Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
In an impassioned YouTube video shot eight days before he died of a brain tumour, Dr. Donald Low, the microbiologist who helped guide Toronto through the 2003 SARS crisis, makes a plea for Canada to change the law to allow assisted suicide.
Rome, Italy, May 4, 2013 / 11:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After praying the Rosary this evening, Pope Francis reflected on how Mary “gives us health” by helping Christians mature in their faith and not remain “teenagers for life.” “Dear brothers and...
Mark Gleeson once again provides insight into an infographic. This one on fixed vs growth mindset. In this post he states "Originating from Stanford University psychologist/researcher Carol Dweck, its premise (from my initial reflection) is that as learners, we can either improve our intelligence through hard work or that we are born with a skill set and intelligence level that we are stuck with."
When competitive runner Heath White and his wife received the news that their daughter would be born with Down Syndrome, Heath wanted an abortion. But after baby Paisley was born in 2007, he knew he'd never be the same again.
Trevor Small's insight:
As a Catholic, I am pro life and this video is a testament to the fact that all life is sacred. Abortion is an act of ending life, and as such is not a viable option in my opinion and in the opinion of the church because it goes against the fifth commandment. Most importantly, I think this video reinforces the idea that all life has a purpose and value, even if we can’t always see it immediately. This to me relates to our discussion about inclusion, and how we need to embrace people who may normally be neglected in society. White didn’t think there was a purpose for having a child with Down syndrome. However,Paisleyhad a powerful impact on his. When he first found out about her condition, he was selfish, judgmental, and intolerant. By accepting and celebrating his daughter’s syndrome and embracing her as his child, White has become a stronger person. He no longer fears what others will think of him, but instead promotes awareness by running “for” Down Syndrome, instead of running “from” it.
Paisley might not be what White thought of as "perfect". However, her birth taught him that all children are a blessing; that all children are sacred; that all children can have an impact. White was an extremely successful person who had selfishly viewed his daughter’s syndrome as a weakness. I think that most of us are always trying to control the world around us. We try to shape what people think and say about us, try to make choices that will benefit us, or those around us, and actively create our idea of a “perfect” life. However, I think White’s story shows us that we can’t change that can have the biggest impact on us. Instead of fighting that change, sometimes we need to accept it and embrace it, and learn what we can from a situation. I think it amazing that White hopes that his story will help others considering abortion to see that all life has value, and that to have abortedPaisleywould have been a life altering mistake. I also love that White hopes his experience will help inform others that although Down Syndrome is a serious condition, it is not to be feared or ashamed of.
For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a message of environmental respect and responsibility (for 17 of those years without speaking).
Washington Post (blog) Pope seeks to shift Catholic Church's priority from dogma to mercy Los Angeles Times ROME — In an extraordinary, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis expressed frustration that the Roman Catholic Church is "obsessed" with...
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