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.

Read More


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.

Read More


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.

More Highlights  


Bill Frankel–Streit Speaks at Anti-Drone Protest

We stand on the shoulders of Giants. New Testament language: A great cloud of Witnesses. What kept them going? We can’t be them. We have to find our own source. Be who we are. We get a clue from one of those giants, Dan Berrigan.

Prayer of the Farm Workers’ Struggle

By Cesar E. Chavez Show me the suffering of the most miserable; So I will know my people’s plight. Free me to pray for others; For you are present in every person. Help me take responsibility for my own life; So that I can be free at last. Grant me courage to serve others; For […]

More Features