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September, 2012

The example of Mother Teresa, against female sex-selective abortions in India

September 6, 2012 ·  By Nirmala Carvalho

Mumbai (AsiaNews) – On the eve of the feast of Mother Teresa, her spirit “compels us to fight against sex-selective abortion, female infanticide and feticide”, says Dr. Pascoal Carvalho, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, who invites people to reflect on what he calls “the malaise of Indian society,” a growing phenomenon that […]


The world hunger problem: Facts, figures and statistics

September 5, 2012 · 

In the Asian, African and Latin American countries, well over 500 million people are living in what the World Bank has called “absolute poverty” Every year 15 million children die of hunger For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years Throughout the 1990’s […]


The Paralympics as a work in progress

September 5, 2012 ·  , Michael Mullins September 02, 2012

The Paralympics have been paired with the Olympic Games since Rome 1960. They are a good and necessary fit. In many ways, they represent an antidote to the Olympic movement, which fosters the deification of athletes. The Paralympics account for, and affirm and celebrate, diversity in the physique of human beings. The low point of […]


Australian Christian leaders hit asylum seeker legislation

September 5, 2012 ·  , (ACBC via CNUA)

As Australian church leaders, we stand together to express our grave concern at the passing of legislation to allow for the offshore processing and indefinite detention of asylum seekers. Core to the Christian faith is the principle of ‘welcoming the stranger’, and Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan guides us as we seek to care […]


God bless the poor God bless the victims of injustice

September 4, 2012 ·  By Belinda Parrenas, Holy Family

I was touched by the article of Father Shay Cullen entitled, Helping others directs us on our path to happiness (Mabuhay, June 10), especially where he wrote, “To believe in justice, but not to help victims is hypocrisy.” In other words, intelligence is nothing unless it is exercised and there is no point teaching about […]


Chinese mining companies launch invasion on Philippine soil

September 4, 2012 ·  , Sunday Examiner, August 2012

MANILA (mabuhay) : “The continual mining operation at relentless speed, day and night, is turning the vast agricultural land into a virtual desert,” a June 14 press release from the National Secretarial for Social Action of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines reads in describing the effect of mining in MacArthur, Leyte, on the […]


In final interview, Cardinal says Church "200 years out of date"

September 3, 2012 ·  By Reporting By Naomi O'Leary

Reuters ­ Sat, Sep 1, 2012 3:01 PM ROME (Reuters) – The former archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini said the Catholic Church was “200 years out of date” in his final interview before his death, published on Saturday. Martini, once favored by Vatican progressives to succeed Pope John Paul II and a […]



September 3, 2012 · 

Campaigners gathering for the annual boycott demonstration at Nestlé (UK) HQ in Croydon (19 May 11:00- 12:00) faced the Nestlé monster – a costume dinosaur representing the company, which recently swallowed up Pfizer’s infant nutrition business (marketing the SMA brand of formula in the UK), and which tramples on the rights of mothers and babies. […]


Proposed law to promote milk formula against mother's milk

September 3, 2012 ·  ,

The Department of Health (DOH) and United Nations agencies on Friday expressed alarm over a new breastfeeding bill that seeks to overturn laws protecting consumers from misleading advertisements and aggressive marketing of formula milk. In a joint statement, the DOH, World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said that the breastfeeding bill […]


Breast-fed babies healthier, smarter

September 3, 2012 ·  ,

Health experts on Thursday warned mothers to avoid giving milk formulas to their babies, saying that breast-fed infants are healthier, smarter and less susceptible to serious diseases. Dr. Howard Sobel, team leader of the Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Unit of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that babies fed formula milk get sick […]

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