Colman McCarthy directs the Center for Teaching Peace, a Washington non-profit.

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Pope Francis has unshackled the church from the death penalty

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

Judges discover strength in pivotal decisions

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."


Even the fabled Hamptons are not free of poverty

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.


No end in sight to the cruelty inflicted on frightened immigrants

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.