Making a Difference: As Catholics, we should oppose oppression of all workers, especially after a fire killed 112 Bangladeshi factor workers last month.
Peace & Justice
Early this year Melinda Henneberger, a political writer for the Washington Post and lead writer on the Post’s She the People blog, approached NCR with a story.
Two years before, in 2010, Lizzy Seeberg, a 19-year-old freshman at Saint Mary’s College, situated across the street from the University of Notre Dame, committed suicide after accusing a Notre Dame football player of sexually assaulting her. Seeberg reported the incident to campus police, but they did not interview the student athlete in question for another 15 days — five days after her death.
RNS: Archbishop Tutu urges Uganda to scrap a controversial draft law that would send gays and lesbians to jail
On the Road to Peace: Before leaving for Afghanistan, Jesuit Fr. John Dear asked several Afghani teenagers how the war has impacted them and their lives.
NCR Today: Fifteen US religious leaders, including some Catholics, have asked Congress to make military aid to Israel contingent upon its government's compliance with US policies.
The report did not indicate if it was a U.S. or Vietnamese mortar that exploded, killing four young children and injuring five other people. It doesn't really matter. What matters is that we someday wake up to the reality the costs of war linger for decades after most have forgotten the conflicts. For too many those costs are personal and lasting.
In late October, Slate published an online map of all the reported U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.
Commentary: Government money to end domestic and global poverty, hunger, homelessness, inadequate education and inadequate health care would put the world on the path to safety and security.
Delegates of School of Americas Watch, the military watchdog group founded by Maryknoll Fr. Roy Bourgeois, met Tuesday with a senior White House official to discuss their longtime efforts to close a controversial U.S. military training school.
The delegates met with Denis McDonough, a Catholic who is a deputy national security adviser to President Obama.
They discussed closing the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation, a U.S. Army training school located at Fort Benning, Ga, and formerly known as the School of the Americas.
Speakers at Call To Action's national conference spoke of the Second Vatican Council's new way of being church in today's world.