Q and A: Culture wars have been engrained in American society since the 1970s. Dayton University's Vince Miller on why millennials reject culture wars and where politics go from here.
Young Voices: At their best, Christians are caught up in a love story meant to break down walls. At their worst, practitioners use religion to demean and divide.
Five people, including the granddaughter of Catholic Worker co-founder Dorothy Day, are being held on bonds ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 after a protest at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base near Syracuse, N.Y., home of part of the U.S. drone program.
Seven people, among them Martha Hennessy, Day's granddaughter, and Elizabeth McAlister, a longtime peace activist and widow of Philip Berrigan, were arrested after crossing onto base property Wednesday.
Essay: To capture more fully the force of Dorothy Day's life, vision, and voice for our age, it is essential that we seek beyond the usual platitudes.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: From a young age, Mercy Sr. Mary McGrory was drawn to caring for and helping others. Her multiple vocations allow her to do just that.
State Sen. Richard Black, R-Va., wrote to Pope Benedict XVI in January 2013 about Dorothy Day’s canonization cause. In his letter, Black referred to Dorothy Day as “a woman of loathsome character” and a communist sympathizer (see blog post here). In response to Black’s accusations, Phil Runkel, archivist at Marquette University, wrote the following email Jan. 18:
Dear Senator Black:
This week, State Sen. Richard Black, R-Va., withdrew his candidacy for Congress after a two-day run. In Jan. 2013, Black wrote to Pope Benedict XVI stating that he was “revolted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ support for the canonization of [Dorothy Day] whose views supported the violent extermination of Christians throughout the world.”
On the Road to Peace: This year, God of peace, help us to become more authentic people of Gospel nonviolence.