Stephen M. Colecchi is a freelance writer/consultant and the former director of the Office of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Dec 22, 2022This Christmas, Holy Land Christians need Americans to remember themAs the declining presence of Christians makes it more and more difficult to make the "Christian character" of the Holy Land visible, the church there needs the church in the United States to be more proactive. Oct 12, 2021It's past time for the US and other nuclear powers to disarmCommentary: We live in the shadow of the threat of nuclear war. What are the nations of the world doing about it? What should we as church be doing? May 25, 2021Beyond the cease-fire: breaking the cycle of Israeli-Palestinian violenceCommentary: Violent conflict does not erupt in a vacuum. A cease-fire is only a first step on the long journey toward breaking the vicious cycle that has terrorized Israelis and Palestinians alike.