Why the only future worth building includes everyone | Pope Francis

A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don’t, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. “Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the ‘other’ is not a statistic, or a number,” he says. “We all need each other.”

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Assisted suicide and euthanasia in Holland and beyond

schermafbeelding-2017-02-24-om-16-28-18Impact of legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia in Holland and beyond – Guest speaker: His Eminence Willem Cardinal Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, The Netherlands. VIDEO.

The Personalism of St. John Paul II

Since Pope St. John Paul II died in 2005, his rich philosophical legacy has not received the attention it deserves. In the 2015 Fifth Annual Summer Seminar, the Hildebrand Project  commemorated the significant tenth anniversary by giving special attention to his seminal personalism. The Seminar did so by setting him in dialogue with Dietrich von Hildebrand, another eminent Christian personalist. In this video John F. Crosby’s contribution on the personalism of John Paul II: “The Struggle for the Person”. What is the difference between someone en something? How does this relate to Aquinas objectivism and to modern subjectivism? What does this mean for – among others – for the sick?

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Bishop Anthony Fisher on many of the important moral and bio-ethical issues of our time

Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP, was Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, Australia and served as Coordinator of Sydney\’s World Youth Day 2008. He is now Ordinary of the Diocese of Parramatta in Australia. Bishop Fisher received a doctorate in bioethics from the University of Oxford in 1995 and became the founding Director of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne. Join Fr. Thomas Rosica who interviews Bishop Fisher on the scientific dilemmas around stem cells and many of the important moral and bio-ethical issues of our time.

Source: Salt and Light

“Jérôme Lejeune”, la película a Barcelone

Jérôme Lejeune identificó la trisomía del par cromosómico 21 que define el Síndrome de Down en 1958, dedicando su vida desde entonces a investigar para mejorar la vida de estas personas. Conozca la labor de la Fundación que lleva su nombre durante la proyección en exclusiva de la película “Jérôme Lejeune”, un apasionante viaje por su vida y su obra hasta nuestros días.

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