Report 2017. Trafficking in Turin and province

REPORT ON THE NIGERIANS (AND NOT ONLY) TRAFFICKING IN TURIN AND ITS PROVINCE. THE MOBILE UNIT OF THE “ASSOCIAZIONE AMICI DI LAZZARO” Since 1999 the association helps and listens to women victims of traffickingand exploitation, meeting them on the street with  a mobile unit made up of 5-8 volunteers. It offers information on ways out, … Continue reading Report 2017. Trafficking in Turin and province

Syria – A Statement Issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic

Damascus, April 14, 2018 A statement has been released on the official website of the Greek Orthdoox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East in regard to the attack carried out against Syria early this morning by the U.S., the U.K., and France. The statement, condemning the attack on behalf of the Greek Orthodox, Syrian, … Continue reading Syria – A Statement Issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic

Two Lives, One Love – Pastoral Message for 2018 on the right to life

Introduction Having consulted carefully with members of the lay faithful, both women and men, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference wishes to offer the following considerations as a contribution to the present national conversation on the right to life. The Catholic Church recently concluded a Jubilee Year of Mercy.  This initiative of Pope Francis was  celebrated … Continue reading Two Lives, One Love – Pastoral Message for 2018 on the right to life

On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine (John Henry Newman)

A QUESTION has arisen among persons of theological knowledge and fair and candid minds, about the wording and the sense of a passage in the Rambler for May. It admits to my own mind of so clear and satisfactory an explanation, that I should think it unnecessary to intrude myself, an anonymous person, between the … Continue reading On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine (John Henry Newman)

Marriage equality & discrimination

Advocates for ‘same-sex marriage’ 1 rarely  focus on the real meaning and purpose  of marriage. Instead they assume that  equal dignity and the principle of non- discrimination demand the legal recognition  of same-sex relationships as marriages. This appeal to equality and non- discrimination gets things the wrong way  around. Justice requires us to treat people … Continue reading Marriage equality & discrimination

The Truth of Marriage (Mark Coleridge)

Australian-born Margaret Somerville is Professor of Law at McGill University in Canada and a world-renowned ethicist. In Sydney recently she said that “euthanasia is not an incremental change to current end-of-life practices but a radical and massive shift in our society’s and civilisation’s foundational values”. Her words could be adapted to same-sex marriage, which is … Continue reading The Truth of Marriage (Mark Coleridge)

What to do if you encounter a potential instance of human trafficking

January 11 marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States. There are an estimated 25 million victims of human trafficking throughout the world. While these individuals may sometimes be kept behind locked doors, they are more often hidden right in front of us. For example, they may be forced into exploitation at construction … Continue reading What to do if you encounter a potential instance of human trafficking

What is Modern Slavery?

“Trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” and “modern slavery” are used as umbrella terms to refer to both sex trafficking and compelled labor. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-386), as amended (TVPA), and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against … Continue reading What is Modern Slavery?

The Humans Behind Human Trafficking

It’s not often that I cry at work. I recently visited the Children’s Assessment Center (CAC) in Houston, Texas, a safe haven for sexually abused children and their families, including those affected by sex traffiking. As I walked past the waiting room of the medical clinic I caught a glimpse of a little boy sitting … Continue reading The Humans Behind Human Trafficking

Misleading the public, neglecting the child

Introduction The Australian Medical Association has lent its authority to the cause of homosexual ‘marriage’ by issuing its Position Statement on Marriage Equality (May 20th 2017).i This was done without consulting AMA members or the wider medical community, and now we, the undersigned medical practitioners, respond. Our nation’s peak medical body should not publish misleading … Continue reading Misleading the public, neglecting the child

Changing understandings of marriage (Anthony Fisher)

2.1 The classical view of marriage Well, as the American pop-punk band Blink-182 once sang, “I’ve been here before a few times”. Thirteen years ago, then a newish bishop, I had the privilege of giving this annual lecture. I noted that marriage had traditionally been understood as “the union of a man and a woman … Continue reading Changing understandings of marriage (Anthony Fisher)

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