Threads and Colors

Here is a trailer of a documentary being produced by ICTY’S about art in poor Peruvian villages (in Spanish). The title translation is: “Threads and Colors: The Value of Every Stitch”. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn0GNCHQ4Xc&context=C3370ae9ADOEgsToPDskKJwx7yRKqLTZxqrDCzDkg4]  

Pope Benedict XVI on Education and Climate Change

Recently Pope Benedict XVI gave his annual address to the Holy See diplomats. The common thread of the speech focused on the youth, the importance of education, and the state of world affairs. The Pope highlighted the importance of the family, religious freedom, world peace, and at the end dedicated a section on the environment, […]

Latest Vatican Address on Development

This week the Holy See published its address on development at the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV). The conference was held May 9-13 in Istanbul. There have been other addresses published here and here. The environment and related areas (agriculture, natural resources) is mentioned as one of the pillars of development: […]

“People are not a liability”

These were some of the words of Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, at the 44th Session of the Commission on Population and Development. He spoke on the topic “Fertility, Reproductive Health and Development.” While supportive of the UN’s goal of promoting human dignity, Archbishop Chullikatt offered criticisms of how the UN […]

The Heat from ‘Cool It’

There is a new documentary out that is causing quite a bit of controversy, on the mistakes and exaggerations of global warming. For some, it is the response to Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”. It is called “Cool It” and despite its potential for generating controversy, has been surprisingly well accepted. One good way to learn […]

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