Patrick O'Neill is a longtime contributor to NCR. He is a cofounder of the Fr. Charlie Mulholland Catholic Worker House, which was opened in 1991 in Garner, North Carolina. In 2018, as part of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, he entered Kings Bay Naval Base, the U.S. Atlantic home port of the Trident submarine, to protest these submarines and the nuclear weapons that they carry.

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My prison cell view of the COVID-19 pandemic

The yearlong COVID-19 lockdown has been severe for the nation's prisoners, who are isolated without visits, sacraments or vaccines, Patrick O'Neill of the Kings Bay Plowshares writes from the inside.

On his knees, Raleigh bishop asks for forgiveness during reparation Mass

Calling sex abuse a "horrible crime," Bishop Luis Zarama dropped to his knees on the church's behalf to ask forgiveness during a reparation Mass celebrated Sept. 25 at Raleigh, North Carolina.


At Pax Christi conference, volunteers clean up Baltimore lots

With a heat index over 100 degrees, two busloads of a mostly 50-plus-year-old-crowd of Catholic peace activists attending the conference tried to help tidy up the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.

Des Moines Catholic Worker talks women's ordination

Defying hierarchical ban, Iowa community invites excommunicated speakers to its 40th anniversary, but others ask: What would Dorothy Day do?