Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

War Against Children: World’s First “Synthetic Embryo” – ‘homo sapiens’ next? (Part 12)

(This article is part of an ongoing series showing different adult obsessions in waging “War Against Children” by Fr. Jerry.)

When we look at the state of the world today, it is easy to get discouraged and depressed. In all areas of our life as a society – whether it is the economy, the corona pandemic, world politics or the war on children – things are not good and in general appear to be getting worse, like the senseless attacks in Ukraine by Putin and his gestapo army. I think that most people will admit that our world is more divided now than ever before. The real value and dignity of human life has been placed on the slippery slope of destruction while science and technology introduce a false future of hope for mankind, not to mention big businesses raking in money from these so-called modern advances. Just recently, we learned that Israeli scientists have created the world’s first “synthetic embryos”. This time the attack by adults focuses on pre-born children at the very beginning of their lives, ie. “synthetic embryos” grown outside of the womb without the natural process of sperm, egg and fertilization. Now the slippery slope of science begins.

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Crimes against humanity start by depersonalizing the individual

St. Boniface stated: “The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course.” This means that each of us has a responsibility to stand up for truth, defend the weak and stand up against the forces of evil in our society.

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How We Can Make A Difference

In the world today, there are many forms of unrest and turmoil. According to the United Nations for example, 80 million people are displaced. These people face the challenges of accessing education, healthcare, job opportunities and other resources. Ageing is another global issue. At present, the number of people over the age of 65 outnumbered children under 5 for the first time. Racial inequality and injustice are causing protests against “worldwide racism”. The riots and demonstrations are occurring not only in the USA and in Europe, but are worldwide. Continue reading

Do we walk alone?

(Luke 24: 13-35) – Recently, I read an article about the suffering of Sri Lankan tea workers and the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the country’s poorest people, the plantation workers face more hardships due to their low income. Their jobs have collapsed due to the coronavirus, and there are no additional sources of income for them. Continue reading

Pope Francis is Right: Death Row has no place in Catholicism

On October 3rd, 2020, Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti,” does something that some Catholics believed could not be done: It ratifies a change in church teaching. In this case, on the death penalty. In August 2, 2018, Pope Francis ordered a revision to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, updating it to describe the death penalty as “inadmissible” and an “attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” In Evangelium Vitae, St. Pope John Paul II identified a contradiction in contemporary culture. “Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed,” he lamented, “the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence: the moment of birth and the moment of death.” Continue reading

Liu Xiaobo: A Voice For Human Rights

Dear Friends for Life: China’s treatment of Liu’s democratic voice has been brutal and inhumane, even during his last days. Liu Xiaobo is a Chinese citizen, a Chinese intellectual and a Chinese winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Continue reading

“Ocean of Pain”

Dear Friends for Life:   In Syria, massive and systematised violence – including the killing of detainees in official and makeshift detention centres – is taking place out of sight, far from the battlefield. Continue reading

Human Destructive Legal System

images-1(2)Dear Friends for Life:  What happens when we raise the level of our legal system above God? A Belfast High Court ruled recently that abortion should be made available in the north of Ireland to babies with a severe disability or conceived through rape. This type of thinking is spreading to all corners of our planet. The legal system is ruling that it has the RIGHT TO KILL an innocent life created by God. Continue reading

Mass Media Altering the Facts?

Dear Friends for Life:     Have you ever wondered how mass media goes about altering facts and truths? Why it is important for us to read with a critical mind? and not accept at face value what is written? Here are two clear examples which crossed my desk this morning. Continue reading

Is Nuclear Power the Solution

fukushima-radius-343x300Dear Friends for Life:     David Gutierrez in NaturalNews asks, “Chernobyl Has Killed One Million People; Will Fukushima Kill Five Million?” In Fukushima, March 2011, a major earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at three separate reactors, the cores of which continue to disperse so much “radiation” that one would die instantly if entering the area. Is there a quick-fix solution to this radiation problem? Definitely not. The radiation problem will continue on its present course of destruction for many years into the future. Continue reading