Examining terrorism and responses to it

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Fifty years after the game-changing Second Vatican Council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times. Father Kenneth Himes, O.F.M. considers terrorism and responses to it.

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Vatican 2.0: A look ahead to the next 50 years

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Fifty years after the game-changing council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times.

Rather than taking another nostalgic look back at the Second Vatican Council, the editors of U.S. Catholic decided to mark this month’s 50th anniversary of its opening by inviting some of today’s leading thinkers in the church to sketch out principles that might guide the people of God in responding to several new signs of the times.


Sleeping through genocide?

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The world needs a wake-up call to save a population at risk of meeting a violent end.

What is happening today in the Nuba mountains is exactly a carbon copy of what has been taking place in Darfur—only even worse,” said Bishop Macram Max Gassis, spiritual leader of Sudan’s Diocese of El Obeid. Gassis was speaking outside the United Nations in New York in July and worrying over what he describes as a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Nuba people of Sudan’s South Kordofan state.


Sleeping through genocide?

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Social Justice War and Peace
The world needs a wake-up call to save a population at risk of meeting a violent end.

What is happening today in the Nuba mountains is exactly a carbon copy of what has been taking place in Darfur—only even worse,” said Bishop Macram Max Gassis, spiritual leader of Sudan’s Diocese of El Obeid. Gassis was speaking outside the United Nations in New York in July and worrying over what he describes as a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Nuba people of Sudan’s South Kordofan state.


Conflicted generation: Millennials and the war on terror

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For Catholic millennials the past decade of war has mostly remained out of sight and out of mind.

The wars they are a-changin’

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Article War and Peace Young Adults
The attitudes of young Catholics toward the military conflicts of the last 10 years spring from a complex web of influences that include demographics, church leadership, and media coverage.

But a major piece of the story is the drastic shift from citizens going to war in a country with a mandatory draft to the all-volunteer army we have today.


Conflicted generation: Millennials and the war on terror

By Ruth Graham| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace Young Adults
For Catholic millennials the past decade of war has mostly remained out of sight and out of mind.

The wars they are a-changin’

By Ruth Graham| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace Young Adults
The attitudes of young Catholics toward the military conflicts of the last 10 years spring from a complex web of influences that include demographics, church leadership, and media coverage.

But a major piece of the story is the drastic shift from citizens going to war in a country with a mandatory draft to the all-volunteer army we have today.


Guilt by disassociation: The moral toll of war on those who fight it

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The human cost of the war on terror burdens those who fight it.

Americans have grown accustomed to the long list of injuries suffered by the veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: brain trauma, shrapnel wounds, lost limbs. Along with these has come a host of psychological and emotional damage: post-traumatic stress disorder, substance dependency and abuse, and depression, all leading to a ballooning rate of suicide among members of the armed forces.


Guilt by disassociation: The moral toll of war on those who fight it

By Bryan Cones| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
The human cost of the war on terror burdens those who fight it.

Americans have grown accustomed to the long list of injuries suffered by the veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: brain trauma, shrapnel wounds, lost limbs. Along with these has come a host of psychological and emotional damage: post-traumatic stress disorder, substance dependency and abuse, and depression, all leading to a ballooning rate of suicide among members of the armed forces.


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