Numbers do not favor the argument that guns keep people safe and protected.
Peace & Justice
Opinion: After massacres at the magazine Charlie Hebdo and the Hypercacher market, followed by huge demonstrations, France fell silent, until the publication of a book containing some unwelcome truths.
Today's first reading sounds like a description of a feast of fools. Who would brag that they were singled out to receive a special invitation addressed to the ignorant or a reserved place at the supper for the simple? Yet when Lady Wisdom sets the table in her mansion, she is very particular about her guest list -- she invites only the unpretentious.
Young Voices: Among the many types of anniversary celebrations, the ones that revolve around death and dying seem to be the most intense and complicated.
Editorial: The world truly is safer with the Iran deal than without it. Applying pressure to our elected representatives will keep us on this path to peace.
Catholic advocates say that agreement across a broad spectrum of Catholic groups in support of the Iran nuclear deal demonstrates a "seamless garment" approach to difficult public policy issues.
I spent the weekend of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemorations in New Mexico, walking with members of our Loretto Committee and discussing our community resistance to nuclear weapons.
Jerusalem is hot, especially in the gym of the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Bilingual School for Jewish Arab Education. Jerusalem is tense, too, with jolting violence this summer over dismantled settlement homes, gay rights and a brutal attack on a Palestinian family.
NCR Today: A leading nuclear arms expert endorsed the Iran nuclear treaty Aug. 9 as a vital step towards moving the world to ban these weapons of mass destruction.
Just Catholic: Last week, fifty villagers murdered five women accused of witchcraft in east India. And you thought I was going to write about Donald Trump.