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Forty-seven percent of the the federal budget's discretionary spending goes towards the costs of war. It's a lot of money to fund a lot of suffering.
"No more, Lord, no more (war)" that shatters dreams and destroys lives, bringing a cold, cruel winter instead of some sought-after spring, Pope Francis said.
Making Peace: William Kelly and his artwork have evolved over decades; his recent projects are grand efforts at pushing the conversation around nonviolence and peacemaking.
People in Villavicencio, Colombia, where Pope Francis will visit Sept. 8, have prepared for the pontiff by undertaking a pilgrimage with the Cristo de Bojayá, a bombed-out crucifix representing the pain of the country's 50-year war.