Be a shepherd of peace

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Article Vatican War and Peace
With the church at a crossroads, Catholics look to Pope Francis for guidance. Marie Dennis calls the new pope to be a leader for peace in our world.

A farewell to arms: Is it time to get rid of our guns?

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Article War and Peace

Our best shot at protecting the common good isn’t to keep loading up on guns.

A few weeks before Adam Lanza began his shooting rampage among children in Newtown, Connecticut last December, Catholic priests in Chicago were leading weary processions against gun violence on the city’s gang-terrorized South Side. If the Newtown murders were a shock to the system, the regular gun violence that claims hundreds of lives each year in Chicago and other cities across the country has become so “normal” that the mayhem only occasionally warrants the raising of an editorial eyebrow.


A farewell to arms: Is it time to get rid of our guns?

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

Our best shot at protecting the common good isn’t to keep loading up on guns.

A few weeks before Adam Lanza began his shooting rampage among children in Newtown, Connecticut last December, Catholic priests in Chicago were leading weary processions against gun violence on the city’s gang-terrorized South Side. If the Newtown murders were a shock to the system, the regular gun violence that claims hundreds of lives each year in Chicago and other cities across the country has become so “normal” that the mayhem only occasionally warrants the raising of an editorial eyebrow.


No small sacrifice: The effects of war on children

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Article Social Justice War and Peace

We can’t afford to lose our children to the ravages of war.


No small sacrifice: The effects of war on children

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

We can’t afford to lose our children to the ravages of war.


Out of the ashes: Searching for hope in Benghazi

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Article Politics War and Peace
Can an ambassador’s death be the seed of a better future?

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. So what happens when the martyr whose blood is shed happens to be a diplomat? The murder of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, Libya was a tragedy on a number of levels—certainly for his family and the field of international diplomacy but most poignantly for the people of Benghazi. Stevens died with and for them, and tragically at the hands of some of them.


On the homefront: What’s for dinner?

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Article War and Peace

This article accompanies You don't know the trouble I've seen on U.S. vets returning home from war.

It was for the families that Father Vincent Manuel organized Wednesday night “deployment dinners” in the plain and slightly musty community room of Soldiers Memorial Chapel on Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado. The group welcomes all military spouses, not just Catholics.


On the homefront: What’s for dinner?

By Kristen Hannum| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace

This article accompanies You don't know the trouble I've seen on U.S. vets returning home from war.

It was for the families that Father Vincent Manuel organized Wednesday night “deployment dinners” in the plain and slightly musty community room of Soldiers Memorial Chapel on Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado. The group welcomes all military spouses, not just Catholics.


Returning vets: Nobody knows the trouble I've seen

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Article War and Peace
It’s an uphill battle for returning veterans as they look for support from their church and their community.

For more on support for vets, read On the homefront: What's for dinner?


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