May 5, 2009

SEEING THROUGH THE DISGUISE:

Mary Ann Glendon's Address to Benedict XVI: "Our Central Focus Has Always Been on the Dignity of the Human Person" (Zenit.org, 5/04/09)

Here is the text of the address given today by Mary Ann Glendon, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, to Benedict XVI upon being received by the Pontiff during the plenary session of the academy. The members of the academy are gathered in the Vatican through Tuesday, focusing on Catholic social doctrine and human rights. [...]

We have also been mindful of the fact that in today's world, ironically, many threats to the dignity of the person have appeared in the guise of human rights. As you pointed out in your memorable speech to the United Nations last year, there are mounting pressures to "move away from the protection of human dignity towards the satisfaction of simple interests, often particular interests."


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Posted by Orrin Judd at May 5, 2009 12:09 PM
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