Posts Tagged ‘Globalization’

Low fertility rates — a phase?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

NEW HAVEN: It’s no surprise that the world’s population is at an all-time high – exceeding 7 billion – although many might not know that it increased by 5 billion during the past century alone, rising from less than 2 billion in 1914. And many people would be surprised – even shocked – to know Read more

Globalization’s consequences

Friday, December 7th, 2012
Michael Kelly SJ

The Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian denomination, with more than a billion members worldwide. Its Latin Rite (there are several others) is the only organized branch of Christianity to expand substantially beyond Europe. However, this globalization is relatively recent. Yes, there were Franciscans with Marco Polo on his 13th century journey to China. Read more

Globalisation and our shared responsibility

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

“Humanity today must strive towards the goal of integral human development” said Pope Benedict XVI Thursday as he welcomed 12 new ambassadors to the Holy See. Among those presenting their letters of credence were representatives from Trinidad and Tobago, the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, the Swiss Confederation, Burundi, Thailand, Pakistan, Mozambique, Kyrgyzstan, the Principality of Andorra, Sri Lanka and Burkina Faso.

Breaking with a tradition first established by Paul VI, the Holy Father delivered one general discourse to all ambassadors present, which focused on themes close to the Pope’s heart; our growing interdependence in the era of globalization and in parallel our increased shared responsibility for mankind and creation.

He said today we must all be aware that “we are all responsible for everything” and that we must pursue the common good by promoting solidarity among generations, protecting the dignity of every human being and protecting nature. And without the fear that this common responsibility clashes with religious and cultural differences.

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