Current events update:
- Offshore outsourcing may start to hit home for aspiring members of the ruling class. Law firms are talking about moving junior associate functions to India.
- For those with other ambitions: About.com seems to need a guide for Conservative Politics. Anybody want to step right into a major right-wing website?
- Here’s what people who believe in live-and-let-live have been saying about Mel Gibson and The Passion.
- Public clarification is always helpful: Infanticide is justifiable in some cases, says top British medical ethicist. As the man says, it’s “not plausible to think that there is any moral change that occurs during the journey down the birth canal.” The Church Fathers and early councils would have agreed on that point.
- More tolerance news: in Belgium a cardinal is getting sued for saying that most homosexuals are “perverts” (i.e., they revel in their disorder), while in Spain another cardinal is being sued for saying that recognizing “gay marriage” would exacerbate the problems of the Spanish social security system. The big question is whether such lawsuits will bring Church officials in line or radicalize their dissent from the EU public order. I’m inclined to think the latter. That’s why it’s necessary for the Church to be a universal organization, it makes it more independent of local pressures, and why its current political support for the UN and ever-more-intrusive international human rights agreements is so perverse.