Kiwi's Carrying too Much Burden (Feb 2015)
Kiwis are obviously carrying too much weight! Radio New Zealand reported on their news broadcast Friday, January 30, that New Zealand is so overweight, that if we don’t tighten our belts, we could well be the fattest nation in five years.
War Declared 1914 (Dec 2014)
The First World War, or World War I, as it was also known as, was a global war centred in Europe that was declared on July 28 1914, and lasted right through until 11 November 1918.
Pope Moves into Protestant America (Oct 2014)
Life is busy, there always seem to be so much to accomplish in any give time, and we never seem to have enough of it, working for ourselves to survive, and all too often, slip into the rhythm of everything for ourselves. Perhaps it may be well for us to lift our heads up from the work overload and analyse what we have achieved after all that work!
Queen’s Time Up? (Jun 2014)
England has been the bulwark of Protestantism for over 600 years from when John Wycliffe took a stand against the Papal corruptions. Much later Henry VIII took a decided stand against the Catholic supremacy and during his reign in the early 1500’s marked the separation of Rome and the Church of England. The reigning monarch from that day has been the head of the Church of England – the head of Protestantism. Queen Elizabeth II now reigning – is still the head of the Church of England in 2014.
Christian Divorces Up (Apr 2014)
For generations past, in many lives, the great day comes when two people, in deep love for one another, commit to their wedding vows, “For better or for worse... Till death do us part”. In many cases it wasn’t always a bed of roses and many marriages were endured rather than enjoyed, but to most, the vows stuck.
Access to Computers (Feb 2014)
NSA can now access computers not connected to the Internet. While most surveillance software installed on computers is implanted through networks, the NSA has now developed secret technology that permits surveillance and can alter data in computers not connected to the internet. The technology relies on a covert channel of radio waves transmitted from tiny circuit boards and USB cards inserted surreptitiously into computers. These radio waves can be relayed by small briefcase size devices up to eight miles away from the target.
Food Shortages (Dec 2013)
The United States federal food stamp program known as the "Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program" (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. The entitlement has recently been cut by a small amount — just $36 / month for a family of four. But even this tiny reduction in a national entitlement program is causing waves across the nation as food banks scramble to handle the anticipated surge in "hungry masses.”.
Violations Of Religious Liberty (Oct 2013)
Las Cruces, New Mexico’s unusual ordinance violates religious expression and discriminates against pastor-led churches. The city now requires all pastor-led churches within city limits to register with the city, pay a registration fee and pass a discretionary review process before gaining approval to conduct worship services and provide pastoral care. Lay-led faith groups do not have to register.
U.S. Families & Morals in Tatters (Aug 2013)
If you do not have strong families, you are not going to have a strong society. (Full report available upon request) The following points prove that the family in America is in the worst shape ever.
Atheists Redeemed? (Jun 2013)
Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists. During his homily at Wednesday Mass in Rome, Francis emphasized the importance of "doing good" as a principle that unites all humanity, and a "culture of encounter" to support peace.
Polyamorous Marriage (Jun 2013)
Group seeking support for legal recognition of polyamorous ‘marriage’ in New Zealand.
Just one week after the passage of gay ‘marriage’ legislation in New Zealand, it has been revealed that a group has been formed whose goal is to have group marriages recognised in law.
Family Breakdown (Apr 2013)
First comes baby, then comes marriage? That is the new norm for many middle-class young Americans--and they and their children are paying a price, says a new report.
With 48 percent of first births now outside of marriage, "today's unmarried twenty-something mums are the new teen mothers," says the report, released today by the National Marriage Project, the Relate Institute and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Pope Francis (Apr 2013)
The recent appointment of Archbishop Bergoglio to Pope Francis has brought mixed reactions through the media channels. Some are reporting that he is a new man with plans of warming to the world and his charisma will be for the good of the whole world, while other reports warn of some very dark and deplorable history.
Christchurch Super Cathedral (Feb 2013)
Quake ravaged Christchurch is certainly under change if plans form into substance! Since the Anglican and Roman Catholic Cathedrals were both badly damaged in the February 2011 earthquakes that rocked Christchurch, the Anglican Bishop of Christchurch has identified an 'Anglican hope' to replace both buildings with one super-Cathedral as a 'cost effective solution.' Catholic leaders have shown less enthusiasm for the concept so far.