Mideast peace process in 2008: Breakthrough or bust?

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The year of 2008 could be an important one for brokering a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, said Stephen Colecchi, director of International Justice and Peace for the USCCB at the annual Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington.

The torture show

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Jack Bauer and 24 have made torture mainstream in American homes and psyches.

Mea maxima culpa

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Among the many victims of the Iraq war have been our own fellow Catholics.


Mea maxima culpa

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Among the many victims of the Iraq war have been our own fellow Catholics.


Disturbing for peace

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For most people, moving from New York City to a three-block town in the New Mexican desert might seem like a step toward relaxation. But John Dear, a Jesuit priest, peace activist, author, and lecturer, is not most people.

As soon as Dear arrived he started challenging the locals with his message of nonviolence. He developed such a reputation that before the nearby National Guard unit left for Iraq they decided to drop by Dear's home.


Disturbing for peace

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For most people, moving from New York City to a three-block town in the New Mexican desert might seem like a step toward relaxation. But John Dear, a Jesuit priest, peace activist, author, and lecturer, is not most people.

As soon as Dear arrived he started challenging the locals with his message of nonviolence. He developed such a reputation that before the nearby National Guard unit left for Iraq they decided to drop by Dear's home.


Is torture losing its shock value?

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Our government's use of torture puts being both American and Catholic in serious conflict, says this theologian.

 

Theological research doesn't often include reading detailed accounts of torture, but it did for William Cavanaugh, now a professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. "I read account after account of people's torture, and that's what I did all day," he says of his early work at the University of Notre Dame Center for Civil and

Human Rights. "It was a grim time."


Is torture losing its shock value?

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Our government's use of torture puts being both American and Catholic in serious conflict, says this theologian.

 

Theological research doesn't often include reading detailed accounts of torture, but it did for William Cavanaugh, now a professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. "I read account after account of people's torture, and that's what I did all day," he says of his early work at the University of Notre Dame Center for Civil and

Human Rights. "It was a grim time."


What I learned about justice from Dorothy Day

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What kind of impact did influential Catholic reformer Dorothy Day have on those who knew her best? A friend and former colleague gives his personal perspective on the woman whom many consider the most important American Catholic of the 20th century.

Jim Forest began his association with Dorothy Day in 1961, when he moved to New York City to join the Catholic Worker community there. A recent convert to Catholicism, he had been discharged from the U.S. Navy as a conscientious objector.


What I learned about justice from Dorothy Day

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace

What kind of impact did influential Catholic reformer Dorothy Day have on those who knew her best? A friend and former colleague gives his personal perspective on the woman whom many consider the most important American Catholic of the 20th century.

Jim Forest began his association with Dorothy Day in 1961, when he moved to New York City to join the Catholic Worker community there. A recent convert to Catholicism, he had been discharged from the U.S. Navy as a conscientious objector.


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