Two exhibits that lasted for mere hours appeared at the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C., on Jan. 11. Titled, “Make Guantanamo History,” they consisted of 150 activists, some singing, others lecturing, many simply witnessing, as well as a small number silently standing in orange jumpsuits and black hoods.
Peace & Justice
COMMAND AND CONTROL: NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THE DAMASCUS ACCIDENT, AND THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY
By Eric Schlosser
Published by The Penguin Press, $36
Back in the Reagan era, many of us read author Jonathan Schell's The Fate of the Earth with hushed awe -- though critics found the 1982 book's warnings about nuclear war overwrought, even silly.
Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services visited the naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of a five-day pastoral visit.
Broglio celebrated Masses Sunday at the base and also administered the sacrament of confirmation to two adults and two teenagers.
It was the archbishop's third visit to Guantanamo since he became the military archbishop in 2008.
The Tamms Year Ten campaign, which lobbies for reform for solitary confinement, decided to do what they could for those locked away alone.
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty, Catholic and political leaders have stated their intent to lessen poverty in the U.S.
Fr. John Dear will leave the Jesuits after 32 years in the order, which says he was "obstinately disobedient" to its directives.
CAMERADO, I GIVE YOU MY HAND: HOW A POWERFUL LAWYER-TURNED-PRIEST IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF MEN BEHIND BARS
By Maura Poston Zagrans
Published by Image Books, $22
A hopeful, yet sadly still unfulfilled dream, is reflected in the title of Pope Francis’ Jan. 1, 2014 World Day of Peace message, “Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace.”
Several key political experts are invited to the Vatican for a one-day meeting Jan. 13 aimed at promoting a cease-fire in Syria, ahead of peace talks slated for Jan. 22.
Eight nuclear protestors in Kansas City were handed out an unusual sentence by Judge Ardie Bland for their crime of trespassing.