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.
Peace & Justice
"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.
Making a Difference: While this agreement is not perfect -- very few agreements are -- it is a solid, good agreement for the world.
Today's Gospel opens after a period of great activity and ominous events. Jesus was rejected at home, so he went to other places and sent his disciples to preach in his name. They came back successful, but burdened and frightened by the martyrdom of John the Baptist. It was time for Jesus and his friends to regroup and discern God's will for them.
Already, forces are arrayed against the nuclear agreement reached in Vienna, even though the ink has barely dried on the 100-page document. The lead antagonist is of course Israel, led by its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Along with Israel, the second most significant group in opposition consists of members of the United States Congress.
As she prepared for her mission — scaling the 30-foot flagpole outside the South Carolina Statehouse to bring down the Confederate flag — Bree Newsome reread the biblical story of David and Goliath.
A youth organizer with Ignite NC, a nonprofit group challenging voting laws, Newsome appeared briefly to raucous cheers July 11 on the main stage of the Wild Goose Festival after speaking to a smaller crowd at the four-day camp revival that celebrates spirituality, arts and justice.
Coal is not the only subject to give Catholic responsible investors pause. What about investing in companies that materially contribute to war? Or oil and gas? Or same-sex marriage?