Daily Archives: October 20, 2014

Catholic Religion Class Exemptions as Discussed on CBC

by | October 20, 2014

Today, the CBC call-in show, Ontario Today, discussed exemptions from religion classes in Ontario Catholic Secondary Schools. This episode is a follow up from the August show that spoke about the Borgstadt family. This family invested 8 months pursuing an exemption for their son. Before the call-ins started, the host, Rita Celli, played an interview with Kyle Naylor.… Read more »

Pankaj Mishra Takes On The Eschatology Of Liberal Democracy

by | October 20, 2014

The expectation of a fairly imminent Second Coming persists in certain quarters. In other quarters, it was replaced in the last century by almost equally millenarian notions about an imminent global triumph of secular liberal democracy, although the geopolitical turbulence of recent years has at least dampened such expectations. The Indian writer Pankaj Mishra suggests… Read more »

Recommended Reading

by | October 20, 2014

In an article in Pink News, National Secular Society President Terry Sanderson says exactly what I’ve been thinking: “Ignore the PR, the Catholic Church Continues with Its Grotesque Homophobia.” Sanderson is furious with gay rights groups’ reaction to the Reuters report on the results of the Catholic Church’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family: Its sheer delusion… Read more »