Latin America

Jóvenes que Dedican sus Vacaciones para Dibujar Sonrisas en los Rostros de los Demás

Se dice que en el verano cálido de Enero La Viña no duerme, sino que “late”, y es porque más de 100 jóvenes universitarios de todos los rincones del país se juntan para realizar obras de voluntariado, con el noble objetivo de aportar sus conocimientos académicos al desarrollo humano de los habitantes de la comuna. […]

Erman Tejeda | November 23, 2014
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Latin America

¿Qué necesitamos los jóvenes?

El pasado 8 de noviembre asistí en la ciudad de México a la Latin America Emerging Leaders Conference de la World Youth Alliance, la cual se titulaba “Familia: La Columna Vertebral del Desarrollo”. En este evento se expuso la relación que tiene la familia en el desarrollo integral de la persona y en el desarrollo […]

Mónica Marín | November 17, 2014
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Evangelisation is our turf

The National Catholic Register broke some groundbreaking news recently, on the habits and beliefs of young people. “But while all of the groups surveyed had their own motivations and challenges associated with being Catholic, young adults stood out for their insistence on being part of the Church while exhibiting a casual disregard for parts of […]

Xavier Bisits | November 14, 2014
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Latin America

Family, Become What You Are: The Role of the Family in Economic and Social Development Programs

Last Friday, October 31st, I had the pleasure to attend the Conference on the Impact of the Family on the Economy held at the Hall of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. The Permanent Missions of Paraguay, Guatemala, and Haiti to the OAS and the Alliance Defending Freedom hosted […]

Kaitlin Fellrath | November 6, 2014
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Abortion

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Glenda Jackson MP is a distinguished British actress, now Member of Parliament and well known feminist. She fought a number of well-known obstacles to make it in society in the age into which she was born. Foremost among these was her gender. What makes Glenda Jackson unique? She was the only MP in the entire […]

Xavier Bisits | November 4, 2014
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Human Rights

Meanwhile, In Ukraine…

The predominant news lately has been developments in the Middle East with ISIS and new cases of Ebola in America. And rightly so—both are serious, pressing issues that affect us. Yet only six months ago, problems in Ukraine were the ones making the headlines. With the onset of ISIS and Ebola, concerns about Ukraine and […]

Eileen Wittig | November 4, 2014
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Catholic Teaching

Do You Suffer From Globalized Indifference?

Throughout Pope Francis’ time as Bishop of Rome, he has called for an “end to the globalization of indifference.” Pope Francis speaks out against a culture that is motivated by self-comfort and that lacks compassion for the suffering of others. While mass communication and technological advances have made it possible to be more connected as […]

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Rebecca Rethwisch | November 3, 2014
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Catholic Teaching

A Brief Intro to Natural Law

When dealing with International Law and social policy, most of us who support the Catholic social teachings find it difficult to form an opinion about the laws of other countries.  Essentially we find ourselves in the dilemma of wanting to be faithful Catholics but not wanting to establish a theocracy.  We accept the reality that […]

Kyle Moodhe | November 3, 2014
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Bioethics

Dignity and Autonomy: Brittany Maynard Plans to Take Her Own Life

Today was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard chose to die. This seems an odd sentence to write. Unfortunately, that statement is not a quote from an Aldous Huxley novel or the latest dystopian film. Instead, it is the only reality deemed plausible by a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer. You have […]

Joshua Mechaelsen | November 2, 2014
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Human Rights

La Creatividad al Servicio de la Vida: ¡Bebu te estamos Esperando!

Para una madre el embarazo es una de las experiencias más emocionantes de la vida. Es común verla feliz, con una sonrisa cálida dibujada en su rostro, fuente de frescura y ternura.  “Ninguna obra maestra de ningún artista puede igualar la creación de un niño hecho por una madre. El éxito no solo se mide por […]

Erman Tejeda | November 1, 2014
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Catholic Teaching

the wounds of Christ

I recently attended our university student fall retreat, where the speaker was Fr. Bryan Duggan, the vocations director. The theme for the weekend was wounds, what they were, how to identify them and how to heal them. The topic of wounds is quite relevant to us today; it seems like humans are doing everything possible […]

Angell Lu-Lebel | October 31, 2014
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Latin America

Prevenir con educación

El mes pasado pude asistir a un evento convocado por la Procuraduría de Derechos Humanos de Guatemala y el Fondo de Población de Naciones Unidas en donde se presentaron los avances en el cumplimiento de la Declaración Ministerial “Prevenir con Educación”. Se abordaron diferentes temas como: el marco legal nacional e internacional de los derechos […]

Mónica Marín | October 31, 2014
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Catholic Teaching

Halloween, ¡No seamos cómplices!

Estamos muy cerca de esta fecha: 31 de Octubre,  y,  ¿ quién no se ha divertido disfrazándose? ¿ quién no ha disfrutado saliendo a correr con los amigos cuando niño a recoger dulces en las casas de los vecinos? jugar durante toda la noche en la calle,  decorar las casas, colegios y  salones con brujas, […]

Andrea Garzón | October 30, 2014