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Ethics

 

A truly human ethical approach

The Holy Father sent a letter for the opening of the 44th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, held from 22-25 January, in Davos-Klosters, ...

Not everything can be bought and sold

Gary Baker an economist at the University of Chicago said in a text of 1976 that people always act to maximize their own well-being, whatever ...

International protection of marriage and the family

If the commitment to searching for a solid, ethical foundation in social action and the decisive protection of the family in the international square is ...

The future in smoke

The IQ is in smoke: the daily, Le Monde, whose 8 September issue examines the results of an important study published online last 27 August ...

An eloquent silence

A symbolic action, but one that is eloquent and effective. Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Archbishop of Edinburgh and President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland, has ...

A voice  for the important questions

The activities of the University Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland, for studies on the thought of Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI, begin today, Monday, 11 June. And they ...

An ecumenical word on the future of man

What happens to man's self-understanding and to religious piety when human life is seen as the subject of a technological project rather than a result ...

The two paths

The role of L'Observatoire Nationale de la fin de la vie [national observer of the end of life] – founded in France by a decree ...

The ever more defenceless value of traditional marriage

“The people of California deserve better. Our nation deserves better. Marriage deserves better”. This is the clear assessment of the United States Bishops’ Conference, published ...

Those women never born

At a first glance the book by Anna Meldolesi, Mai nate. Perché il mondo ha perso 100 milioni di donne (Mondadori) seems no more than ...

What remains when everything collapses

We publish excerpts of a talk by Juliàn Carròn, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, given on November 17 th at the Teatro ...

Overpopulation from another point of view

Some say that to avoid the collapse of a increasing populated and exploited world a profound transformation of dominant cultural models is indispensable, from unbridled ...

The good deed that doesn't cost a euro

It is without doubt a catchy slogan: L’ultima lira: Una buona azione non costa nulla ("The last lira. A good deed costs nothing"). It was ...

A bulwark against the aberation

On 3 August 1941 the strong and unequivocal words of Bishop Clemens August von Galen rang out in the Church of St Lambert in Münster, ...

Hans Jonas and the future of man

“As far as I’m concerned, I do not fear abuse from malicious powerful interests: instead I fear those who love humanity and who dream of ...

Among the fears of the West

In the first years of the new millennium, after five positive decades of hope and growing well-being, previously forgotten fears and unease have re-emerged in ...

Aberrant surgery in India on newborns

A severe condemnation from the Church of an aberrant phenomenon which unfortunately is spreading in the State of Madhya Pradesh: doctors performing sex change operations ...

End suffering, not life

By concentrating on juridical and legislative aspects of end-of-life issues, news and information in these last few years has not helped our understanding of the ...

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