We say: As a nation, we've reached the point where the barbarity of the death penalty can no longer be denied.
Peace & Justice
At 77 years old, Fr. David Link has recently made a second (or maybe fifth) career in ministry at six Indiana state prisons.
Peace activists on the East and West coasts were on trial this week for their opposition to the U.S. drone program, reports blogger David Swanson over at warisacrime.org.
Bills in each chamber of Congress would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Opinion polls show both Democrats and Republicans are OK with the raise.
Pope Francis is considering a visit to South Korea this summer, and the activists of Korea’s Jeju Island are appealing for a solidarity appearance.
With news of Francis’ possible trip to South Korea, the activist website, Save Jeju Now, is urging people to send letters to the pope, asking him not only to visit Jeju Island, but also to preside over their daily Mass at the construction site of a future naval base. A sample letter to Francis states,
Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis' first message for Lent focused on the theme of Christ's poverty: "He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich."
“The poor are not on the margins of the church; the poor are in the center of the church,” the general secretary of Caritas Internationalist told 500 activists.
Making a Difference: Among the many ways the Catholic church strives to be vigilant for the common good is its call for a living wage.
A lot of "positive feedback" has been reported from hotels expecting an influx of visitors for Sunday's Super Bowl with regard to efforts to curb human trafficking -- primarily sex trafficking -- surrounding the event.
The report comes from Margot Morris, program director for the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment. It has been Morris' job to reach out to hotels big and small from Connecticut to Philadelphia as fans check in with football on their mind -- and traffickers check in with easy money on their mind.
Winter weather postponed the sentencing of three Catholic anti-nuclear activists, who call themselves the Transform Now Plowshares, in federal court.