Let's really go in peace

By John Dear| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
We need to break our personal and national addiction to violence if we hope to ever see an end to war.

To our modern ears the idea of heresy seems quaint and medieval-involving technical arguments about abstract matters. But I contend that heresy and its cousin apostasy are constructs of down-to-earth significance that we should keep in mind today. And for us Catholics, I submit, our chief heresy is violence.


Peace trained

By Heather Grennan Gary| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
In Catholic classrooms and Ugandan villages, Patrick Corrigan strives to learn how to heal wounds of violence.

In 2007, six months after his college graduation, Patrick Corrigan found himself about as far from a leafy, peaceful campus as he could get-in Kampala, Uganda, sitting in on a meeting between parliamentarians and representatives of the Lord's Resistance Army, a notorious rebel group that has terrorized the region for decades and is best known for abducting children and forcing them to participate in its bloody campaigns.


American idol: An interview with Andrew Bacevich

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Article War and Peace
Could ending our adoration of oil be the key to a peaceful future?

Has the idea of American exceptionalism finally run its historical course in the big muddy by the Euphrates? A persistent critic of the Iraq invasion and an ongoing skeptic of U.S. military adventures pretty much anywhere, Andrew Bacevich is too much a scholar of history to believe that Americans have permanently lost their taste for foreign entanglements.


American idol: An interview with Andrew Bacevich

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
Could ending our adoration of oil be the key to a peaceful future?

Has the idea of American exceptionalism finally run its historical course in the big muddy by the Euphrates? A persistent critic of the Iraq invasion and an ongoing skeptic of U.S. military adventures pretty much anywhere, Andrew Bacevich is too much a scholar of history to believe that Americans have permanently lost their taste for foreign entanglements.


Under the gun

By Megan Sweas| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace Young Adults
How violence takes a toll on our kids.

The drone wars

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
High-tech warfare administers death from a great distance.

¡Romero vive!

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Hispanic Catholics Social Justice
“The harvest comes because of the grain that dies.”

Sep 1983 cover of Salt magazine

Let's canonize Dorothy Day

By Father Henry Fehren| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace
With this 1983 article Claretian Publications began a grassroots effort to promote the official declaration of Dorothy Day as a saint.

Sep 1983 cover of Salt magazine

Let's canonize Dorothy Day

By Father Henry Fehren| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace
With this 1983 article Claretian Publications began a grassroots effort to promote the official declaration of Dorothy Day as a saint.

Oscar Romero: Bishop of the Poor

By Renny Golden| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Hispanic Catholics War and Peace

In 1980, in the midst of a U.S. funded war the UN Truth Commission called genocidal, the soon-to-be-assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero promised history that life, not death, would have the last word. "I do not believe in death without resurrection," he said. "If they kill me, I will be resurrected in the Salvadoran people."


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