Making a Difference: Capital punishment is a cruel fate, as Jesus shows us. But killing does not bring peace. Forgiveness does.
Making a Difference
Imagine getting a call from Pope Francis asking for your advice concerning the most important issues facing the Catholic church and the world.
If he asked you what kind of pope the church and world need at this moment in history, what would you say to him?
Well, if our new Holy Father asked me that question, I would first suggest he deeply reflect on the challenge given to him by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals.
Making a Difference: Pope Benedict might have been a controversial figure, but hopefully everyone can agree that he made a valuable contribution to the church's social doctrine.
Making a Difference: If we honestly examine our consciences, many of us will come to the conclusion that we can do more to share with the less fortunate.
Making a Difference: The 40th March for Life was an inspiring show of pro-life demonstrations, but once-a-year events are not enough to fully protect the lives of the unborn.
Making a Difference: If Martin Luther King Jr. could speak to the president, he would push for compassion, peace and nonviolence.
Making a Difference: The pope laid out for us the foundation upon which the church's ministry for world peace must be built.
Making a Difference: For the first Christmas of World War I, soldiers laid down their weapons and spent day singing and exchanging food in an inspiring display of peace.
Making a Difference: As Catholics, we should oppose oppression of all workers, especially after a fire killed 112 Bangladeshi factor workers last month.
Making a Difference: The U.S. bishops engaged in intense debate at their November meeting, a sign that they struggle, like all believers, to gain a fuller understanding of God's will.