it are guilty of aiding and abetting genocide.

The Holy Father (EWTN 13/10/08)also yeasterday canonized India's first female saint- St. Alfonsa of the Immaculate Conception 1910-1946. He noted, so in line with the current genocide in India- that this saint not only lived in perpetual issues, hardships, trials, and sufferings- but believed these to be her path God-given to God's salvation.

Those committing genocide against our Christian brothers and sisters claim they are doing the work of the Hindu faith. International organizations, while noting the defamatory comments made by many of the Hindu leaders against Catholics and other Christians in recent times, also believe that the real reason for the genocide is that Christianity has been disrupting the Indian cast system, where one's lot in life is settled by the position of their parents. None of the excuses given by the Hindu nationalists can justify the thousands affected by their tactical, calculated genocide. These recent statements by a Hinduist party show just how shocking the negligence of the Indian government. Christians have accused police of standing by doing nothing, while watching these calculated assaults take place. The assaults have not been prevented by the Indian government in refugee camps- forcing many Christians to flee to the jungles, where they face, and some have realized the deadly effect of- threats from natural causes.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The people behind the ship theft tragedy!

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 9/10/2008)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Ukrainian arms carrying ship stolen off the Somali coast must not ecclipse the source of the problem- that being the dire humanitarian situation in the country. This according to Agenzia Fides (09/10/2008), who note that 3 250 000 Somalis need emergency aid, and that the level in need of this is nearly double (77% greater)that of January 2008.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Agenzia Fides- Humanitarian situation in DRC continues to worsen

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f.
Agenzia Fides 09/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The situation in North Kivu DRC, continues to worsen each day- and humanitarian organizations, including Caritas Internationalis are continuing to try to aid with the limited funds they have.

Often- to even get to refugees, one must enter the country by a dangerous route from from neighboring Rwanda. The aid of many is left directly to missionaries and the church, as many issues continue to prevent any real relief from the civil war in the country, and from its effects.

It is confirmed on the ground that many people in affected areas also
have dangerous health conditions.

A positive aspect- is that some children are being taught in schools again!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pope Benedict- Pius XII did all that was reasonable- and that was viable to protect the Jews, and all Persecuted during Second World War!

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. CathNews 10/10/08)

Commentary by Marc Aupiais

After attacks on the purity of Pope Pius XII, by a Jewish speaker invited as the first non-Christian to be officially invited to attend and speak at a Catholic Synod in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI has defended his World War Two Counterpart- saying that the pope of the time did all he possibly could to stop, and limit the persecution of Jews in the Second World War. Pius XII risked his own life by staying in the Vatican during the occupation- despite chances to move. He did so- because the Vatican, like every other Catholic group- under the direct command of Pius XII, and directly against usual protocol- not only harbored Catholics during the war- but also people of every sort, color and creed.

Pius XII was, and has been proven time and again as a complete hero- and a compassionate man- who would do aside with usual preferences, or his own image to do right- whether he had to do it secretly or publicly. Benedict has defended this great man who so adequately faced such a delicate era in history- and risked much in attempts to reach out to others with hope- and save them from oppression. Attacking this man serves only to gain political reason- whether to attack the Catholic church, or else to further the cause of a minority. The Jewish speaker also asked for more support of Israel.

The church clearly expected the Jewish speaker to give his views, and allowed it anyway- just as David allowed his critics to speak. The importance of him being invited, along with persons from every corner of the Valid Christian World- is that the church is universal- and while others may not have its perfect, balanced truth- they still have human dignity- and human nature- what good there is in the world must be preserved and refined- especially by support of others who think like us.

This does not mean we must ever let the good or what we believe so to be defamed without argument- clarification, and if necessary- opposition. Benedict XVI- once again proves the perfection of his Ecumenism, setting an example for the rest of the world.

UN- Vatican asks for universal policies on disarmament

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Zenit News Service 10/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Tuesday- Zenit News Reports (Friday 10th October) that Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Vatican representative to the UN- has called for a universal policy on Nuclear weapons- calling the arms race between some Nations- notably including, though not mentioned- the United States of America, and Russia, and China, India and Pakistan- to be against the Spirit of the United Nations. Such Nations are active in causing other less well off nations to abandon nuclear weapons- but themselves retain them against peoples ideas of fair play. The Archbishops thinks that this is harming efforts at non-proliferation.

Other arms races were also looked at by the Archbishop- who claimed that he was glad for the moratorium on cluster bombs recently achieved.

The Catholic church never has apposed war itself- a necessary endeavor in many cases- but does believe in firstly aiming at peaceful means where possible. They also believe that as few lives should be lost in any war as viable. Buying arms to defend one's nation is legitimate- but the reason the Vatican apposes nuclear arms, and cluster bombs so widely in the modern era- is that the threat of using these may be a powerful deterrent- but using them is a mortal sin- and good must never be achieved through evil- as evil only spawns further evil. The use of nuclear weapons- which always harm civilians when aimed at a city, or base- because of their wide range- is always the substance but not always the guilt of mortal sin.

The west must itself lead the way- through diplomacy instead of nuclear weapons- and whether or not they see these as necessary- Christian nations must themselves get rid of their nuclear weapons and focus on conventional and powerful normal means of defense of human rights- while never ceding to threats themselves from other nations with nuclear weapons.

Caritas Internationalis- Child Trafficking still a Major Problem

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Caritas Internationalis 10/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Caritas Internationalis is once again appealing for the rights of the most vulnerable- this time the endangered children vulnerable and taken hostage to child trafficking.

Members of the umbrella organization will appeal to the EU members in Paris on the 16th of October 2008, to put more effort into this utterly necessary task- of combating these horrific violations of human dignity.

Millions of people are taken hostage and trafficked as slaves each year- children are especially vulnerable to the diabolical snares of this horror.

Vatican- Solve source of world problems- not simply the symptoms

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Zenit News Service 09/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Vatican has encouraged the UN to focus on the causes of world problems- while not ignoring the symptoms. This comes from Archbishop Celestino Miglior, permanent observer representing the Vatican at the United Nations.

The Archbishop is trying to point out that many statements by Nations in the world, only increase hostility- and that basing itself on the Universal Declaration of Human rights- a sad, beautiful result of that horrid Genocide, and battle ruined time- known as the Second World War- The UN showed the importance of peaceful means of achieving goals, and the value of every human life. He said that rhetoric should increase peace- and that peace is another word for development- as peace and development go hand in hand! He was clearly also referring to the violent rhetoric of some nations in recent times.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Church- Governments must welcome migrants- and not fortify already tight controls

(Social Justice South Africa; Vatican Information Service 08/10/08; Vatican Information Service 08/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People has delivered Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI's message on Migration- with the theme that Saint Paul was a migrant throughout Asia minor, and the middle east- clarifying that migration cannot be prevented- but rather should be regulated in a efficient and Godly manner- not simply through closing the door on those traveling- but by advancing a regulated orderly way of allowing migration and its beneficial results.

The Holy See is promoting the brotherly bond of Christians and people themselves throughout the world- showing the importance of charity- in a prudent and acceptable way which will allow migration and world issues to become beneficial.

The address is ahead of "World Day of Migrants and Refugees" (Vatican Information Service 08/10/08) to be celebrated on the 18/01/2009.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Somali Coast- Arms trafficking and the Somali ship theft

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 6/10/2008)

Article by Marc Aupiais

While Kenya claims arms aboard the "Faina" were bound for them- Agenzia Fides think it odd that a country with access to western arms is buying from Eastern Europe, and have used this opportunity to highlight previous occasions- when such incidences have turned out to be arms trafficking.

This as the capturing of the ship by criminals has caught international attention.

Please see the full article here:

http://www.fides.org/aree/news/newsdet.php?idnews=18016&lan=eng

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Congo- citizens don't get profits from fuel production, focus on poor- bishops

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia fides 03/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Catholic Bishops in the (DRC) Congo- find it sad that average citizens don't profit from the proceeds from fuel production of one of the largest fuel producing economies in Africa. They have asked for focus on the poor of this country- who suffer terribly, some missing a day's worth of food regularly (once a week), and were many die from many diseases in their poverty. Efforts involves studies by Caritas.

Guinea- 50 years, but still no true democracy- local Catholic source tells Agenzia Fides

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 03/10/2008)

Article by Marc Aupiais

50 years of independence, in The Republic of Guinea, means little- according to Agenzia Fides, in an article on Friday, which quotes a local Catholic source as saying that the republic was not truly democratic- but run by the family of the president.

Guinea is one of the poorest countries in the world, much of this is blamed on corruption.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

India- Fifteen thousand walk in solidarity with Catholics against the Anti-Christian and other Violence

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Agenzia Fides 03/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Showing signs of solidarity- 15 000 people of different faiths- Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Sikh and Buddhist, demonstrated their protests at attacks on Christians (02/10/2008)- where leaders of different religions denounced the violence, which seems to fit the description of genocide- occurring in India at present.

Hindu supremacists, responsible for the attacks were condemned at this meeting. The Hindu religious leaders have continually decried these actions so foreign to right morals, and were again present at this march- which fortunately also picked up some political support, with certain politicians present.

The vigil involved prayers in front of a monument to Ghandi- a founding father of the secular Indian Nation, where religious rights were emphasized by leaders. India has a history of harmony emphasized between religions, however BBC yesterday- which finally gave this crisis more airtime, on the raping of a Catholic nun- conducted an interview with a non-denominational organization which claimed that tensions have been rising for decades- with Christians being slandered for that time by many leaders.

It is Catholic schools, homes, churches, and citizens that are hardest hit by this violence that crosses territories, and targets Christians of every creed.

Police negligence has been alleged by Christian sources- who claim that the police are not doing enough to quell violence, and that attacks make it even into refugee camps. Many of those fleeing the violence- having escaped with their lives- face dangers from nature in India's jungles, which have been demonstrated to claim lives. We, based on the news of another organization- particularly reported on the death of Sister Mable on September 30, 2008, who had prior this- lost her life to malaria.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ivory Coast- Mutiny claims lead to Official Southern Government firing solders- as voters are registered

(Social justice South Africa; (Agenzia Fides 2/10/2008))

Article by Marc Aupiais

91 soldiers have been fired from the Ivory Coast National Army, and 13 deserted as voters are registering. The country has been in crisis since 2002. It is divided into government and rebel territories, hopefully an election will settle the dispute! Elections have been postponed before. The government of the country controls the south, the "New Forces" rebels the North-West of the war-torn country.

Vietnam- Government continues persecution of Catholics

(Social justice South Africa; c.f. Catholic world News- Catholic Culture)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Hanoi Archbishop and Catholic protesters face further problems with the very anti-catholic actions of the Vietnamese Communist Regime's governance.

The Prime minister of communist Vietnam has accused the Archbishop of breaking the law, despite absence of any court of law- and has threatened action against Catholic protesters. This also circulates a diplomatic building owned by the church decades before the communist regime came to power on the back of peace protests against protecting Vietnam from the communists in the US.

Communist is known as an evil ideology under the doctrines of the Church.

Abortion arguments and the ultimate illogic of our laws on abortion

(Social Justice South Africa)

Article by Marc Aupiais

With the 700 billion dollar bailout of the US banking sector expected to pass- one thing is certain- the concept of this itself is foreign to the American spirit- but they have been convinced that it is necessary- and so many will vote for it.

Now, let us look at abortion- many abortion advocates want abortion until birth- that is that path pro-abortion states often go, further than already forcing South African citizens to deny their religious obligations- by aiding abortionists.

So, what is the difference between the unborn and the born- to me it lies in a small document- it lies in citizenship- these peoples are not citizens of South Africa yet- and we often get away with actions against foreigners that we could never get away with against our own citizens.

Apparently, it was Mandela's government which legalized abortion, this is what Wikipedia and other sources tell us about this famous man so many South Africans have grown to Idolize- under him- abortion became widely legal.

Is the argument that Mandela was in support of abortion, or in the very minimum that his government at least was- an argument that justifies it. I say no to this.

Now- those in support have argued- yes but those women would get it anyway- in fact- they even kill the child once it's borne. I will not repeat the rest of the argument- due to the way it views many less well off South Africans- what I will do is combat it.

Because rape is done anyway- should we legalize a less violent form of it?
Should we allow people to bring others they don't like into hospitals for killing them?
after all- both of these issues can't be stopped entirely by legal systems- is it right however to do lesser systems of it- or restrain a victim to protect the oppressor- in a safer environment in which they can perform what they desire in their best interest.

Others say- let us permit abortion and contraception to reduce world population, but according to the 1951 UN declaration on Genocide, by which we prosecute war criminals- these people are advocating genocide (article 2 section d).

Others still say- these children are not intelligent yet- so, are we to make a scale of intelligence, like in some brilliantly thought out sci-fi fantasies- and kill all those below it?

Others say- the child is not alive- but how then and when then does life begin- surely- science can't create life- so how can it say when it begins- all it can say is- surely- the sperm was alive- but even as millions of sperm died on the way to the womb, we were not able to save these lives of what is not yet identified by most as human. The sperm certainly is not the same life-form as the mother.

It is now that the sperm and the egg combine- whether or not the sperm dies in this- well I don't know- but it certainly combines with the egg to form something neither entirely from the mother, nor entirely from the father. Again- at this point many people die, they also die in miscarriage- but again we cannot prevent this entirely.

Now, the church itself does not allow condoms- it thinks it wrong to automatically cause the sperm death, of course in the case of Natural Family Planning- they use the argument of Abraham- whose infertile 100 year old or so wife conceived a child.

So- we admit that the thing that emerges in conception- is independent of mother and father- it has unique genes, and can replicate it's own cells. Like we rely on our planet to survive- it too rely's on its environment- the womb.

Now, if we quash someone's dreams before they know what they are- we still quash them- if it is going to be human with all certainty unless we intervene- then it is our fault if it ceases to be- as it is- it is human- simply at an earlier stage.

Murder is the purposeful killing of another through action or purposeful inaction, where the other is not in this death being justly punished for a crime, or else is not an unjust aggressor, or supporter of unjust aggression.

Nothing a child who is not capable of aggression yet can do is unjust as yet.

Ultimately- I see no circumstance in which we validly allow abortion, in that the life taken is not guilty of anything. Of course, for some reason, despite many South Africans agreeing with me- our government, under Nelson Mandela- chose to further allow more than highly limited abortion in our country. Is this right?

All I know is that what is legal and what is moral is not always the same thing- even as the only real justification of any legal system is necessity and morality- otherwise it simply becomes a system of oppression of others- that gain may be made by certain groups who it benefits.

Pope- treat terror suspects with human dignity

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. CathNews 03/10/08; Reuters 02/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Pope recently asked that legislation to combat terrorism, must not be "unjust or inhumane" (CathNews 03/10/08). This follows harsh anti-terrorism laws in countries including the United States of America.

Germany-Vatican calls for end of forceably sterializing gypsies- and for better education of gypsies

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Hermitage Report , c.f. Zenit News Service)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Practices by governments, of treating those of an oft marginalized ethnic community- Gypsies like stray dogs- and sterilizing Gypsy women forceably, have been lambasted by the Vatican. Such practices, which as we pointed out about UN, Chinese, American and other efforts at reducing third world birth rates, are Genocide (article 2 section d- UN declaration- c.f. Ireland Archibishop- Watch who you impact -Press release was on markets and the need for social aspects to be viewed by Business, government).

The Vatican has further called for an end to separate "Gypsy Schools", which marginalize the group further. They claim that sterilizing Gypsy women has the horrid impact- to destabilize these ethnic groups' concept of family.

The actual exhortations to governments come from the 6th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Gypsies's final document, as suggested by the Church, from a meeting in Freising, which is in Germany. The congress took place from the 1st to the 4th of September 2008.

The church is asking Caritas Internationalis and Humanitarian groups to help them identify which gypsy groups have the best chance of using such- so as to issue loans, and monitor these- to such groups. Caritas, well known for their successes, and concept of Justice, not Charity- of their work- is the Umbrella Organization for over 160 Catholic Charities. The Delgates emphasized the need this marginalized community has of a living, universal- caring, Catholic church in their lives, which could help them overcome difficulties with it's firm foundation as a support in their often suffering lives.

The full text is available at:
http://www.zenit.org/article-23779?l=english

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Congo- Fighting continues- Caritas asks for 1.5 million dollars in aid- in order to supply non-food aid

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Caritas Internationalis 02/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

"The five-month project will provide household articles such as blankets, hygiene products and cooking equipment to 15,000 families who have lost their homes and possessions in the violence." (Caritas Internationalis 02/10/08), according to Caritas in a media release. Fighting by government and rebels has continued despite a peace treaty. Caritas only mentions that the government had signed this.

They are asking for 1.5 million dollars to help sort out the basic needs of those affected.

India- Genocide against Christians continues unabated

(Social Justice South Africa; AsiaNews.it)

Article by Marc Aupiais

AsiaNews.it reports three more villages being attacked, with dozens more of Christians affected, and the attacking of a protestant church.

The Genocide against Catholics and other Christians in India is thought to be caused by the disruption of these religions of the cast system. The aggressors hide behind Hinduism as their justification for the murders, forced conversions- and damage to property (burning of Christian's possessions), however Hindu leaders publically appose this in India. The international community is still not demanding action, and there are claims of police inaction and negligence by Christians in affected areas.

The actions of these groups should be prevented (article 3 section e) in accordance of these actions seemingly being genocide under article 2, sections a,b,c and e of the United Nation's definition of genocide (Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide(Approved and proposed for signature and ratification or accession by General Assembly resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948 entry into force 12 January 1951, in accordance with article XIII)).

It is the responsibility of the Indian Government to protect its citizen's constitutional and Human Rights, and the duty of peoples around the world to make others aware of this slow genocide.

South Africa still apposes death penalty

(Social Justice South Africa; Agenzia Fides 02/10/2008)

The Catholic Church is known in recent times for its opposition to unnecessary use of the death penalty:

The following, which shows South Africa's role in a meeting to suppress the death penalty is directly quoted from Agenzia Fides.
- Comment by Marc Aupiais

Article from Agenzia Fides 02/10/2008 ; who permit the reproduction of their work with attribution:

"EUROPE/ITALY - For life and against the death penalty
Rome (Agenzia Fides) – While the United States Supreme Court considered the case of Troy Davis in Georgia, the Community of Saint Egidio organized the III International Congress for Ministers of Justice on September 29. Those in attendance included Ministers of Justice, leaders of Supreme Courts, and members of Parliament from 16 countries (the European Union, Italy, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Guinea Conakry, Gabon, Kenya, Benin, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mexico, Ecuador, Philippines, Kazakhstan), who gathered to discuss an extremely debated issue and one of great importance for every civilized nation: the abolition of the death penalty, in a convention entitled: “From Moratorium to Abolition of Capital Punishment.”
It is a theme of particular relevance, especially after the Universal Moratorium approved by an impressive majority last December 18 at the UN General Assembly, after the attempts in 1994, 1999, and 2003 to abolish it; and it is an occasion in which the intervention of Italy has played a key role. The Community of Saint Egidio is not new in this area: it has, in fact, collected nearly 5,230,000 signatures in 153 countries throughout the world, which were later (this past November 2) handed over to the President of the General Assembly of the UN, Srgjan Kerim, by a delegation of the Coomunity and the WCADP (World Coalition Against the Death Penalty). This gesture is indicative of how the attention from various entities, working together for the full elimination of the death penalty have created a real front, not only on an interreligious level, but also on an intercultural and transnational level.
The two annual conventions that preceded that of the Palazzo Rospigliosi this year, showed the activity and dedication of the Community of Saint Egidio in spreading awareness and understanding on the issues related to the death penalty. It is a rather recent project, begun in 1996, but already lived with great commitment by the members of the Community. It is an initiative that is begun and grows within the humanistic spirit and care for the needs of others, characteristics typical of the Saint Egidio experience. The first “colloquium” on the death penalty took place on November 28, 2005 in Rome and was of great importance in the link between Europe and Africa in coming together to abolish the death penalty and in encouraging all participating nations to do the same. The Encounter ended with the 4th World Day Against the Death Penalty, organized by the Community of Saint Egidio (the first one took place in 2002). The second “colloquium” was held on June 18, 2007: after which, the country of Gabon abolished the death penalty and the text later approved in December 2007 was introduced in the Third Commission of the UN Resolution. (PC) (Agenzia Fides 2/10/2008)"
http://www.fides.org/aree/news/newsdet.php?idnews=17864&lan=eng

Communist Vietnam- government further insults bishops

(Catholic Watchdog South Africa; c.f. Catholic Culture; Asianews.it)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The communist government of Vietnam has taken the same path of Zimbabwe- in insulting Catholic bishops for works of the faithful. On state news- the government lambasted efforts to regain church land, particularly an ambassadorial building of the highest permanent diplomatic position in the church.

Vietnamese prime minister- Nguyen Tan Dung claimed that the archbishop of Hanoi had broken laws and the constitution, and damaged Vietnam's reputation- he said the bishops were pleased with relations, and aimed to further aid them. He left out the bishops support of the archbishop, and acted as though this were purely an issue with the Archbishop, whom he called for the disposing of by the Church. Vietnam, like other countries under communism, an ideology labeled as evil by Mother church- continues to clash with Catholics.

Recently mobs of communist youth disrupted a prayer meeting outside of the building- with police securing it with iron barriers, and carrying off church artifacts.

Vietnamese citizens continue to gain a corrupted image of reality from their media organizations- who recently also misquoted church officials before this.

Caritas asks for Cuba aid after hurricane disasters

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Caritas International 01/10/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Caritas is asking for 1 million dollars in aid to use in aiding the Cuban Islanders- after recent hurricanes- the money will be used by Caritas, the Catholic Umbrella Aid organization to " provide food, construction materials and kitchen and hygiene kits to those recovering from the hurricanes which swept over the island in late August and early September. " (Caritas International 01/10/08), this includes aid of "senior citizens and children with learning difficulties, as well as education and training programmes."(Caritas International 01/10/08).

Caritas is known for their moral aid attempts and is likely by far the most effective organization to aid in this work. Many of the affected are Catholics.

Ireland Archibishop- Watch who you impact -Press release was on markets and the need for social aspects to be viewed by Business, government

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Hermitage Report)

Article By Marc Aupiais

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has asked for a business, government and market mentality which not only pursues profit, but focuses on the social impact of decisions. He states that the gambles taken by representatives of large firms, take as a surety- the average person who is affected by bad or good decisions.

If one person digs a whole in the boat, to quote our Jewish Brothers- it affects everyone in the boat.

This is specially applicable in South Africa, where business, and government- often does not focus on the impact they have on the longterm economy or their citizens. A notable impact is efforts at promoting contraception by "Love Life", statistics from America, broadcast by EWTN, and mirrored by observations of the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights, show that often contraceptive education, and promotion of contraceptive methods of fighting disease- have been shown to backfire- with disease levels increasing. Case in point South Africa- we have the largest rate of some diseases- despite apparent efforts by government. On facebook recently was an irritating advert- leading to a questionnaire- "World Contraception Day". I wonder if the results of that will be used, and if it will be mentioned that it was advertised in such a way that the religious from groups such as ours would not click on it except accidentally. I also wonder what effect this will have on facebook users- in a country where pre-marital sex is so common- and along with it the consequences.

The Pill, for instance reduces chances of pregnancy (Not that NFP isn't just about as, if not more effective)- it also drastically increases chances of every kind of Sexual Disease. It seems our biggest issue is a societal disease- we answer everything with devices and abortions- rather than attempting to actually trust people to do the better thing.

I await the day when we teach people how to more safely use cocaine- after all, "it's better than if they did it outside the law, and encountered more danger!"

Oddly, when we create such atmospheres about things- it seems we don't really cure the problem- more abortions for one thing occur now that it is legal- than before hand. Democratic Candidate Borak Obama in the US, voted to let survivors of Abortion die if they could make it- while in England- the many of the more legislative pro-abortionists want to allow abortion right until birth.

Oddly those who call themselves pro-choice- often neither respect the choice of the child- nor that of the doctors and nurses forced by "pro-choice" legislation- to go against their choice and conscience, and be excommunicated from the Catholic church, or seemingly to break South African, and other nation's Law!

Genocide, according to the United Nations is:

"Article 2

In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;

(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."
(Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Approved and proposed for signature and ratification or accession by
General Assembly resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948

entry into force 12 January 1951, in accordance with article XIII
)
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/p_genoci.htm

I wonder if efforts to radically reduce the populations of third world countries can fall under this?

It seems- rather than genocide we call efforts such as this "prudence", or other such things- the truth is- we desire more resources for ourselves- it does not always fit our interests to have larger population- nor do we often seem as a culture- to care if certain conditions are afflicted on others.

Now, we need to consider- is the answer to world population Article 2 section (D), or can we actually allow aid to the undeveloped world, and education about morals to developed and undeveloped world alike- things that seem to work quite well if we look into history. Instead- we choose to inflict on populations a sort of section d option- is it right? I don't know- but in the past it was labled as Genocide- have we had so universal a group of changes to our view on the subject, and can we ignore documentation which is still under enactment?

Perhaps the UN's general laws are interpretable- otherwise we need to stop these campaigns to end such disease, and stop wars, and problems over resources- by section d of the Genocide definition. Can we continue to solve the world's problems, by reducing what the world means?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Congo- Missionaries call for backlash against Kivu Rebels- say no ligitimacy in treating them equally with governemt

(Social Justice South Africa; C.f. Agenzia Fides 29/09/08)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Agenzia Fides reports that a group of Christian Missionaries (“Congo Peace Network”(Agenzia Fides 29/09/08)) are questioning UN policy of putting government and the Rebel group CNDP of Kivu on the same playing field.

They claim that a Rebel group known for their violent actions- cannot share the same position as a democratically elected government with a popular referendum's constitution. This comes as fighting intensifies.

The leader of the Kivu rebels, Nkunda, continues to be gifted by authorities, with - freedom of movement. This is despite his organization's human rights abuses being decried by secular humanitarian group Amnesty International. Nkunda enjoys protection from the Congo's government from these treaties, making irrelevant- having an arrest warrant pending- for many crimes including extortion. The Rebel group, which profits from illegal mining is also known for recent kidnappings, to further replenish stocks of child soldiers.

The Missionaries consider it dangerous to give such legitimacy to the Rebels, and desire for the UN to act against these. They say that peace treaties organized, have turned out to give a sort of amnesty to these aggressors, who are profiting from the situation.

Despite treaties, the fighting has continued, and the international community seems still to refuse to take sides.

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