Appalachian activist honored with peace award

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You know Father John Rausch is committed to social justice when even his answering machine message ends with, "God bless, and let's continue to work for justice."

Rausch, a Glenmary priest, outspoken defender of the environment, and advocate for the poor in Appalachia, is being honored for his social justice work with the 2007 Teacher of Peace Award from Pax Christi, the national Catholic peace organization.


Claretian missionary reports on post-election violence in Kenya

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As the election crisis in Kenya continued Claretian Missionaries around the world received an update from one of their own, Kenyan native Father Robert Omondi, C.M.F. in Mombassa.

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

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


Is this just war? Two Catholic perspectives on the war in Afghanistan

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Just as government officials have been struggling to find the right course of action in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, Catholics-both here and around the world-have been struggling to determine what's right and what's wrong in that response. Looking for help and guidance in sorting out the moral and faith implications of the war our nation has engaged in, U.S. Catholic turned to Boston College social ethicist Lisa Sowle Cahill and to University of Notre Dame theologian Father Michael Baxter, C.S.C.


Is this just war? Two Catholic perspectives on the war in Afghanistan

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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Just as government officials have been struggling to find the right course of action in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, Catholics-both here and around the world-have been struggling to determine what's right and what's wrong in that response. Looking for help and guidance in sorting out the moral and faith implications of the war our nation has engaged in, U.S. Catholic turned to Boston College social ethicist Lisa Sowle Cahill and to University of Notre Dame theologian Father Michael Baxter, C.S.C.


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

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
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.


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