After all the troubles surrounding the reported desire of Pope Benedict XVI to name Cardinal Pell as Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Rorate Caeli reports that Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec, will be named to the post.
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I came across this little vignette on the LRC blog, about the mantra of “saving the children” being used to justify goverment muscle:
A few days ago, I participated in a “focus” group directed by a politically-correct “liberal” organization. Each of us was asked to make a brief statement about five politically-oriented groups. One of them was UNICEF. My statement was that it is “an international organization that uses children as an excuse for the expansion of governmental power; that whenever legislation is proposed to ‘help the children,’ you should run.” A woman sitting next to me — and who works for a state bureaucracy to “help” children — responded: ”but that’s the work I do.” I replied: “then you know what I mean.”