Claire Schaeffer-Duffy, a freelance writer, lives and works at the SS. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker in Worcester, MA. Her articles and reviews have appeared in America, Commonweal, US Catholic, the collection Nonviolence as a Way of Life: History, Theory, and Practice, and the soon-to-be-published Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia for US Peace and Anti-war Movements. Her profiles and investigative reporting have merited Catholic Press Awards. Claire and husband Scott have four children and three grandchildren. He runs marathons, and she too is still logging the miles.

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Advocates for gun rights, public health team up to prevent suicides

United in safety: Working with Harvard public health researchers, the Utah Sports Shooting Council, the state's most powerful pro-gun group, advocated to include suicide prevention training in Utah's required one-day course for people seeking a conceal-and-carry permit. This unusual collaboration marks a growing trend.

Cornered into trusting God while abroad

Faith and Family: During a family trip through India, the author had to put her sick 9-month-old’s life in God’s hands. 

Pax Christi goes to jail

Preview: Massachusetts inmates establish country's first chapter in prison.

Murders in Burundi: Missionary order reckons with killing of three sisters

In September 2014, three Xaverian sisters were murdered at their convent in central Africa. The murders remain unsolved, but the missionary order remains dedicated to where they have served since 1964.