Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Odds and Ends 4/6/10

Noynoy's campaign blues
How NOT to campaign:

“It will be theirs clear and free,” Noynoy Aquino said in an interview in Manila.

However, cousin Fernando Cojuangco, CEO of Hacienda Luisita: No, we’re not going to [give up the land]”

And Kris Aquino: “Please Tito Noy, never get married.”

Over TV Patrol, Kris told baby James "say hello to everybody", whereupon
2 year-old Baby James says: "Hello...Villar !!"

Kris: "Noo..."
Pangilinan quits Ateneo amid flap over `borrowed’ grad speech

MANILA, Philippines--Manuel V. Pangilinan on Saturday quit as chairman of the board of the Ateneo de Manila University after it was revealed that sections of the speech he made during the school's graduation rites last week were from speeches made by TV personality Oprah Winfrey and author J.K. Rowling in past years.

At UP we used to say jokingly that if you copy from one source, it's plagiarism, but when you copy from multiple sources, it's research. At least when you don't get caught. Tsk-tsk.

However, I agree with the Inquirer editorial when it says: "In the case of Pangilinan, the fault was that of his assistants, but he gallantly took full and sole responsibility for the 'borrowed' parts of his speech. Taken as a whole, as he said, the body and substance of his speech represented his own story and his thoughts."
Milwaukee church judge clarifies case of abusive priest Father Murphy

"To provide context to this article, I was the Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from 1995-2003. During those years, I presided over four canonical criminal cases, one of which involved Father Lawrence Murphy...."

"As I have found that the reporting on this issue has been inaccurate and poor in terms of the facts, I am also writing out of a sense of duty to the truth. The fact that I presided over this trial and have never once been contacted by any news organization for comment speaks for itself..."

Read the rest here.

Jimmy Akin says: "So let’s look at the facts of the case in light of the documents..."

Read it here.

Fr. Longenecker has More on the Murphy Case, wherein he cites the Smoking Gun Memo.

Father L. says:

"The simple version according to the New York Times is that Murphy was let off the hook and Cardinal Ratzinger (as Pope Benedict then was) was responsible. The NY Times didn't even bother to get a proper translation of the document in question. Instead they got busy spreading innuendo, half truths and lies."

"Turns out the Murphy case was mishandled by Archbishop Weakland and his predecessor, but by the time it got to Rome the very complicated case (from the canon law point of view) was not actually mishandled, and more to the point, Cardinal Ratzinger had nothing to do with the case."
NYT has done it again.

Oh, and Inquirer's de Quiros too.

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