"The church teaches that unjustified killing is wrong in all circumstances. That includes the death penalty," said Archbishop Timothy Broglio.
Peace & Justice
The U.S. bishop elected by the nation’s Catholic prelates to represent the church on international issues of justice said Friday that “negotiation is the resolution” to the conflict in Syria, not U.S. military intervention.
Des Moines, Iowa, Bishop Richard Pates, who heads the U.S. bishops’ office of international justice and peace, made his remarks in an NCR phone interview, hours after publishing of a letter from him to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the matter stated dialogue was the “only option.”
A key U.S. bishop is calling on the United States to aim for a cease-fire in Syria, echoing sentiments expressed by Pope Francis.
Eco Catholic: Turkson, archbishop emeritus of Cape Coast, Ghana, has called economic dependence on multinational companies "a new form of slavery."
The international group that styles itself as the global Catholic peace movement called Thursday for dialogue, not military intervention, on the situation in Syria, saying it "pleads with the nations of the world to recognize the responsibility and authority" of the United Nations in the matter.
We say: In the current circumstances, the possibilities are simply nightmarish of lethal, unwanted and ongoing unintended consequences of war with Syria.
Opinion: The Obama administration wants to extradite one man despite its refusal to extradite far worse criminals to other countries.
Column: The civil disobedience of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden show them to be men of conscience and courage.
The setting was the same, but in many respects, the 50th anniversary observance of the 1963 March on Washington showed the nation's progress.
"We have been too silent and too complacent" regarding the issues of racism, the executive director of Pax Christi USA said.