Sep 1983 cover of Salt magazine

Let's canonize Dorothy Day

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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."


Mea maxima culpa

By Bryan Cones| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
Among the many victims of the Iraq war have been our own fellow Catholics.

I have a confession to make: Back in 2003, when the Bush administration directed our national eyes to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, I didn’t resist greatly. I watched with interest as then-Secretary of State Colin Powell presented our “evidence” to the United Nations.


Between Iraq and no place

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
Iraqis are on the move away from their broken nation. Who will be responsible for them?

In the buildup to the Iraq invasion, then Secretary of State Colin Powell defined the “Pottery Barn” principle for President Bush in an attempt to highlight the seriousness of the military adventure being contemplating. “You break it, you own it,” Powell told the president.


The Congo’s killing fields

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics War and Peace
Families separated. Millions left for dead. Do we share some of the blame?

 

Patrick Mwnyamahord knows where his father is buried because a neighbor showed him that small place. What he doesn't know is how his father got there, and there was no one he could safely ask, not then. Twelve years ago he and his family made one of a series of sudden escapes from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into nearby Burundi. On this particular exodus his father was too ill to travel and the family had to leave him.


The Congo’s killing fields

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics War and Peace
Families separated. Millions left for dead. Do we share some of the blame?

 

Patrick Mwnyamahord knows where his father is buried because a neighbor showed him that small place. What he doesn't know is how his father got there, and there was no one he could safely ask, not then. Twelve years ago he and his family made one of a series of sudden escapes from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into nearby Burundi. On this particular exodus his father was too ill to travel and the family had to leave him.


Frosted mini-nukes!

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
New classes of "usable" nuclear weapons are on the Pentagon's menu. Who's buying?

 

Bunker Buster the Friendly Nuke was launched by the Friends Committee on National Legislation recently. "He's cute; he's small; and he won't blow up the world" is FCNL's satirical introduction to this adorably animated little nuke, but the Quakers' ironic rhetoric is not far off from the actual verbiage the Pentagon and White House have deployed to improve the palatability of their longed-for retooling of America's nuclear weapons.


Frosted mini-nukes!

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
New classes of "usable" nuclear weapons are on the Pentagon's menu. Who's buying?

 

Bunker Buster the Friendly Nuke was launched by the Friends Committee on National Legislation recently. "He's cute; he's small; and he won't blow up the world" is FCNL's satirical introduction to this adorably animated little nuke, but the Quakers' ironic rhetoric is not far off from the actual verbiage the Pentagon and White House have deployed to improve the palatability of their longed-for retooling of America's nuclear weapons.


Can Nicaragua emerge from the storms of its past?

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace

The road from Chinandega to the Honduran Border comes to an abrupt end in a hill rise over the largest of the flood demolished bridges that line the eastwest highway out of Managua. When you reach the Hato Grande River, a small power launch carries travelers and relief supplies in an uncertain diagonal across the river's flow to the other side and into Honduras.


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