The "SHU" is not much larger than a good-size bathroom. The special housing unit, was where Johnny Perez spent a total of three out of 13 years in solitary confinement.
Making a Difference: The U.S. government and international community need to invest not in weapons, but in training and research on nonviolent resistance strategies.
Preview: One Chicago priest is trying to increase the amount of church ministries dedicated to domestic violence.
NCR Today: Jesuit Fr. Klaus Mertes said the church must make its influence felt worldwide to ensure that homosexuals are not threatened with death anywhere in the world.
The religious leaders joined a "Stop the Debt Trap" rally ahead of a hearing on rules proposed by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
NCR Today: Anyone who deals with the criminal justice system knows that it is not just, but some progress is underway.
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.