We are living in a world characterized by an intense interrelation –globalised, as it is said- shared by people from heterogeneous origin, different languages, diverse religions, and also with political projects quite opposite, with a belief system in every group concerning with a particular worldview. Read the rest of this entry »
An ancient author claims that the possibility of a lie be believed is based on that truth is always told since a statement in the mouth of a liar will never be believed. Read the rest of this entry »
The Medical College Association and the Spanish Society of Palliative Citizens have published a guide on palliative sedation. Its aim is to define terminology on the subject matter and offer guidelines that can serve as a framework of good practicesfor the correct implementation of palliative sedation. This clarification is timely in a field that has spurred controversies and judicial sentences about what is meant by “good practice” in the final stage of a human being’s life. Read the rest of this entry »
April 19 marks the fifth anniversary that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI. That was the day that the Holy Spirit, through the choice of the College of Cardinals, elected a successor to John Paul II. For the last 5 years his white hair and his smiling and lovely face fill the screens and the media worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »
The current ideology of radical feminism upholds that women have to free themselves from their biologic conditioning and their evident sexual differences as females and not males. They think everyone could be freely configured according to their wishes and choose to be a man or a woman paying no attention to their original physiologic nature. The equal dignity between sexes is denied, as well as their physical, psychological and ontological complementarity.
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Murderers and Rapists of Children Should be Condemned to Life Imprisonment and Not Subjected to Revision18 January, 2017
The sentences for capital crimes are becoming more severe, among which what happened with the case of the children Ruth and José Bretón who were burned to death in their father’s own farm. Read the rest of this entry »
José Carreras, tenor singer, was present at the regatta for solidarity held in Palma de Mallorca organized by boatyard Bavaria Yatchs and the headquarters of the José Carreras Foundation in Germany. It was one week of open sail during which sixty sailors declared their support to fund for the José Carreras Foundation.
Other celebrities, such as La Mari de Chambao, Silvia Abascal, Antonio Orozco and other artists have created a foundation called “Voices”. With the donations, they personally visit the most disadvantaged areas of the poorest countries and teach courses. Ana Torroja’s solo recorded some songs from her latest album with the students of the School of Interpretation, which was created by the foundation.
Through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, actress Angelina Jolie made a donation to the victims of recent conflicted areas, and is in turn fulfilling her commitment as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR).
Furthermore, French soccer player Zinedine Zidane asserted that she will destine the received funds from the Qatar World Cup to her foundation. The popular supermodel Naomi Campbell supports a charity runway show called “Fashion for Relief”. The fundraised funds will be destined to Japan’s earthquake victims.
The Spanish Association against Cancer launched the “a lot to live for” fundraiser. Many familiar faces were seen in this show of solidarity: Laura Valenzuela, Alejandra Jimenez and Veronica Mengod. There are also common events organized by the Association.
The Lebanese soloist Nayla Tahan along with the Fenissia Cultural Association held a recital to protest against landmines. The funds raised will be destined to the victims. Moreover, the Canadian ex-Hockey player Eric Lindros is part of the The Giving Back Fund list of celebrities that act for solidarity.
The musician “Herb” Alpert donated US$ 13 million to help eradicate illiteracy, followed by singer Barbra Streisand, who donated US$ 11 million to combat AIDS. Paul Newman gave US$ 10 million to Kenyon College, while his colleague Mel Gibson gave US$ 9.9 million to the Church of the Holy Family in Malibu, California.
On the other hand, Julia Roberts designed a dress for an international couturier, whose raised funds shall be destined to the Products RED institution organized by Bono from U2, which aims to combat AIDS in Africa.
Among the athletes that act for solidarity the golf player, Tigre Woods, excels by sponsoring golf youth teams. Swiss tennis player, Roger Federer, supports the most fragile and undernourished children in South Africa.
In order to have solidarity, one must have determination: self-interests must yield to the demands of the common good. That is, the good of and for all, in order to be in solidarity with all humanity and especially the most needy. (Translated by Gianna A. Sanchez-Moretti).
Clemente Ferrer Roselló