Tag: Human dignity

Catholics, it’s time to come to the Capitol

Catholics, it’s time to come to the Capitol

| Jason Adkins | January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

This year, the bishops of Minnesota are hosting an exciting event in St. Paul March 9 called Catholics at the Capitol. With critical issues such as the legalization of assisted suicide and persistent family poverty at stake, Catholics concerned with life and human dignity cannot afford to miss it.

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UST prof at World Meeting: Politics gets ‘dignity’ wrong

UST prof at World Meeting: Politics gets ‘dignity’ wrong

| September 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

The problem, Collett said, is that “dignity” as used by some governing documents — including the constitutions of Italy, Germany and Japan — is divorced from the source of dignity, God, and presented as something that can be granted, rather than something that is inherent to the human person, as the Church believes.

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God made us  for love and joy

God made us for love and joy

| Jean Stolpestad for The Catholic Spirit | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since the dawn of time, people have desired to find meaning and purpose for their lives. In our age of competing and conflicting philosophies, Catholics unabashedly proclaim a deep confidence in knowing the way, the truth and the life. We fully believe that we are created out of love, for love. We are made for joy.

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Renegade researchers and the future of biomedicine

Renegade researchers and the future of biomedicine

| Father Tad Pacholczyk | September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Embryos are as human as you and I; they’re simply younger, smaller and more vulnerable. They ought to be accorded the same respect that every human being deserves, as a matter of basic human rights. Human dignity demands nothing less.

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Church must ensure participation of disabled, keynoter says

Church must ensure participation of disabled, keynoter says

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

A photo of Pope Francis embracing an 8-year-old boy with cerebral palsy that went viral on the Internet has brought new attention to an issue that the U.S. bishops have been talking about for years.

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‘Pacem in Terris:’ Reflections after 50 years

‘Pacem in Terris:’ Reflections after 50 years

| Elliot Huss | April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical letter, “Pacem in Terris,” it is fitting we revisit a text that has such great relevance for us in contemporary society.

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Pope Francis begins papacy pledging to protect church, human dignity

Pope Francis begins papacy pledging to protect church, human dignity

| Cindy Wooden | March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis formally began his ministry as bishop of Rome and as pope by pledging to protect the Catholic Church, the dignity of each person and the beauty of creation, just like St. Joseph protected Mary and Jesus.

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Welcoming God’s gift of human life

Welcoming God’s gift of human life

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A number of years ago the Minneapolis paper carried a weekly feature in the religion section called “The Seeker.” Each week the reporter would attend a different church, synagogue, mosque or temple and report on the experience.

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Clubb works to ‘do the right thing’ for hospital’s patients

Clubb works to ‘do the right thing’ for hospital’s patients

| August 14, 2012 | 4 Comments

I’m very blessed to work at St. Joseph’s Hospital, which supports a faith-based work environment. Where some individuals might not be able to express their faith or talk about their faith, I’m able to do that.

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Retired Catholic Charities CEO grounded in church’s social teachings

Retired Catholic Charities CEO grounded in church’s social teachings

| August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

My faith is grounded in works of charity. It goes back to the seventh grade. It was in a religion class and I got in a bit of a tiff with the pastor over buying a bell for the church. I was watching people on farms and in the community becoming overwhelmed with poverty and I felt we should be doing more with that.

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Bank officer works to improve urban housing situation

Bank officer works to improve urban housing situation

| August 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

I think the most important aspect is I try to deal with people as individuals and respect them as individuals and as creations of God. Banking is a little bit of a secular world some days, so that can be a little challenging. I think we have a number of instances with the recession where people are having some economic challenges, and I get the opportunity to meet with them from time to time.

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Dance studio owner encourages students to use God-given gifts

Dance studio owner encourages students to use God-given gifts

| August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s very important for me that all of my students see their own divine grace in them. God is the ultimate creator, and we’re in a creative field here, so I feel that we’re really using what God gave us in our dancing, in our acting.

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