Opinion: The Catholic peace movement ain't what it used to be, but changes in the movement involve both a dying and a rising.
Peace & Justice
The Catholic Worker in Washington has maintained a weekly peace vigil at the Pentagon since 1987. This morning I was alone there and had an opportunity to be present to hundreds of civilian and military Pentagon workers, a number of whom acknowledged my "Good Morning" greeting.
The Friends of Franz Jägerstätter peace group have turned their focus to young Christians in spreading their message of nonviolence.
Sr. Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli face up to 30 years in prison for breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., in 2012.
Catholics' support is measured because they believe the U.N.'s current Millennium Development Goals were drawn up without the participation of groups working to solve poverty and hunger.
The international political system stood "one step from the abyss" over a potential U.S. attack in Syria, Enrico Letta said Sunday.
More than 190 religious leaders from North Carolina want a report on detention and torture tactics used by the CIA since 9/11 released.
Pope Francis met with the director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and issued a call for a "compact rejection of this type of armament."
"We have to make truth and nonviolence not matters for mere individual practice but for practice by groups and communities and nations," Gandhi once said. "That at any rate is my dream. I shall live and die in trying to realize it."
We say: Praise goes to Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama for seizing the opportunity that Russia's last-minute intervention in the Syria crisis allowed.