A small c catholic: The way the United States creates its military needs to be changed. Our all-volunteer military system is unjust and encourages an inequitable social division.
Peace & Justice
Ames, Iowa -- Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, recipient of the 2015 World Food Prize, delivered his first address of World Food Prize week at Iowa State University.
"We're going to have to draw a line. Are you Confederate, which stands for slavery, or are you Southern?"
Making a Difference: For the sake of our salvation, we need to pay serious attention, and act with purpose, to what Jesus teaches here in Matthew’s Gospel.
Muslim leaders and anti-bigotry activists are girding for a weekend of protests -- some billed as “open-carry events” -- by groups known for their anti-Muslim views.
Viewpoint: Two billion people lack access to essential medicines that would alleviate their suffering or even save their lives, resulting in 10 million deaths each year.
St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg hosted an emotional Mass the evening of Oct. 1 for 10 people who died in a shooting that morning at Umpqua Community College. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith traveled from Portland for the liturgy.
Authorities in Roseburg, in green rolling hills 180 miles south of Portland, identified the shooter Oct. 2 as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, but did not give details about him. The names of those he fatally shot had not yet been released. Nine others were wounded.
At the Intersection: In my creative nonfiction workshop, we are currently reading essays by or about the survivors of mass shootings (or their parents). The timing is an unplanned coincidence.
On this day 50 years ago Pope Paul VI became the first pope to visit and address the United Nations.
It was on Oct. 4, 1965, the pontiff said: “No more war, war never again.”
He called for everyone to become peacemakers. He called for our church to rediscover his nonviolent roots.
Peacemaking was not incidental to Paul VI’s talk that day; it was at its heart. The following is taken from that historic address.
NCR Today: Anti-death penalty activists in Oklahoma and Georgia welcomed Pope Francis’ direct intervention in executions in their states, though they have feelings of both sorrow and hope.