"You can raise [the issue of free speech], but we don't have to listen to it," Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said, according to a court transcript.
Peace & Justice
Two Yale divinity students and a Catholic Worker were arrested at Hancock Field Air Base in Syracuse, N.Y., on Monday while attempting to deliver what they described as a "citizens' Order of Protection."
The three activists said they were issuing the order, typically used in circumstances of domestic abuse, on behalf of Afghan civilians terrorized by drones remotely launched from the military air base.
Peace Corps volunteers' experiences reveal the world to them and open their eyes to the global church.
The life of Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at the age of 95, was virtually unparalleled in examples of forgiveness and humility. I feel blessed to have had two personal encounters with this spiritual giant. The first came ten years back, when, in Washington having lunch with the late NCR columnist Jesuit Fr. Robert Drinan, Mandela unexpectedly appeared. It was shortly after Drinan and I had arrived and we were still standing near the door waiting to be seated. Drinan turned around and with that large Drinan grin, approached the former South African president.
Judge Robert L. Jokl Jr. said he wanted to find five anti-drone activists guilty, but the prosecutor failed to prove the activists had criminal intent.
Commentary: I never expect to be affirmed for what I do. So it was shocking to receive affirmation for my efforts from the pope.
John Dennis Apel protested outside a California Air Force base every month for 17 years. After a series of arrests, the Supreme Court is set to decide if anti-military protests are free speech.
I went to Fort Benning, Ga., over the weekend to join the call for the closing of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, also known as the School of the Americas.
Opinion: America needs a comprehensive national strategy to end hunger, a strategy based on the fundamental human right to food.
Terri Steinberg said she never thought about the death penalty until her son was put on death row.