A rushed trip to London, to meet the Editor of the St Anthony Messenger (which I have never read and turns out to be a really good, bright, illustrated magazine: excellent feature on "Reclaiming Christmas", and an interview with Elizabeth Quinn, actress, who starred in London in Children of a Lesser God, and a feature on Burma, and more)...as I hurried for the train, I bought a newspaper as usual. Here, as we approach Christmas in Britain,2007, are some of the news items:
- a man who donated sperm to a lesbian to enable her to have children says he did it as a favour to her "partner" who was an ex-girlfriend of his...the two lesbians have now quarrelled and separated and it is unclear what will happen to the children
- new regulations are planned to force the destruction of "extra" embryos when in-vitro fertilisation takes place, so that a woman thus treated will not have twins or triplets but only one child
- a couple who decided not to have children are leaving their money to their pet dogs when they die
A good comment on all of these sorts of topics comes from Melanie Phillips in the Daily Mail.
How prophetic was Paul VI in Humanae Vitae. How scary our culture has become.