NCR Today: This is a sobering week. I find myself pondering the fact I was alive -- age one year, six months, 24 days -- the day the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, at 8:15 in the morning.
Peace & Justice
Throughout the United States many actions have been planned to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Preview: Dozens of undocumented immigrants flooded a church respite center in McAllen, Texas, after the Border Patrol set them free without bus tickets in July.
As a prison abolitionist, I was an immediate admirer of the two citizens -- Richard Matt and David Sweat -- who in early June, artfully and nonviolently decided to end their residency in the cages of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.
Yes, each was found guilty of homicides. Yes, the murders were vile: Matt dismembered his victim; Sweat shot a man and then drove a car over the body.
Preview: It wasn't until my second deployment to Iraq in 2009 that I watched someone die from bleeding out.
Jerome Berrigan was last arrested in 2011 at the age of 91 after protesting Reaper drones at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, N.Y.
"As the largest association of Catholic priests in the United States, we endorse the bishops' stance," said the chair of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests.
Social Justice: While the Catholic Worker movement is highly critical of the country's economic culture, it largely fails to act on the connection between poverty and racism.
Of all the shallow minded posturing going on today here in the US, nothing matches that of those GOP presidential "candidates" who have simply dismissed the UN Security Council approved Iran nuclear weapons agreement. Some did without even reading summaries of the agreement.
If not this, then what? Bomb Iran?
The women have stood in silent protest each week for more than 20 years, appealing for an end to the church's discrimination against women and complicity in war.