Posts Tagged ‘population’

Immigration: N Z has the fastest growing population in OECD

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The word immigration is likely to spark a reaction, depending which side of the welcoming gate you stand. On Sunday, Duncan Garner faced a torrent of abuse, including being labelled a racist, following a column calling for New Zealand to curb immigration. Winston Peters and his party, NZ First, want to cut the number of people coming into the country – Read more

Family planning is wrong…Samoa needs more children says Tuilaepa

Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi says family planning is wrong. He believes Samoa needs a bigger population. So he is encouraging people to have more children to increase the population  and among other things to provide “fast and strong boys for Manu Samoa.” He said he wonders who the idiot who came up with Read more

Number of baptized Catholics in Europe growing, says Vatican

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The number of baptized Catholics in Europe is growing, showed figures released by the Vatican this week. Data from the Vatican’s Central Office for Church Statistics show that the Church in Europe grew by two percent between 2005 and 2014. Although 40 percent of the continent is Catholic, that figure has not changed in nearly Read more

Population control not needed

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Contrary to the fear mongering of the population alarmists, the world isn’t heading for a demographic catastrophe. The latest data on world population from the U.N. Population Division reveals a number of trends that seem to indicate otherwise. The following is PRI’s brief overview of some of the findings from the recently released 2015 Revision Read more

Italian parish offers baby bonus as incentive for families

Friday, August 14th, 2015

An Italian parish is offering a baby bonus payment of NZ$3400 to local parents for their third child onwards. The initiative in the parish in Staggia Senese in Tuscany is aimed at helping local people have larger families. But the offer comes with strings attached. To qualify for the baby bonus, couples must already have at least Read more

The unrealised horrors of the population explosion

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The second half of the 1960s was a boom time for nightmarish visions of what lay ahead for humankind. In 1966, for example, a writer named Harry Harrison came out with a science fiction novel titled “Make Room! Make Room!” Sketching a dystopian world in which too many people scrambled for too few resources, the Read more

Discontent growing in Wallis and Futuna

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

In Wallis and Futuna, three kings and the Catholic Church have held their grip on power hundreds of years after France became a secular republic, according to a recent syndicated news report. Life has remained unchanged in Wallis and Futuna for centuries, its young people are packing their bags and leaving the islands’ tropical shores Read more

Prelate tells family synod modern Africa won’t be dictated to

Friday, October 10th, 2014

A Nigerian archbishop has told the synod on the family that no-one should try to impose foreign cultures and ways on African peoples. Africans “have come of age”, said Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, who is president of the Nigerian bishops’ conference. “We should be allowed to think for ourselves,” he said, noting that many African countries Read more

Baby girl’s birth sees Philippines population top 100 million

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The population of the Philippines topped 100 million on Sunday with the birth of a girl called Chanolyn in a Manila hospital. The baby girl was given a cake, infant clothes and other gifts by health and population commission officers. She is the daughter of Dailin Cabigayan, a resident of Sampaloc, Manila. Baby Chonalyn is Read more

Catholic population in Iceland doubles in 10 years

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The number of Catholics in Iceland has doubled in the last 10 years. According to L’Osservatore Romano, 11,000 Catholics in the north Atlantic nation are served by eight priests and 40 religious, many of whom are young. Continue reading