Colman McCarthy directs the Center for Teaching Peace, a Washington non-profit.
Tepid on capital punishment when he spoke before U.S. Congress in 2015, Francis has now separated himself from the wafflers. Will his stand against executions reach parish pulpits?
Book Review: The tough cases, the editors write, involve "the rare times in a judicial career when a judge has to wrestle with a problem so complex, or so emotionally draining, as to test the fortitude and impartiality of even the most competent and experience jurists."
While the one-percenters enjoy pristine beaches and cocktails parties, the immigrant laborers who maintain their mansions struggle to get by and live in fear of deportation.
The United States has an obligation to receive Latin American immigrants because they are fleeing violence and poverty that is the direct result of decades of U.S. interventionist policies in their homeland.