Dominus Iesus

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pidato Tahta Suci kepada PBB tentang Ketahanan Pangan

Address of Holy See to UN on Food Security

"The Right to Food Is … Intrinsically Linked to the Right to Life"
GENEVA, Switzerland, MARCH 9, 2011 ( Here is the address Archbishop Silvano Tomasi delivered Tuesday at the 16th ordinary session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva regarding food security.

Pendapat Vatikan Mengenai Pembangunan Berkelanjutan

Holy See Statement on Sustainable Development

"The Economy Needs Objective Moral Formation in Order to Function Correctly"

NEW YORK, MARCH 9, 2011 ( Here is the address Charles Clark, professor of economics at St. John's University, delivered Monday on behalf of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations to the Second Preparatory Committee for the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development.

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"Ekologi Manusia" adalah Prioritas Pertama dalam Karya Lingkungan

"Human Ecology" Is 1st Priority, Says Pontiff
Work for Environment Should Emphasize Importance of Humanity

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 11, 2011 ( Benedict XVI says the "groaning of creation" is being caused in part by men's pride, but work for the environment must give first priority to "human ecology."

The Pope said this in a message to the bishops of Brazil in support of their annual Lenten campaign. This year the campaign is focused on fraternity and life on the planet.

The Feb. 16 message, addressed to the president of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, Archbishop Geraldo Lyrio Rocha of Mariana, said the first step for establishing a correct relationship with the world is recognizing our condition as creatures.

"[M]an is not God, but his image," the Holy Father affirmed, "that is why he must try to be more sensitive to the presence of God in what surrounds him: in all creatures and, especially, in the human person in whom there is a certain epiphany of God."

Friday, February 25, 2011

Harapan Terwujudnya Pertemuan Paus Roma Dengan Patriak Rusia

Time Seems Right (or Nearly So), But Nothing on the Horizon
By Paul De Maeyer

ROME, FEB. 21, 2011 ( "Welcome, Mr. President, this meeting of ours is very important," Benedict XVI told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last Thursday when the president visited the Pope in the Vatican.

These words underscore something of the visit's significance, Medvedev's first after the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Russia. It was at their first meeting in December 2009 that the president and Pope agreed to upgrade existing ties to the level of full diplomatic relations.

Bernard Nathanson: Dari Pro-Aborsi Menjadi Aktivis Pro-Life

Abortionist-Turned Pro-Life Activist Dies at 84

By Karna Swanson

NEW YORK, FEB. 21, 2011 ( Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the obstetrician and leading pro-abortion advocate who changed his views on abortion and later converted to Catholicism, died today at the age of 84.

Once a leader of the pro-abortion movement, Nathanson was a keynote speaker at the First National Conference on Abortion Laws in 1969, and that same year he was a founding member of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, which is now known as NARAL Pro-Choice America.