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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Amid poverty and uncertainty, migrant couples are tying the knot

Crowded living conditions, poverty and months of waiting in uncertainty are the lot of caravan migrants who are stuck in Tijuana, Mexico, and seeking asylum in the U.S. Despite the hardships, a number of couples are celebrating love at the border. 

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.