Mons. Paglia at the US Bishops' Workshop on Bioethics
Friday, February 6, the PAV President, Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia, officially opened the 26th Workshop of American bishops on bioethics, organized every two years at the NCBC of Philadelphia, and entitled this year Healing Persons in a Wounded Culture.
In his introductory speech,
Msgr. Paglia wanted first and foremost to position the theme of life and of the
related serious ethical questions at the
intersections of the current cultural landscape, marked at the same time by the
great resources and by a weakness of social ties that render man solitary and
attended to only by himself; in the second place the President analyzed the
challenging ethical connection of the relationship between human existence and
technology, illustrating the anthropological and social consequences; in
closing, he presented the service that the Academy can conduct in this context,
thanks to the renewal of the Statute desired by Pope Francis which associates
even institutionally the theme of life
to that of the family and of the male-female alliance.