Posts Tagged ‘Ethics’

Warnings over surge in youth transgender cases Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Clinicians are calling for an ­urgent national inquiry into the safety and ethics of giving unproven hormone drug treatment to ever younger children who are confused about sex and gender. A detailed submission, arguing that risks including infertility and lifelong regret outweigh the ­benefits to trans children and teenagers, was sent yesterday to Health Minister Read more

Microsoft ‘s president meets pope about AI ethics Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Microsoft’s President Brad Smith met Pope Francis on Wednesday to discuss the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI). He also discussed ways to bridge the digital divide between rich and poor nations. Read more Related Posts:Pope meets Israeli presidentPope meets Palestine’s presidentRockstar-to-rockstar at weekly papal audienceBangladesh PM and Pope discuss Rohingya crisis

Vatican releases guidance on sports Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Giving the Best of Yourself – is the first-ever Vatican document on sports. The document addresses a number of matters, including highly competitive children’s sports, putting political and economic pressures on athletes to win “at all costs”, playing sport on Sundays and unsportsmanlike or violent behaviour. The document, which speaks out about sports-related corruption, over-commercialisation, Read more

Vatican Museums release conservation ethics book Comments 0

Monday, March 5th, 2018

A new book “Ethics and Practice of Conservation: Manual for the conservation of ethnographic and multi-material assets” has been released from the Vatican museums. The ethics and practice of conservation is the result of nearly a century of experience at the Anima Mundi Ethnological Museum. Read more Related Posts:New film highlights vision of Pope FrancisVatican-China Read more

Dr. Vallentine’s ethical decision Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Aboard the Golfo Azzurro — an urgent plea woke the ship’s doctor, John Vallentine, at 6:30 a.m. He was needed on the bridge. The rescue ship was steaming south in the Mediterranean Sea in a race to reach a deflating rubber dinghy packed with migrants. Italy’s coast guard had transmitted the coordinates, along with a Read more

Human embryo editing “meddling with Tree of Life” Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Biologists in Oregon have edited the DNA of viable human embryos using the revolutionary genome-editing technique CRISPR-Cas9. Their work went beyond previous experiments using CRISPR to alter the DNA of human embryos, all of which were conducted in China,as it edited the genomes of many more embryos and targeted a gene associated with a significant Read more

Catholics have an ethical duty to vaccinate children Comments 0

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Catholics have an ethical duty to vaccinate children. Paul J. Carson and Anthony T. Flood of North Dakota State University argue from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching. Read more Related Posts:UK government abandoning duty to protect child refugeesFears religion will isolate children at school stops parentsHistorical abuse of children in state care: why an Read more

Doing the right thing – teaching ethics to teens Comments 0

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Young people are self-centred, self-interested and self-ish. They are ego and, ergo, their world begins (and ends) with them. They are the i-Generation – emphasis on the “I”. Maybe. “Turn it off,” she said. “I can’t watch.” My 11-year-old niece closed her eyes against the screen, blocking out the kids with no shoes, raincoats or Read more

Ethics: knowing who we are and what to do Comments 0

Friday, October 14th, 2016

This fall I am giving presentations to all of the high school teachers, staff and administrators in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. These talks take place on an annual basis, and they are dedicated to a regular cycle of topics. This year, the theme is morality. Lucky me! My guess is that disquisitions on doctrine Read more

Teach seminarians to live in the real world – Pope Francis Comments 14

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Pope Francis has asked his fellow Jesuits involved in priestly formation to help seminarians understand that in the real world. “Decisions Catholics make in their everyday lives are rarely ethically clear-cut, but rather exist on a spectrum between good and evil,” the pope said. “We need to form future priests not to general and abstract ideas, Read more