KANSAS CITY, MO – A Memorial Day peace walk here today paid special tribute to more than 150 workers who reportedly have died as a result of cancers and other diseases contracted while working at a now closed and contaminated local nuclear weapons plant.
UN nuclear weapons review conference ends without a consensus statement, but majority, in a insurgent revolt, sign petition call for a total nuclear weapons ban.
Our office is closed for Memorial Day, and so are the comments boards. We will reopen the boards on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!
Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., will attend the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero on Saturday in El Salvador. McGovern, who considered Romero a role model as an advocate for the poor, was invited by the Salvadoran government and the Jesuit-administered University of Central America José Simeón Cañas, according to a press release from his office.
This week on "Interfaith Voices," I had a personal interview with Kevin Eckstrom, who this week is leaving his post as editor-in-chief of Religion News Service. He has taken a position as chief communications officer at the Washington National Cathedral.
I found his personal story quite compelling.
NCR Today: Beatifications in Kenya and Salvador; Vatican rebuts pro-life concerns; Ireland marriage referendum looms.
San Francisco Catholic School Teacher handbooks: Does new draft signal change in substance or just change in tone?
SPOILER ALERT: This blog post discusses the final episode of “Mad Men.” If you haven’t watched it yet and don’t want any plot spoilers, do not read!
Let’s be honest: I started watching “Mad Men” for the vintage clothes. And the mid-century sets. And the retro barware. But throughout these seven years, I got hooked on the characters: Peggy, Joan, Roger, Pete, Betty, Sally--and, yes, even Don.
As the Vatican gets set to roll out its highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, it is wise to recall the greatest signal threat to the global environment is the explosion of a nuclear weapon. Even one such explosion would significantly alter the world's environment, as the radiation cloud would drift around the planet.