Pope Francis met Monday with Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi for what the Vatican called a "rather significant encounter" between the two.
Peace & Justice
Commentary: The decision by Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar of El Salvador to close its human rights office, Tutela Legal, is sudden and poorly explained.
Column: When Paul Chappell told his Korean mother he was leaving the Army after seven years and reaching the rank of captain, she vented.
Three men who were sentenced to death only to be exonerated years later have a message for America: Abolish the death penalty because the judicial system doesn't work.
Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, the apostolic nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, has called for general and complete disarmament, according to a Vatican Radio report.
Chullikatt told the First Committee of the 68th session of the General Assembly that this moment in history offers the opportunity for the world to get rid of chemical and nuclear weapons.
Below is the full text of Chullikatt's speech.
Catholic health care systems must adapt to the new health care law while maintaining mission to serve poor and vulnerable, Sr. Carol Keehan told a Kansas City, Mo., audience.
A key mission of Catholics should be to reduce anger among people, says a retired Indian archbishop noted for his peacemaking efforts.
Could the death penalty be dying? Have we had enough of the five methods of state-sanctioned killing: hanging, shooting, gassing, drugging and electrocuting? Are we finally agreeing with Harry Blackmun, who, before retiring from the Supreme Court in 1994, said that the death penalty should be unconstitutional in all cases?
Inspired by a priest of the Omaha archdiocese, the store invites people in the community of 570 to share gently used goods.
I read with interest both Patrick O'Neill's and Tom Cordaro's analyses of the decline and perhaps the rise of the Catholic peace movement. They are both right that bishops and people of color are absent. But the basic question implies that if we all get out in the streets one more time, we'll stop the military-industrial complex.