Peace Corps volunteers' experiences reveal the world to them and open their eyes to the global church.
John F. Kennedy
Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy was shot while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. This is one woman's story of where she was.
Auxiliary Bishop Philip Hannan of Washington was a close friend and confidant of President John F. Kennedy, but he had kept that friendship secret.
As I mentioned earlier, I am on sabbatical from my teaching position in Chicano studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara this fall and, as a result, have not written many blogs as I work on my biography of Fr. Luis Olivares and the sanctuary movement in Los Angeles. However, with all the attention recently on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, I feel compelled to say a few words about President Kennedy's impact on me and on what I was doing the day of the assassination.
This weekend, thousands will converge on Columbus, Ga., for the annual protest at the School of the Americas, a U.S. military training institution for Latin American militaries and death squads, officially called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Once again, we will mourn the dead, march for peace and call for the closing of this terrorist training camp.
From Where I Stand: In 1963, three great men with great visions made headlines. After a stirring 50 years, where are we now?
A small c catholic: Today, the "anti-Catholic" label gets applied mostly by traditionalist Catholics who tend to see enemies of the church everywhere. It's not an attractive trait.