Making a Difference: Every October, the Catholic church issues this clarion call. But what exactly does it mean to respect life?
Making a Difference
Making a Difference: The use of chemical weapons is horrendous. But what about the widely reported 100,000 Syrian deaths overwhelmingly caused by conventional weapons?
Making a Difference: The 35-year sentence handed down to U.S. Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is more severe than the sentences convicted murderers and rapists receive.
Making a Difference: New peace talks engineered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offer an unusual spark of hope on the issue of peace in Israel and Palestine.
Making a Difference: The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 68 years ago were indiscriminate acts of destruction and death and merit unequivocal and unhesitating condemnation.
Making a Difference: Of all the serious human-caused threats to the natural world, none is more serious or more urgent than climate change, especially global warming.
Making a Difference: More than a dozen Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph cared for the medical and spiritual needs of the soldiers fighting in the Civil War.
Making a Difference: The Fourth of July is a time to take pride in our nation's accomplishments. But this patriotism also requires an acknowledgement of flaws and how to mend them.
Making a Difference: The current immigration system is a mess, but there is hope that one bill could soon clean it up.
Making a Difference: Thirty years ago, the U.S. bishops wrote "The Challenge of Peace" amidst military build-up in the country. Today, the message has gone quiet.