Faith leaders came together on a conference call on May 29 to discuss the urgent need to expand Medicaid in the United States, in order to prevent thousands of unnecessary deaths.
Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample confirmed one of Oregon's most infamous prisoners Wednesday in a heavily guarded private ceremony in the maximum security prison in Salem.
In 2007, Gary Haugen was convicted and sentenced to death for murdering a fellow inmate while serving a life sentence for the murder of his former girlfriend's mother. In November 2011, Haugen gained notoriety for dropping his appeals and asking to be executed.
"They said to each other, 'Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?' And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. ... Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread" (Luke 24: 32-33, 35).
The average American walks less than 3 miles per day, but a group of average Americans plan to walk 15 miles per day for 12 days in June. These folks aren't doing it for fitness; rather, they're walking 165 miles to protest drone warfare.
I walked ten miles yesterday with a dozen, spirited peace activists. We trekked from an obsolete, contaminated nuclear weapons assembly plant in Kansas City to a new, clean one, resting on an area the size of 14 football fields. The new weapons plant is being readied at the cost of $1.2 billion.
"I don't want to see names. I know who did it -- who got killed," one veteran said. " ... They're not forgotten."
Just Catholic: Every culture memorializes its war dead, like America does on Memorial Day. But no culture seems to honor peace. Not only that, no culture seems to really want peace.
An execution scheduled for May 13 in Huntsville was stayed by a federal appeals court in New Orleans two hours before Robert James Campbell was set to be put to death.
For Syria’s three-year armed conflict to come to an end, all foreign fighters and the external powers that support them must first leave the country.
Essay: To capture more fully the force of Dorothy Day's life, vision, and voice for our age, it is essential that we seek beyond the usual platitudes.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has strongly condemned the death sentence against Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese Christian woman accused of apostasy. Ibrahim was sentenced to death by hanging on May 15 after she refused to recant her faith. She also was sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery because although she was raised a Christian, the court considers her a Muslim and therefore not married to her Christian husband.