- Aug 5, 2020
Arthur Caplan, the founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University, answered ethical questions about new technology in the field of genetics that might allow disease to be engineered out of embryos.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin said that looking at the current conflicts around the world, from Venezuela to Syria, the greatest challenge is not to come up with concrete solutions, but overcoming the lack of “political will,” with those responsible each being unwilling to sacrifice something in the “formula of compromise.”
Personal parishes sort and separate like-minded Catholics. There are now (by formal decree) personal parishes whose primary focus is social justice, the Traditional Latin Mass, charismatic Catholicism, Anglican Use, tourism, college ministry, and more.
The greatest worry for Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not that it will become sentient and then try to kill us, or raise questions of computers achieving personhood and challenging human uniqueness; but rather whether this very powerful technology will be used – by humans – for good or for evil.
In an interview with Crux, Father Philip Bochanski, executive director of Courage International, lays out the goals and beliefs of the groups Courage and EnCourage. He also discusses how he and the chaplains of Courage go about talking to its members and newcomers alike about some very difficult and counter-cultural issues.
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, a leading anti-abuse expert and a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, called a report documenting hundreds of cases of physical and sexual abuse at a German boys’ choir “shocking,” and warned that as the taboo lifts in other parts of the world, similar accounts are likely to keep emerging.