Human dignity - Latest News
Mar 9, 2018 - 10:30 am .- The states of Utah and Pennsylvania are considering legislation that would ban abortions solely due to a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis, in an effort to protect babies with disabilities from discrimination.
Mar 6, 2018 - 03:43 pm .- On Tuesday, London’s Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s decision to end life support for an ill 21-month-old boy, despite the parent’s wishes to continue treatment.
Mar 1, 2018 - 03:03 am .- The bishops of Alaska released a joint pastoral letter this month, highlighting the meaning, origin, and implications of human dignity in today’s world.  
Feb 20, 2018 - 04:49 pm .- A British court ruled Tuesday that physicians can stop providing life support, against his parents' wishes, to Alfie Evans, a 21-month old boy who has an unknown neurological degenerative condition.
Jan 22, 2018 - 03:55 pm .- Last week, I attended the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. I have attended the march on several occasions before, and it is always a beautiful and encouraging experience.
Jan 14, 2018 - 05:17 pm .- This Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun who marched with civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Ala in 1965.
Jan 11, 2018 - 10:03 am .- The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking.  
Jan 11, 2018 - 12:11 am .- Americans must recommit to the fight against racism through love and faith, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference in the days leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Dec 18, 2017 - 02:42 pm .- Fighting the scourge of discrimination that often accompanies HIV, the Santa Clara Foundation in Santiago de Chile has worked since 1994 to ensure that children with the virus experience God’s love and have a better quality of life.
Oct 20, 2017 - 10:31 am .- A bill to legalize assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia was passed by Victoria's Legislative Assembly on Friday after 26 hours of debate.
Oct 18, 2017 - 04:41 pm .- American-inspired legislation to legalize assisted suicide has advanced in the Australian state of Victoria, leading critics to worry that it abandons the vulnerable.
Sep 26, 2017 - 05:08 pm .- An Ohio bill hopes to stop abortions undertaken solely because an unborn child has Down syndrome.  
Aug 29, 2017 - 12:03 pm .- While lawyers defending the practice of female genital mutilation claim that it is protected by religious freedom rights, one leading religious liberty advocate insists that it must be condemned as a human rights violation.
Aug 14, 2017 - 10:59 am .- With deadly violence following a rally of white supremacists this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., bishops throughout the nation denounced racism and racist ideologies.
Jun 27, 2017 - 03:25 am .- A case about whether a troubled teenager convinced her depressed boyfriend to commit suicide through her words and text messages may have possible implications for physician-assisted suicide cases.
May 5, 2017 - 01:18 pm .- For one critic, a report that IVF-conceived embryos are being cremated and turned into jewelry for their mothers shows the basic problem with the artificial creation of human embryos.
Mar 21, 2017 - 11:32 am .- Mateo studied baking and Leandro pastry making. Franco and Mauricio wanted to be waiters. These overlapping interests led the four friends with Down syndrome to start a successful pizza service in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Mar 9, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie – being able to “upload” our minds to computers to live on after we die, to freeze our bodies only to bring them back in the future, or to pop pills to enhance our mood and intelligence.
Mar 9, 2017 - 12:02 am .- The deaths of seven inmates in a fire at a police station in Pergamino, Argentina has brought renewed criticisms of the “inhumane situation” experienced in prisons in the country.
Feb 15, 2017 - 04:37 pm .- It’s an odd time for death in the United States.