National Catholic Reporter joins Catholic United in calling for President Obama to convene a national discussion on preventing gun violence.
Peace & Justice
Pax Christi USA issued a statement today mourning the loss of Bishop Walter Sullivan who served as bishop-president of Pax Christi USA from 1991 through 2003.
He passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at age 84.
The statement reads:
An outspoken Mexican priest won the country's top human rights prize for his work protecting undocumented Central American migrants transiting Mexico.
Making a Difference: As Catholics, we should oppose oppression of all workers, especially after a fire killed 112 Bangladeshi factor workers last month.
Early this year Melinda Henneberger, a political writer for the Washington Post and lead writer on the Post’s She the People blog, approached NCR with a story.
Two years before, in 2010, Lizzy Seeberg, a 19-year-old freshman at Saint Mary’s College, situated across the street from the University of Notre Dame, committed suicide after accusing a Notre Dame football player of sexually assaulting her. Seeberg reported the incident to campus police, but they did not interview the student athlete in question for another 15 days — five days after her death.
RNS: Archbishop Tutu urges Uganda to scrap a controversial draft law that would send gays and lesbians to jail
On the Road to Peace: Before leaving for Afghanistan, Jesuit Fr. John Dear asked several Afghani teenagers how the war has impacted them and their lives.
NCR Today: Fifteen US religious leaders, including some Catholics, have asked Congress to make military aid to Israel contingent upon its government's compliance with US policies.
The report did not indicate if it was a U.S. or Vietnamese mortar that exploded, killing four young children and injuring five other people. It doesn't really matter. What matters is that we someday wake up to the reality the costs of war linger for decades after most have forgotten the conflicts. For too many those costs are personal and lasting.
In late October, Slate published an online map of all the reported U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.