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America’s Fatal Obsession With Guns

“It’s the worst mass shooting in modern American history.” The above opening sentence is the exact lead sentence I used in a column last year, because last year’s mass shooting in an Orlando, Florida nightclub was the worst in modern U.S. history, that is, until just days ago when at least 59...

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50 Years Of Israeli Occupation – Enough Is Enough!

Fifty years is a long time to endure forced suffering. Since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War when Israel captured and occupied the Palestinian territories of East Jerusalem, the remaining part of the West Bank and Gaza, the Palestinian people have lived under the heavy yoke of Israeli military...

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No Back To School Fun For Child Laborers

It’s that special time of the year again when kids start heading back to school. And for those who have discovered the fun of learning, school is an adventure!  But for millions of working children worldwide, the adventures of a new school year remain but a dream. Sadly, these children will...

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Catholic Church Is Journeying Back To Its Nonviolent Roots

The Catholic Church preaches, teaches and practices total nonviolence. This statement is not true regarding the Catholic Church today. But it was an accurate and true description of the Catholic Church during its first 300 years. The first generations of Christians – even during times of...

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Over 20 Million People Facing Starvation – And We Should Care!

Think to a time when you were hungry. Remember how it felt, a bit uncomfortable, right? You may have even said, “I’m starving!” But you knew that in a short time the next meal would be there for you. Knowing that a good meal was awaiting you allowed your slight hunger to actually whet your...

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Tough Times For Many Family Farmers And Farmworkers

For most of us living in the Northern Hemisphere fresh fruits and vegetables are now in abundant summer supply for our sustenance and enjoyment. But how often do we really consider the hard work and long hours that farmers, ranchers and farmworkers exert to put food on our table? It appears...


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A World Awash With Weapons – There’s A Better Way

If someone’s house was on fire would you pour gasoline on it? Well the answer is obvious: Of course you wouldn’t. Yet that is very similar to what the United States and many other more economically developed nations are doing. Despite the tragic fact that approximately 40 current armed...

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World Refugee Day: Did You Miss It?

World Refugee Day, June 20, came and went with hardly a notice. I almost missed it. Sadly, little mention was given in the secular and even religious world to the unprecedented refugee crisis endured by countless fellow human beings who have fled their homes with little more than the shirt on...

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Budgets Are Moral Documents

The highly relevant quote, “Budgets are moral documents,” has been arguably attributed to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. But if he didn’t coin that exact phase, he very well could have. Similarly he surely did say, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense...

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My Personal Story As A Catholic Conscientious Objector

As I was trying to discern what God wanted me to write about, I walked into my 16-year-old son’s bedroom to discover a military calendar hanging on the wall. It highlighted young men and women in combat fatigues, fighter jets, an aircraft carrier battle group and plenty of American flags. I...

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A Message From Heaven: God Is The Only Way To Peace

Jesus said to his first disciples, and to all future disciples, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you.” But political leaders, governments, corporations and countless people seek the false and fleeting peace of the world which seduces the...

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Our Common Home Really Needs Your Help!

“A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system,” warns Pope Francis in his landmark environmental encyclical Laudato Si (“On Care for Our Common Home”).  Indeed, the scientific consensus is very solid. According to the...

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A Resurrected Vision For Our Suffering Sick World

Although it is Easter season, for much of the world it still feels like Good Friday. Countless people throughout the world continue to carry painfully heavy crosses – crosses overwhelming due to man’s inhumanity to man. Sin, which starts in each individual human heart, if not repented of,...

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Pope Paul’s Encyclical, King’s Speech, More Relevant Than Ever

Fifty years ago, Blessed Pope Paul VI gave to the world a truly prophetic encyclical letter Populorum Progressio (“The Development of Peoples), and just days later Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his powerful speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” As kindred spirits in...

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Walking In The Footsteps Of Migrants

Recently I was given a unique opportunity to taste some of the bitter hardships endured by fellow human beings fleeing drug-gang violence, oppressive poverty and economic injustice south of the U.S. border. The day after a talk I gave at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish in Tucson, Arizona,...