Missouri groups are working to decrease prison sentences for nonviolent offenders who are good candidates for parole but are denied access to the parole process.
Peace & Justice
When asked to describe the mystery of Easter, author Carl Knudsen responded with the following story. Years ago, an old municipal lamplighter, engaged in putting out the street lamps one by one, was met by a reporter who asked him if he ever grew weary of his work. After all, it was a lonely job and the night was cold and damp.
"Never am I cheerless," said the old man, "for there is always a light ahead of me to lead me on."
Grace on the Margins: Fordham University gave John O. Brennan, now director of the CIA, an honorary degree in 2012. The decision quickly became a cause of concern.
Book review: The Good Samaritan reflects author Jeff Dietrich's untiring service of feeding and aiding the poor.
Faith and Justice: Syria has suffered like few countries in the world. The country and its people need our help and assistance.
At the Intersection: I don't believe love is wimpy, but I admit I had forgotten its radical transformative capabilities.
Vatican City, (Vatican Information Service) -- This morning, March 20, the Holy Father received in audience a delegation from the International Commission against the Death Penalty.
Pope Francis gave a letter Federico Mayor, president of the Commission, to greet and offer his personal thanks to all the members of the aforementioned International Commission, the group of countries that lend their support, and all those who collaborate in its work.
Here are a few highlights from the Pope’s message:
Global Sisters Report: To decrease tension in a Kenyan slum, Catholic sisters have trained women to act as local peacemakers and mediators.
A small c catholic: I wish I could report to you that Merton's piercing insights have become outdated and even irrelevant because we have rid the world of violence.
Book review: Jesus Was a Migrant reminds us that our basic Judeo-Christian beliefs are heavily based on the themes of exile and migration.