Are Catholics too timid to form a front against the violence that wracks the nation? Activists and pastors fear the answer is yes.
Jan 4-17, 2013
Jesuit Fr. Greg Boyle cautions against looking at the tragedy of the Sandy Hook School from too distant a perspective.
Looking at this from "an aerial view of nonviolence oddly keeps us from solutions," Boyle, who has worked with gang members in Los Angeles since 1988, told NCR Dec. 20.
Residents of the city of Camden are dealing with a record number of homicides in 2012, killings that are an everyday reality.
Death penalty opponents say 2012 showed capital punishment is on the wane, even though the number of death-row inmates executed remained unchanged from 2011 at 43.
“Be still and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:11).
Growing up Catholic nobody taught me to listen to God. Parents and teachers taught me to talk to God. They said prayer was praising God, telling him you love him or you’re sorry, asking God for something and then thanking him whether you got it or not. The only person who suggested that prayer was listening to God was my Uncle Barney, who was a Protestant, and I didn’t pay attention to him because he was Protestant, what did he know?
Fr. Hans Küng said he sees the attempt to rein in LCWR as a sign of myopia and a failure of vision.
"A fundamental problem of honesty" plagues the discussions between the Vatican and LCWR leaders, sisters say.