Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Quotation of the Week (January 12 - 18, 2020)

Design by Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Quotation of the Week (January 5 - 11, 2020)

"Each one of us will be a leader at some time in our lives. Whether we lead a family, a group of friends, a larger group, or a major segment of society, each of us will act in ways to influence others." --Sandra Day O'Connor (1930 -       : U.S. Associate Jutice of the Supreme Court)

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Quotation of the Week (December 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020)

A quotation of Pope Francis on 'taking care of
the elderly, children, and young,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Artwork by Ryan Andre D'Costa (aged 5 years)

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas to You All!

Photo (Santa Claus' sleigh and other paraphernalia
on a lawn on Huntingwood Drive, Scarborough, Toronto)
© Jerome D'Costa (Nov. 2019)

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Quotation of the Week (December 22 - 28, 2019)

A quotation of Neil Hetherington on 'hunger,
income, disability, affordable housing,
transportation, and child care issues,'
compiled by Jerome D'Costa

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump Impeached By The House of Representatives

U.S. President Donald J. Trump
Artwork © Joachim Romeo D'Costa

Donald Trump, in his third year as the U.S. President, has been impeached in the U.S. House of Representatives on December 18. Next, the impeachment proceedings in the Senate will decide if he can remain in his office as the president. 

The House of Representatives (having the majority of its members as Democrats) as part of its impeachment proceedings, voted on two charges against the President -- (1) that President Donald Trump abused his power, and (2) that he obstructed Congress by refusing to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry, withholding documentary evidence, and preventing his important aides (assistants) from giving evidence. 

Now, as the second part of the impeachment procedure, the U.S. Senate will have to decide on whether the President should be removed from the power. It is unlikely to happen as the majority of Senate members belong to President Trump's party, the Republican party. The Senate's inquiry is supposed to take place in January of 2020.

Donald Trump is the third U.S. president to be impeached. The other two were: President Andrew Johnson (a Republican) who was impeached in 1868, and President Bill Clinton (a Democrat) impeached in 1998. Another president, Richard Nixon (a Republican) avoided the most possible impeachment by resigning from his office of the presidency in 1974.

For more, please read the following: 

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Pope Francis Abolishes 'Pontifical Secrecy' Rules For Clergy's Child Sex Abuse Cases

Pope Francis
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Pope Francis, on December 17, eliminated the existing 'pontifical secret' provision of the Catholic clergy sex abuse cases for greater transparency and cooperation with civil authorities. He also raised the age of a minor or child to 18 (previously it was 14 years). Any priest or bishop having sexual relations with a person under the age of 18 will be considered child sex abuse. A priest or bishop's possession of pornographic images of a person under the age of 18 will be considered a crime, too.   

The new Church laws allow qualified laypersons to represent and defend persons in Church tribunals in cases of sexual misconduct without having to ask permission. Previously, only the clergy was allowed to do it. 

For details, please read the following:

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