Albert Cortina is a lawyer and urban planner. He promotes advanced humanism for a society in which emerging biotechnologies are at the service of humanity. Although he dedicated 25 years of his life to territorial planning and wilderness preservation, he currently directs his attention to the preservation of the human condition in the face of transhumanism.
Cortina is author of the book Advanced Humanism for a Biotechnological Society (pub. Teconté). Together with neuroscientist Miguel Angel Serra, he also wrote a trilogy on the same subject: Human or Posthuman? Technological Uniqueness and Human Improvement (pub. Fragmenta); Humanity ∞ . Ethical Challenges of Emerging and Unique Technologies (pub. Eiunsa); Ethics of Emerging Technologies in People with Functional Diversity (pub.Eiunsa).
By Sr. Estela Morales, S.H.M.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae. Today, discordant voices seem to rise up once again against this prophetic document, whose author refused to give in to the demands of the sexual revolution and the contraception market originated in the United States.
By Sr. Conchi García del Pino, S.H.M.
On Good Friday, March 30, 2018, my mother passed away and on Holy Saturday, we buried her. They were days of painful and yet very intense graces. We experienced the closeness of the Lord and Our Lady, as well as of my mother. I truly feel that she is alive and very close to Them. I think my siblings and father experienced the same thing. At given moments, it seemed like we were at a festive celebration rather than a funeral and burial. We said good-bye to my mother between hymns to the Lord and Our Lady about Heaven. It was beautiful!
By Sr. Miriam Loveliand, SHM
Man is a unique being in the universe. In the Creed, we profess that God is Creator of everything “visible and invisible.” In a way, man appears as a synthesis of these two dimensions: he is composed of a spiritual soul and a material body.
By Sr. Paqui Morales, SHM
When I went to Ecuador as a missionary, a priest with great zeal for souls said to me (somewhat seriously and somewhat jokingly), “Why Ecuador? That mission is for the weak. If you want an authentic mission, it’s better to stay in Spain. It’s easier over there: you speak and they listen to you. The people are searching for God; the apostolate is easier. True mission is here, where you have to surrender yourself until at least a few learn to love God.”
I reflected on whether he was right or to what extent when another conversation came to mind, a conversation I had with another a great missionary priest who is literally giving up his life for souls.
Learn how HM Television became involved in spreading the truth about the persecuted Church. Through the Wake Up Project and other initiatives, HM Television gives a voice to souls who fight every day for their faith and help other people to live their faith with greater conviction and courage.
By Sr. Elvira Garro, SHM
“Do not fear death of the body nor the torments, little brother. Calmly receive the strike of the sword. The God who has seen fit to call us to such a great grace will give us the necessary strength to endure the sufferings that await us.”
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