How Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day Inspired the Catholic Peace Movement – Part 2: The Prophetic Witness of Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day’s winding path toward becoming a believer and eventual social justice icon within the Catholic Church inspires many in the Catholic Peace Movement.
Biofuels: Environmental Degradation, Food Insecurity and Violence in Developing Nations Each Time We Fill Up Our Tanks
Today, much of the corn, sugarcane and soy, which once went to food or animal feed, is being used as fuel.
As a Catholic Christian, I was confirmed when I was in sixth grade. I don’t remember much about the confirmation although being called a “soldier of Christ” during the ceremony is one thing that did make a lasting impression. It has taken me quite a while to get a good understanding of what I think a “soldier of Christ” should mean. Too many Christians believe being a good soldier, whether for the empire or for Christ, means a willingness to inflict adversity on another rather than receive it in the grace and peace of Christ.
Jesus was both a victim of torture and capital punishment. Jesus proclaimed the reign of God and he was killed because the powers could not accept it. But as we know this is not the end of the story. God raised Jesus from the dead, thereby overcoming the forces of evil and death.