I read with interest both Patrick O'Neill's and Tom Cordaro's analyses of the decline and perhaps the rise of the Catholic peace movement. They are both right that bishops and people of color are absent. But the basic question implies that if we all get out in the streets one more time, we'll stop the military-industrial complex.
Peace & Justice
Florida's Catholic bishops on Wednesday urged Gov. Rick Scott "to demonstrate mercy and commute" the death sentence of inmate William Frederick Happ and give him life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Happ, 51, is scheduled to be executed the evening of Oct. 15 at Florida State Prison near Starke.
He has been on Florida's death row for 24 years. Happ was convicted in 1989 in the kidnapping, rape and murder of 21-year-old Angela Crowley of Lauderdale Lakes. He received the death penalty as well as three consecutive life sentences.
The settlement, announced Wednesday, effectively ends months of protests, court challenges and public opinion bouts the union waged against the coal companies.
Herman Wallace, 71, experienced three days of freedom after 42 years of solitary confinement before he died Friday.
Is there anything significant enough to be called a Catholic peace movement in the United States?
Opinion: The Catholic peace movement ain't what it used to be, but changes in the movement involve both a dying and a rising.
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.