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May 2017

Acknowledgment The Letter published below was originally written for Letters of the Law, a website that publishes letters written by law graduates to their younger selves. Letters of the Law is a student-led initiative that aims to promote positivity in the legal community and its website can be found at https://www.lettersofthelaw.org.  The following Letter written by Timothy Soo has been reproduced in full with permission and can be also found at https://www.lettersofthelaw.org/read-all/timothy-soo-seminarian.     Apr 10 Timothy Soo, seminarian Letters Timothy graduated from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law in 2014.......

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21
Apr 2016

The grammar of existence is bound up in the Law and it is and always has been for us to read reality rightly, to hear rightly, to speak rightly, and with human reason to discover the law by which we are to live if we are to live out our intended purpose. There is no conversation more necessary in the present age than the dialogue on the meaning of law. It is in man’s nature to bind himself to principles in the form of rules that guide human action. These rules are......

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21
Apr 2016

1. I cordially thank Monsignor Funghini, the Dean, who, while expressing your sentiments of respect and concern, explained your daily labour with comments and statistics that stress the serious and complex matters on which you must render a decision. The solemn inauguration of the new judicial year gives me the welcome chance for a cordial meeting with all those who carry out the mission of justice in the Tribunal of the Roman Rota — Prelate Auditors, Promoters of Justice, Defenders of the Bond, Officials and Advocates — to show them my appreciation,......

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21
Apr 2016

DOCTRINAL NOTE on some questions regarding The Participation of Catholics in Political Life The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, having received the opinion of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, has decided that it would be appropriate to publish the present Doctrinal Note on some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in political life. This Note is directed to the Bishops of the Catholic Church and, in a particular way, to Catholic politicians and all lay members of the faithful called to participate in the political life of democratic societies. 1.......

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21
Apr 2016

“Human Sexuality … Is Not an ‘Identity'” GENEVA, MARCH 24, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is the address Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, permanent representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, delivered Tuesday at the 16th Session of the Human Rights Council on “sexual orientation.” * * * Mr. President, The Holy See takes this opportunity to affirm the inherent dignity and worth of all human beings, and to condemn all violence that is targeted against people because of their sexual feelings and thoughts, or sexual behaviors. We......

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21
Apr 2016

The Holy See appreciates the attempts made in the statement on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity –presented at the UN General Assembly on 18 December 2008- to condemn all forms of violence against homosexual persons as well as urge States to take necessary measures to put an end to all criminal penalties against them. At the same time, the Holy See notes that the wording of this statement goes well beyond the abovementioned and shared intent. In particular, the categories ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’, used in the text, find......

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21
Apr 2016

“Strive to be Instruments of a New Evangelization” WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 2, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is the text of the Most Reverend Timothy Broglio, Archbishop of the Military Services, U.S.A delivered at the 60th Annual Red Mass in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. * * * The author A.J. Cronin told the story of a district nurse he knew during the time he practiced medicine. She covered a ten-mile district by herself, was extremely capable and generous with her time. She was patient and cheerful. Her salary was insignificant and late one night after a particularly......

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21
Apr 2016

“There can be no question that the laws which govern a nation must be founded upon right reason NAIROBI, Kenya, SEPT. 12, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is the text of an address Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, gave Aug. 27 at Strathmore University in Nairobi. His talk was titled “Law at the Service of Justice and Truth.” * * * Introduction It is a pleasure for me to speak to the Law School of Strathmore University. I express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Luis Franceschi, Dean of the Law School,......

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