ZX/ZY-Solutions: Social Justice & Human Rights Project, The Apocalypse and Catyclysm

The Apocalypse and Catyclysm

Pope: Internet is a ‘gift from God’ for dialogue http://news.msn.com/world/pope-internet-is-a-gift-from-god-for-dialogue

Pope Francis - Internet, Gift from God...

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In comments that will likely rile the more conservative wing of the church, Francis suggested that in engaging in that dialogue, Catholics shouldn’t be arrogant in insisting that they alone possess the truth.

“To (have a) dialogue means to believe that the ‘other’ has something worthwhile to say, and to entertain his or her point of view and perspective,” Francis wrote. “Engaging in dialogue does not mean renouncing our own ideas and traditions, but the pretense that they alone are valid and absolute.”

According to church teaching distilled by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Catholic Church holds the “fullness of the means of salvation” — a message that has long been taken to mean that only Catholics can find salvation. Church teaching also holds that those who don’t know about Jesus but seek God can also attain eternal salvation.

Pope Benedict XVI was a strong proponent of engaging in interreligious dialogue, but Francis has offered a softer approach in his sermons and gestures. In one famous off-the-cuff homily, he suggested that even atheists can find salvation. He also riled some conservatives when he washed the feet of two Muslims during the Holy Thursday re-enactment of Christ washing the feet of his apostles.

 

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2 Responses to ZX/ZY-Solutions: Social Justice & Human Rights Project, The Apocalypse and Catyclysm

  1. aheecosh says:

    Vatican blasts leaks on corruption, mismanagement
    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120520/NEWS02/705209914
    Pope Benedict XVI has already appointed a commission of cardinals to investigate the “Vatileaks” scandal, which erupted earlier this year with the publication of leaked memos alleging corruption and mismanagement in Holy See affairs and internal squabbles over its efforts to comply with international anti-money laundering norms.
    The publication Saturday of “His Holiness,” by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, added fuel to the fire, reproducing confidential letters and memos to and from Benedict and his personal secretary which, according to the Vatican, violated the pope’s right to privacy.

    Corruption plants anxiety in China
    http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/david-ignatius/corruption-plants-anxiety-in-china/article_b29507ea-a2a9-11e1-9554-001a4bcf887a.html
    Across China, there is said to be uncertainty as officials try to understand what’s happening and protect themselves. It’s a nerve-wracking moment for a country where, as one longtime China investor privately observes, “the whole point of political office is to steal as much money as possible as fast as possible.”

    Four Mexican officers detained in alleged corruption probe
    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/19/world/americas/mexico-corruption-allegations/
    The accusations of corruption at the highest levels of the army threaten to erode support from its anti-drug mission, which polls show most Mexicans back. But critics of President Felipe Calderon’s militarized campaign against the cartels have argued that the operation precisely makes the military vulnerable to such graft.
    All three major political parties in Mexico have asked for a full investigation into reports that the officers were being bribed to protect the now defunct Beltran Leyva cartel.
    49 headless bodies — just another crime in Mexico drug war?

    Corruption is Afghanistan’s biggest problem as foreign forces prepare to leave
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57437484/corruption-is-afghanistans-biggest-problem-as-foreign-forces-prepare-to-leave/
    From a traffic cop caught on surveillance video taking a bribe to government cronies accused of looting nearly a billion dollars from the country’s biggest bank — corruption is rife in Afghanistan.
    It even has its own language. Traffic cops prod drivers for bribes by asking, “Is there a scorpion in your pocket?”

    Figure skating: more corrupt than ever? And other suprising insights from the social sciences
    http://bostonglobe.com/ideas/2012/05/19/figure-skating-more-corrupt-than-ever/gbbCD4E6p0Uw5fYVrh3jZJ/story.html
    In the Olympics, many events depend on subjective scoring from a panel of judges. But confidence in these scoring systems has been undermined by scandals, perhaps most infamously a 2002 pairs skating case in which a French judge “was reportedly pressured by some combination of her national federation and the Russian mafia to vote for a Russian pair in exchange for a Russian vote for a French couple in ice dancing.” In response, the International Skating Union, the ISU, anonymized judges’ scores—on the theory that vote trading would then be harder to carry off—and developed an elaborate score-tabulation system. A new study from a professor of economics at Dartmouth, however, suggests this has all been for naught or, even worse, for show. He finds that, if anything, a competitor with a compatriot on the judging panel can now expect even more nationalistic bias and vote trading. And he thinks the ISU may be part of the problem: “Some of the actions of the ISU after the 2002 judging scandal can only be rationalized as attempts to reduce the perception of corruption by limiting outside monitoring.”

    Jurors in John Edwards’ campaign corruption trial take weekend break, resume Monday
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/jurors-in-john-edwards-campaign-corruption-trial-take-weekend-break-resume-monday/2012/05/19/gIQAadiNaU_story.html
    Edwards is charged with six criminal counts including conspiracy to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act, accepting contributions that exceeded campaign finance limits, and causing his campaign to file a false financial disclosure report. The 58-year-old faces up to 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines if convicted of all charges.

    Lalu calls for overthrowing ‘corrupt’ NDA govt
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/bihar/lalu-calls-for-overthrowing-corrupt-nda-govt_776576.html
    “The state was reeling under corruption and misrule of the NDA government and the people were fed up with their present political masters and desperately wanted a change of guard,” he said while addressing a public meeting at the Qila ground in Jagdishpur town in Bihar’s Bhojpur district.
    “The law and order situation has deteriorated alarmingly as reflected in surging figures of crime,” Prasad alleged, adding that there was “rampant corruption” in implementation of various development projects and welfare schemes.
    Prasad alleged that bureaucrats and police officers were making the calls in day-to-day governance as the political leadership did have not time for governance as they were busy with “looting the public wealth.”

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