Sunday 4 March 2012
In recent weeks we have witnessed a debate in the media over who has the right to call herself a feminist.
Sunday 5 February 2012
The Australian Association of Catholic Bioethicists recently held the 2012 Annual Bioethics Colloquium in Melbourne. Here, Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini outlines the theme, 'Agent Neutrality and Moral Cooperation'.
Friday 25 November 2011
To love...to the end: who will make your choices?
By Associate Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini Do you know who will make medical decisions for you if you are not able to? Have you discussed with that person, or your next of kin, what you want? Do they agree? Should you appoint someone else?
Christ makes our love beautiful
In early November, Australian Modotti Press and the BookMarks series of the Caroline Chisholm Library launched an English translation of Mgr Livio Melina’s book, Learning to Love in the School of John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Mgr Melina is a major figure in the ‘nuptial mystery’ school of theology and is president of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family (Rome).
Friday 11 November 2011
By E. Christian Brugger
The journal Nature has announced that scientists have for the first time successfully derived ‘patient specific’ stem cells from a cloned human embryo. The last time such a claim was made was by the now discredited Korean researcher Hwang Woo Suk, who alleged in a 2005 paper in the journal Science that his team had procured stem cells from cloned human embryos. Subsequent investigations found that Hwang had fabricated the data.
Friday 14 October 2011
By Rebecca Ryskind Teti We often hear stories of nice girls corrupted by Hollywood, but rarely of reversions to being nice girls. Here’s one such story, brought to mind by a recent re-viewing of The Fountainhead.
Thursday 15 September 2011 Australia is currently undertaking a scheduled review of its cloning and embryo research laws.
Friday 27 May 2011
Friday 13 May 2011
Friday 29 April 2011
Kairos: Volume 22, Issue 2
The seventh annual Bioethics Colloquium of the Australian Association of Catholic Bioethicists was held in Melbourne from 23 to 26 January. It was sponsored by the John Paul II Institute of Marriage and Family, the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of the Order of Malta, Australian Catholic University, and Catholic Communications Melbourne.
Kairos: Volume 22, Issue 1
Kairos: Volume 21, Issue 23
Kairos: Volume 21, Issue 22
Kairos: Volume 21, Issue 21
Wednesday 10 November
In an unprecedented move, Pope Benedict XVI has called for a worldwide “Vigil for All Human Life” in the lead up to Advent. He has urged all Catholics to join with him in praying for the “Lord’s protection over every human being called into existence,” in light of the beginning of Advent and the proximity of the Lord’s nativity. The Archdiocese of Melbourne is holding a special prayer “Vigil for All Nascent Human Life” on Saturday 13 November 2010. There will be a Holy Hour at 5pm, followed by Mass celebrated by His Grace, Archbishop Denis Hart at 6pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral East Melbourne.
Kairos: Volume 21, Issue 19
By Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk
Thursday 7 October 2010
To the people of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
There is a renewed push in Victoria and many other parts of Australia for euthanasia and assisted suicide to be legalised. Misplaced compassion leads some to call for euthanasia. While it is never easy facing the end of life of a loved one, we cannot support the legalisation of euthanasia however it is described.