Distinctly Catholic: President Obama was right to go to Hiroshima last week. He was right not to apologize for the decision made by Harry Truman, to drop the atomic bomb.
I awoke this morning with NPR, as I usually do, and heard poetic words from President Obama speaking in Hiroshima, Japan:
“…among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them. …”
Distinctly Catholic: I grew up in the little town of Hampton, Connecticut, which then had a population of about 1,400 and today is home to some 2,000 souls.
NCR Today: When we open our hearts to the chaos that other people are experiencing instead of protecting our space, that opening is an act of mercy.
Making a Difference: Reflection on moving away from war should be central to every Memorial Day. Once, I turned for insight to the late Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan.
Part of the national Industrial Areas Foundation, established in 1940 in Chicago, 11 organizations across Texas have been working together to change their communities since 1976.
NCR Today: On May 18, the Missouri Court of Appeals will hear our case, challenging the Missouri Department of Corrections practice of buying execution drugs out of state.
NCR Today: I dispute the claim that Donald Trump's "statements line up more closely with Catholic teaching than one might immediately assume."
Viewpoint: Rerum Novarum is the starting point of an important tradition of Catholic social teaching that has served as alternative to secular politics.
Simply Spirit: Pentecost is my favorite feast in the liturgical year; the Holy Spirit manifests the unpredictability of a God who relishes a walk on the wild side.