Book review: Jesus "not only rejected violence as a personal option; he also fought the structural violence that was embedded in the institutions of his nation."
Even though the crowd was smaller than in the past, the spirit remained powerful for the 2,000 people who came to the gathering.
We say: It is fascinating in this era of episcopal fixation on religious liberty to hear little objection to ongoing wars, drone campaigns and increasing militarism of U.S. culture.
The story of how the government has tried to silence the school's critics is also the story of how SOA-trained officers have silenced its victims forever.
Fr. Ismael Moreno, known as Padre Melo, was friends with the Jesuit priests slain by SOA graduates in El Salvador in 1989.
The new proposal would return the protest to its traditional site, but would still close half the street instead of the entire roadway.
The Columbus, Ga., police department told SOA Watch that the city will not close the street to traffic and that only 200 people would be allowed to attend the gathering.
Perspective: The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI caught the world by surprise, but after the shock wore off, it didn't seem all that surprising.