Starved for attention: Why budget cuts shouldn't include nixing foreign aid

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Article Politics Social Justice
With billions in aid on the chopping block, who is looking out for the world’s poor?

The first hard numbers emerging out of the famine in Somalia are staggering: Between May and August, U.S. aid officials estimate that more than 29,000 children under the age of 5 died in southern Somalia alone. The famine threatens 12 million in the region; the U.N. reports that 640,000 Somali children are acutely malnourished, suggesting the death toll among children is certain to rise.


Day of Recollection: U.S. Catholic readers share thoughts on 9/11

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Article Politics Prayer and Sacraments
A decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, U.S. CATHOLIC readers share their memories, regrets, concerns, and hopes. 

When Mary Ellen Kelly heard that a plane had hit the north tower of the World Trade Center, she assumed it was an accident and rushed down the street for a better look. She was only a few hundred feet away when another plane sliced through the south tower, erupting into a fireball. She screamed and fled amid cries from the crowd of “Terrorism! It’s terrorism!”


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The individuals in these stories were interviewed by the editors and Matt Bigelow.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
Faith on the line in Iraq and at home

Peace by piece: On peacebuilding with Maryann Cusimano Love

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Article Politics War and Peace
Peacebuilding is every Catholic’s responsibility, this international relations expert believes. And with our government continuing in a wrong direction, we have our hands full.

The wages of war: The steep price of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan

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A trillion-dollar price tag isn’t the only cost of war.

While most of the Country’s attention is fixed on how best to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the nation recently reached another milestone related to that event. Total military spending on Iraq and Afghanistan passed the $1 trillion mark at the end of April this year, and it is currently racing toward $1.5 trillion.


The wages of war: The steep price of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Article Social Justice War and Peace
A trillion-dollar price tag isn’t the only cost of war.

While most of the Country’s attention is fixed on how best to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the nation recently reached another milestone related to that event. Total military spending on Iraq and Afghanistan passed the $1 trillion mark at the end of April this year, and it is currently racing toward $1.5 trillion.


We remember: U.S. Catholic editors share their 9/11 memories

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Article War and Peace
Ten years ago, some members of the U.S. Catholic editorial staff were still in college, one was just starting high school, and some remember being evacuated from our offices, as they're just a block away from the Sears Tower.

What are your memories of 9/11? Share them in the comments.

Meinrad Scherer-Emunds, Executive Editor


We remember: U.S. Catholic editors share their 9/11 memories

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Article War and Peace
Ten years ago, some members of the U.S. Catholic editorial staff were still in college, one was just starting high school, and some remember being evacuated from our offices, as they're just a block away from the Sears Tower.

What are your memories of 9/11? Share them in the comments.

Meinrad Scherer-Emunds, Executive Editor


Is the face of Islam changing?: An interview with Farid Esack

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Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue War and Peace
South African Muslim scholar Farid Esack speaks about post-9/11 perceptions of Islam in this interview from January 2002.

Is the face of Islam changing?: An interview with Farid Esack

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Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue War and Peace
South African Muslim scholar Farid Esack speaks about post-9/11 perceptions of Islam in this interview from January 2002.

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