robo ethics book

Robo Ethics: Humans Machines and Health The workshop of the Pontifical Academy for Life in 2019 engaged with a theme more typical of science fiction than for bioethics. It was pointed out that the word robot comes from the Slavic languages with the connotation of doing repetitive and unintelligent work. Experts in robotics brought in…

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Shamrocks Nature Lucky Charm Plant Luck Klee

HLI Represents Life, Though WMF Ignored Referendum  Human Life International Ireland (HLI) was present at the 2018 Dublin World Meeting of Families (WMF), the first one organized by the new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life of the Roman Curia and the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. Pope Francis came to conclude the event with a…

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rights of parents

Technical and scientific discoveries and innovations are happening at a tremendous rate. Social attitudes and morality have also undergone huge shifts in just the past two generations. Try this mental exercise. Imagine virtually any community in the 1950s and then fast-forward to the present. Almost nothing will have remained untouched. The geography and enduring elements…

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This is the second of Dr. Joseph Meaney’s five-part series on conscience, the second installment in HLI’s Educational Series. We invite you to read our other series on contraception, or to listen to Dr. Meaney’s recent short talk on conscience with HLI staff and leadership. In this publication I will discuss the important question of…

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I flew home to be with my mother and sisters after a terrible phone call announced that my frail papa had suffered a fall with fractured ribs and a heart attack. The call came on Friday and I was in another world on Monday, leaving Europe behind to return to South Texas. I went from…

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Doorways to heaven or hell

To hear Dr. Meaney’s recent short talk on conscience with HLI staff and leadership, click here.   Conscience and Its Formation The judgment of conscience is both completely marvelous and incredibly serious. Our Lord inspired millions of martyrs whose consciences were formed in the Catholic Faith to tell their persecutors: You can kill me, but…

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We should all be concerned about the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals[i] (SDGs). What are they? A series of worldwide “development” goals and targets conceived and promoted by the UN for the period 2015-2030 as an expansion and follow-up to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2000-2015. Though they have not been completely finalized…

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