Holy Land, Land of Contradictions

The Holy Land – where Jesus walked, taught and died – is a land of great contradictions. It is a place of deep reverence for millions of people, whether Christian, Moslem or Jew, while at the same time a symbol of terror, hatred and oppression for millions more.

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End Drone Warfare Now!

We decry our government’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) as the new face of war. Under the U.N. Charter, a member state may use military force only in defense to an armed attack or with the authorization of the Security Council. We call for an immediate end to the use of armed drones.

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Informed Consent in the Nuclear Age

There are still nearly 16,000 nuclear weapons on the planet, some 1,800 on Cold War-era hair-trigger alert on land, in the air and under the seas, ready to destroy all human past and future achievements in a few minutes. We’ve been on the brink of self-annihilation for 70 years.

Moving from Nuclear Deterrence to Abolition: The Church’s Moral Teaching Evolves

This year we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombs dropped on August 6 and 9, 1945, killed an estimated 200,000 men, women, and children, the great majority of whom were civilians. Nagasaki was the center of Japanese Catholicism in 1945.

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God in the Spaces

God who sees all spaces, you see the space between what we need and what we get, the space between the hunger and the nourishment provided, the space between our hopes and what actually happens. You see the cracks in our life out of which tears flow. Help us to live through these spaces with […]

The Canticle of the Creatures

Most High, all powerful, good Lord, Yours are the praises, the glory, the honor, and all blessing. To You alone, Most High, do they belong, and no man is worthy to mention Your name. Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures, especially through my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give […]

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