Posts Tagged ‘human dignity’

Archbishop deletes tweets attacking Trump Comments 0

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Texan archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller has deleted his tweets attacking President Donald Trump because they “were not focused on the issues but on an individual.” He had posted several tweets to Trump after Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas where 22 people were killed. Garcia-Siller was one of many people who, in the aftermath of Read more

Dignity not charity demands Pope Comments 0

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Pope Francis is demanding dignity, not charity, for the world’s poor and hungry. His comments came on Friday at a UN conference on nutrition hosted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. The Pontiff condemned speculation in food commodities and greed, saying they undermined the global fight against poverty and hunger. “It is also painful to Read more

Privacy and paedophiles Comments 0

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Human rights must apply to everybody – even to those who have abused others’ rights. This is the uncomfortable underpinning of the Police Minister’s proposed register for the close monitoring of sex offenders in the community. Anne Tolley has, however, struck the right balance in, first, piloting the monitoring system with about 300 convicted child Read more

Fast food, low wage Comments 0

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Not everyone gets to be an astronaut, and not everyone wants to be. But, no matter the job, everyone wants to feel valued and be respected. Jobs in the fast food industry are often a young person’s first taste of working life – from slinging burgers after school to delivering pizzas on the weekend. The Read more

Pope Francis calls for global financial reform Comments 0

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

In his first address on the world economy, Pope Francis has called for global financial reform that respects human dignity, helps the poor and promotes the common good. “Money has to serve, not to rule,” he told a group of diplomats. He called for ethical financial reform that would “benefit everyone” and for the world Read more

Pope: Science must never compromise human dignity Comments 0

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI met with participants of the International Conference “Adult Stem Cells: Science and the Future of Man and Culture”, sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture. In his address, the Holy Father spoke about the “truly remarkable contributions” science can make to promoting and safeguarding human dignity. At the same time, he warned that scientists must be attentive to ethical concerns in pursuing their research, so that the inviolable dignity of each human being is never compromised.

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