Sunday, September 27, 2009

Caring for Life

(Ethics Series, Part 5)
We have very difficult decisions before us about how much money should be spent on Health Care and how available resources should be allocated. It appears that we cannot satisfactorily resolve these questions solely on the basis of scientific, economic and political direction. Hence the present movements to reclaim the art and the spirit of health care practice.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Responsibility for Life

(Ethics Series, Part 4)
Stem-cell production and the prospect of human cloning represent another new frontier in technology which brings with it enormous possibilities for good and for evil -- for blessing and for curse. And we are rightfully wary. It challenges us to look at life differently: to change our perception in some ways, yet trusting God's touch, we need not fear having our eyes opened in new ways. It also places enormous responsibility in the hands of the human family, yet trusting in God, we do not need to be overwhelmed by the choices, but only to proceed faithfully.
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sharing Life

(Ethics Series, Part 3)
We are rightfully proud of our Canadian culture. And we recognize that it is a mosaic or blend of many cultures. Today many new cultures are being added and we celebrate the richness of even greater diversity. However, we also have difficult choices to make about the limits of tolerance for traditions that seem to conflict with our Canadian culture or even undermine it. How do we distinguish between the foreign traditions that are enriching, or at least harmless; and those that should be refused, because they represent to us a violation of human rights and dignity?
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