On the Road to Peace: William Stringfellow has been part of my regular spiritual diet since graduate theology school. A new collection offers the best of his biblical insights.
Peace & Justice
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development deserves the full support of the U.S. bishops because of its success in fighting poverty, said a group of Catholics on the eve of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall general assembly Nov. 11-14 in Baltimore.
In a letter addressed to all of the bishops, 47 Catholic leaders, including three retired bishops and former USCCB staff members, urged the prelates to "redouble your commitment to social ministries that lift people out of poverty," especially CCHD.
Tom Cornell, 79, no longer participates in demonstrations that lead to his arrest, but he is involved in another vital part of the movement.
Those who advocate for a church of peace and nonviolence are boycotting this weekend's special collection for the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.
OCCUPY RELIGION: THEOLOGY OF THE MULTITUDE
By Joerg Rieger and Kwok Pui-lan
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, $21.95
On the Road to Peace: In one sign of growing numbers against the U.S. drone wars, a judge acquitted five Catholics who blocked the entrance to an air base.
Commentary: Laypeople, ministers and hierarchs and other members of the church have the same dignity, and they should treat each other with respect.
Pope Francis met Monday with Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi for what the Vatican called a "rather significant encounter" between the two.
Commentary: The decision by Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar of El Salvador to close its human rights office, Tutela Legal, is sudden and poorly explained.
Column: When Paul Chappell told his Korean mother he was leaving the Army after seven years and reaching the rank of captain, she vented.