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Human Dignity


The 2014 dignitarian awards

Carolyn Moynihan and Michael Cook | 12 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: heroes, human dignity
MercatorNet's five nominees for "Dignitarian of the Year".


Poverty, the rule of law, and human flourishing

Samuel Gregg | 08 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: human dignity, poverty, rule of law
Poverty can only be reduced in societies which are governed by the rule of law.


Elderspeak is demeaning

Craig Klugman | 25 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: elderly, elderspeak, human dignity
Why are residents of nursing homes addressed as if they were children?


Elections coming, campaign season here

Sheila Liaugminas | 02 October 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic social teaching, human dignity, mid-term elections, pro-life voting


Driving to Nebraska: Cinema, human dignity, and the elderly

Daniel Ross Goodman | 28 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, films, human dignity
At times, cinema succeeds where philosophy fails.


After D-Day, what endures

Sheila Liaugminas | 10 June 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: D-Day, duty, freedom, human dignity, liberation, sacrifice, service, tyranny


Francis and the global crisis of human trafficking

Sheila Liaugminas | 03 June 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: child protection, FIFA World Cup, human dignity, human trafficking, Pope Francis


Have we lost our ability to disagree?

Sheila Liaugminas | 15 April 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Brendan Eich, civil discourse, human dignity, marriage law, Mozilla, Proposition 8


Pope Francis provokes in Evangelii Gaudium

Sheila Liaugminas | 03 December 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Apostolic Exhortation, economy of inequality, Evangelii Gaudium, global economic systems, globalization of indifference, human dignity, idolatry of money, Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis


Malala deserved the Nobel Peace Prize

Sheila Liaugminas | 15 October 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: 'Honor Diaries', girls' education, human dignity, Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize, world peace
But then again, that award has lost some luster in the modern era.


The latest breaking Pope Francis story

Sheila Liaugminas | 21 September 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic Church, evangelization, face of Christ, George Weigel, human dignity, inalienable truths, Jesuit interview, Pope Francis, right to life
The media didn’t catch Francis’s latest. They’re too busy recycling their first round of misreporting on him.


House votes to ban late term abortion

Sheila Liaugminas | 21 June 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: human dignity, human rights, late term abortion ban, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, women's health
The horrors revealed in the trial of notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell shook even pro-choice citizens and it won’t be the same again for the abortion movement. Which is probably why a bill to ban late term abortion made it to a floor vote in the House of Representatives this week, and the rhetoric about it got so dramatic.


Squatters on Europe’s Christian heritage

Jeff Fountain | 19 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Chrstianity, human dignity, Netherlands, Robert Schuman
Can human dignity find a firm foundation in secularism?


Pope Francis surprises

Sheila Liaugminas | 19 March 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Evangelical Catholicism, Gospel message, human dignity, papacy, Pope Francis, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
It hasn’t yet been a week since he was elected, but the man announced as Cardinal Bergoglio/Pope Francis who first appeared to the world on the loggia of St. Peter’s and stood stiff and straight and speechless for what seemed a long time took only a few minutes to throw the world off balance. In a good way.


To really honor Dr. King

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 January 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, Dr. Alveda King, human dignity, human rights, Letter from Birmingham Jail, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas
First, respect the fact that he was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend first.


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