Human Dignity

Thumbnail end death penalty Abolishing the death penalty: Panel urges end to capital punishment in California

ANAHEIM — Pope Francis has called for an end to the death penalty on several occasions, Father Chris Ponnet pointed out during a Feb. 27 panel...

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Thumbnail pro life march washington A complex moral calculus

People who live in the real world know that, when it comes to issues of justice and ethics, we don’t all fit neatly into slots. This is especially...

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Thumbnail pro lifers gather in front of the denver capitol for the 2016 march for life on january 16 2016 credit peter zelasko cna Across California, pro-lifers to rally in January 2017

San Diego, Calif., Jan 5, 2017 / 12:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- January 21. That’s the date when Californians will come together at three events across...

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Thumbnail donald trump 1 credit christopher halloran via wwwshutterstockcom cna 1 13 16 After Trump’s address to Congress, pro-lifers stress protections in health care

Washington D.C., Mar 1, 2017 / 03:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, pro-life...

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Thumbnail syringe cna size Against death penalty, Pfizer bans drug sales for lethal injections

The drug company Pfizer has announced it will no longer sell drugs for use in lethal injections because it objects to their use in...

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Thumbnail bishops credit martha calderon cna Amid racial tensions, US bishops search for healing and peace

Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2016 / 03:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Race relations, racism, and violence were on the mind of the United States bishops during...

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Thumbnail archbishop jos h gomez at the second annual immigration summit at christ cathedral feb 27 2016 courtesy of the la archdiocese cna 2 29 16 Archbishop Gomez: It's time to end the death penalty

Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 24, 2016 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Californians should vote for Proposition 62, a ballot measure to end the death...

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Thumbnail archbishop jose gomez of los angeles california credit daniel ibanez cna Archbishop Gomez: Want to make America great? Be saints

Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 3, 2016 / 03:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With recent polls showing an increasingly tight presidential race, it's still...

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Thumbnail pill bottle credit andy dean photography via wwwshutterstockcom cna Assisted suicide approved by Washington DC city council

Washington D.C., Nov 2, 2016 / 04:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Representatives of the nation’s capital voted Tuesday to approve physician-assisted...

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Thumbnail elderly hand 1 Assisted suicide targets the poor and underinsured, opponents argue

On June 9, the state of California’s new assisted suicide law will take effect. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in October, but...

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Thumbnail world meeting of popular movements modesto At a world meeting of popular movements

I am writing this week from Modesto, where I am attending a conference sponsored by the Vatican. It is the United States regional meeting of the...

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Thumbnail us to mexico border credit chad zuber via wwwshutterstockcom cna 1 8 16 At the Mexico border, Catholic bishops unite for migrants

Brownsville, Texas, Feb 16, 2017 / 02:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Catholic bishops of both countries stressed the right...

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Thumbnail pill bottles credit  brian gaid via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 2 2 15 1 Australian bishops: the suffering need compassion, not suicide by drugs

Euthanasia isn’t what the suffering and dying really need, said Australia’s Catholic bishops. “Suicide is always a tragedy, and all people who are...

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Thumbnail onelifela 2016 c ‘A vision for society as God wants it to be’: An estimated 20,000 march for human dignity in Downtown LA

Carrying banners and signs to celebrate the sanctity of life from conception to natural death, thousands of Catholics and Christians of different...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 170866685 A war of the powerful against the weak

In many places throughout the world there is a widening gulf, chasm, gap between races, tribes, classes, cultures, economic factions, political...

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Thumbnail belgiums house of parliament credit chadbriggs via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 12 20 13 Belgium's child euthanasia move lamented as 'unbelievable'

In the wake of Belgium's recent decision to legalize euthanasia for children, several members of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life voiced...

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Thumbnail post2 California crosses an unwelcomed threshold with legalization of physician-assisted suicide

Every human being possesses inherent dignity, which deserves our respect. Each of us should feel loved, worthy and cared for at every moment of our...

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Thumbnail bionic eye iris pupil cc0 10 catholic news agency cna 4815 Can we delete death? Transhumanism's lofty goal meets a Catholic response

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...

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