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The Lebensborn program - Hitler's most insane creation?

The Lebensborn program was a completely demented creation of Hitler, overseen by Himmler in Nazi Germany. The aim was to create a 'super-race' by organising 'superior specimens' (many who were SS men) to produce children with more or less willing German and other completely unwilling women in occupied countries. The German women apparently agreed to surrender any infants to the German government, where they were raised in orphanages.The Lebensborn program was a completely demented creation of Hitler, overseen by Himmler in Nazi Germany. The aim was to create a 'super-race' by organising 'superior specimens' (many who were SS men) to produce children with, more or less willing German and other completely unwilling women in occupied countries.

Catholic blog fights contraceptive aid to Haiti

A blogsite called "Catholic Dialogue" sounds so extreme in its condemnation of feminism, contraception and women's choice that you wonder if it's actually a joke. The blogsite warns people not to donate to Caritas Haiti because they support condoms, the celebration of Women's International Day and present a 'negative image of the Catholic Church'!

Please DO therefore consider donating to Caritas Haiti. And thanks, Catholic Dialogue, for telling us about them. They have survived the earthquake. Personally I think they are improving the image of Catholicism.

Italian baby-boom summer!

Thursday 9th August readers of the Italian papers were awakening to wonderful news: the crisis of the empty cradles is coming to an end, at least in the industrial areas of Lombardia, north/west of Italy.

Canadian media gushes when couple has 18th child

On Saturday July 26th, 2008, in a story that was repeated in many other news outlets, The Canadian Press reported that a Romanian immigrant couple in Abbotsford, British Columbia had their 18th child in 23 years, 13 of whom have been born since they came to Canada in 1990.

See also: Pronatalist Policy in Australia: 1945-2000 of 28 Jun 08 by Sheila Newman

God! More babies - Pell

I would like to know what, if any, evidence Cardinal Pell actually has for his fears that ruthless commercial forces are out to slow down the birthrate, when all my research tells me the exact opposite.

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