Posts Tagged ‘human dignity’

Mayor says new St Vincent de Paul Centre “so needed”

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
St Vincent de Paul Centre

A new St Vincent de Paul Centre opened in Levin on Sunday 15 May and immediately received civic approval. Speaking at the opening Levin, Mayor Mr Bernie Wanden, (pictured) described the Centre as “a wonderful venture for our community.” Wanden observed that Levin probably has the lowest rating for household income in New Zealand. He Read more

Let the Gospel lead the way!

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Not only is the United States a divided country, but the Catholic Church in the U.S. is as divided as the nation. And the presidential election drove home that point. According to a PBS report in CathNews, VoteCast declared that 50 percent of Catholics backed Trump, while 49 percent voted for Biden. Many Catholics, like Read more

Assisted suicide and euthanasia over 10 times higher

Monday, September 7th, 2020

The Australian state of Victoria has reported more than ten times the anticipated number of deaths from assisted suicide and euthanasia in its first legal year. The state of Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board reported 124 deaths by assisted suicide and euthanasia since 19 June 19, 2019 when the procedure became legal. There were Read more

Archbishop deletes tweets attacking Trump

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

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

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

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

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

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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