Contributi di Vincenzo Pacillo
Lavoro, retribuzione e diritti nell'opera di Charles Péguy: suggestioni e riflessioni per il canonista
SOMMARIO: 1. Mistica dell’uguaglianza e mistica del lavoro - 2. La città armoniosa - 3. Il denaro - 4. Anticapitalismo mistico e tradimento della fraternità.
Labor, remuneration and rights in the writings of Charles Péguy: suggestions and reflections for the canonist
ABSTRACT: Both in "Marcel: premier dialogue de la cité harmonieuse" and in "L'argent", Charles Péguy creates an aesthetic of work that emphasizes the fundamental relationship between the creative activity of man, spirituality and fraternity. Manual labor is at the same time an instrument of creation of the social bond and the fulcrum of the connection between the temporal element and the spiritual one. At the same time, Péguy appears very critical of the commodification of labor in capitalist society, where money is not a mere tool for exchange but an economic goal in itself. The dignity of work and respect for the principle of fraternity are today in question following the recent reforms of the Italian labor legislation; reforms that seem far removed from the perspective outlined in the writings of Charles Péguy.
Free to become martyrs? The right to refuse medical treatment on religious grounds in a comparative perspective
SUMMARY: 1. Aim of the study - 2. Defining medical treatment- 3. Treatment, consent and “religious grounds” - 4. The right to express one’s religion and medical consent - 5. The legitimate limitations on the right to refuse a treatment on religious grounds - 6. Capacity to refuse a treatment - 7. The genuineness of consent - 8. Refusal and children’s best interest – 9. Conclusive remarks.
ABSTRACT: This study focuses on the right of patients to refuse medical treatments on religious grounds and on the (supposed) right to the parents to refuse medical treatments on behalf of their children, emphasizing the links and connections between the freedom of religion, the right to self - determination and the right to refuse medical treatment based on religious motivations. After a comparison between the norms devoted to rule the exercise of these rights in the English (and Welsh) and Italian legal systems, the article suggests that the approach of medical staff towards a Refusal of Medical Treatment on Religious Grounds ought to start an intercultural process. This process ought to be a cross - cultural dialogue devoted not only to translate medical language in a language which can be fully
understood by the patient, but also to create a reciprocal comprehension between the (mainstream) ethnocultural communication codes and instances of the staff and the (nondominant) ethnocultural (and religious) communication codes and instances of the patient (or of his/her parents).
Dai principi alle regole? Brevi note critiche al testo unificato delle proposte di legge in materia di libertà religiosa
SOMMARIO: 1. Il testo unificato delle proposte di legge C. 36 e C. 134 di fronte al principio di laicità – 2. La questione della libertà di propaganda - 3. Libertà religiosa e mutilazioni rituali - 4. Brevi note in tema di tutela della libertà religiosa dei lavoratori, di otto per mille e di crocifissi nelle aule - 5. Considerazioni conclusive - Nota bibliografica.