Members of the national Catholic peace movement gathered in Atlanta in spite of dwindling membership and low cash flow.
Peace & Justice
In 2008, the community dedicated to ending hunger globally was rocked when the prestigious medical journal The Lancet published its first series on maternal and childhood nutrition, showing that more than a third of child deaths and 11 percent of the rate of disease worldwide was the result of mothers and children being malnourished.
"It gave the community its marching orders," said Yesenia Garcia of 1,000 Days.
From the information gathered by the journal emerged an image of the vital importance and lasting impact good nutrition has on a child's earliest development.
A new report highlights ongoing threats to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development from conservatives who object to giving money to organizations not in full compliance with church teaching.
Consider these pearls from Pope Francis today. They came in the form of answers to questions posed by students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania accompanied by their teachers and family members.
As a Vatican press release today reports, Francis said:
When Patriot Coal filed for bankruptcy in July, it cited obligations to union members among its hurdles, obligations the miners depend on daily.
Jesuit Fr. Steve Kelly, a noted peace activist who has spent over a decade in jail for nonviolent protest actions, has been returned to prison for probation violations.
On the Road to Peace: Fifty years later, civil rights protests in Birmingham, Ala. still inspire.
Opinion: A friend once said we should write our own history. If we don't, somebody else will get it wrong. He was right.
Guatemala City -- Former Guatemala President Gen. Efrain Rios Montt found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Despite testimony that referred to the group's actions as vandalism, the jury found the three guilty of intentionally and willfully harming "the national defense of the United States."