Posts Tagged ‘Humanity’

Being human Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019
being human

Catholic laity are generally understanding about priestly indiscretion. We know that a hungry man cannot be judged for stealing a loaf of bread. But for some reason, many lay people believe that the tradition of celibacy for priests, goes back to the apostles. That is not so. Paul tells us that he apostles, including Peter, Read more

The hypocracy of Jacinda Ardern Comments 0

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
democracy

I commend Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern for condemning chemical warfare. Recently she stated, “New Zealand condemns any use of chemical weapons, whether it is in Syria or on the streets of the UK. “New Zealand believes all states must adhere to obligations under international law, including in respect of chemical weapons.” It is however inconsistent Read more

Suffering, faith and humanity: Pope speaks out Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Suffering is an essential ingredient of our faith and humanity. One who doesn’t suffer with suffering brothers . . . must question himself on the sincerity of his faith and of his humanity, Pope Francis says. His comments were made in the context of the Rohingya minority, who are persecuted in Myanmar. Read more Related Read more

As artificial intelligence grows, so do perceived threats to human uniqueness Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk got into a spat recently on Twitter with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over the dangers of artificial intelligence. Musk urged a group of governors to proactively regulate AI, which he views as a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.” “Until people see robots going down the street killing people, they Read more

Recover founding values Pope tells ‘haggard’ and lonely Europe Comments 0

Friday, November 28th, 2014

A haggard and lonely Europe risks irrelevancy if it doesn’t recover its founding values, Pope Francis told European leaders in Strasburg on Tuesday. The Holy Father called on Europe to re-found itself by drawing, in part, on its Christian Legacy. “Where is your vigour?” he put to 750 members of the European parliament. “Where is that Read more