Editorial: We hope that during his U.S. visit, Pope Francis looks policymakers in the eye and tells it like it is about the threat of nuclear weapons.
Peace & Justice
I am a member of the Loretto Committee for Peace. We meet regularly to plan what issues to focus on. We’ve selected nuclear weapons and guns.
The archbishop emphasized that the church and labor “share so much in common when it comes to standing with those left behind or left out."
Leaders of the European bishops' conferences expressed solidarity with people of the Middle East, especially those being forced from their homes, and called on European states to act generously, justly, and respectfully toward the influx of migrants and refugees now reaching their shores.
In a statement released Wednesday, the last day of their meeting in Jerusalem, the bishops said they met in the Holy Land to "renew their rootedness in Christ."
Repeated calls from Pope Francis for the world to empty its nuclear weapons arsenals are little known and often overlooked, but carry the moral weight of Catholic social teaching, a panel of experts concurred during a panel discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Peace Pulpit: Transform the world through love, through the way of mercy and forgiveness and reconciliation. Only those are the ways that bring peace.
Millions of Iraqis and Syrians are facing poverty and death, neighboring countries are bearing the burden of helping refugees, and arms dealers are getting richer, Pope Francis said. "No one can pretend not to know!"
The U.S. faces a national poverty crisis “straining millions of families and stalling our nation’s prosperity and growth."
If you have watched reruns of the TV series "M*A*S*H," you might remember the scenes where the medical staff performs triage each time a helicopter arrives with more wounded from the Korean War. After they do a quick visual evaluation, the staff assesses each patient's physical condition and assigns their treatment to the medical professional best suited to help them.
Faith and Justice: In chapter 5 of his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis discusses how we should respond to the environmental crisis.