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There is little evidence that Pope Francis is rethinking the “just war” doctrine, writes columnist Steve Kent. The pope was not talking recently about a traditional war between nations but about a criminal force of fanatical militants using crimes against humanity.
After you get a bucket of ice water dumped over your head to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease, direct your donation away from embryonic stem cell research, writes CatholicPhilly.com editor Matthew Gambino.
The New York City mayor found a way to offend Catholics and Jews by dictating how they should run religious preschools — without religion. If the rules seem weird to John Garvey, what about 4 year olds?
As members of Congress enjoy a five-week break at home to campaign for re-election so they can return to Congress and continue to do nothing, Steve Kent recalls a time when thousands of refugees were welcomed to the U.S.
Up to a 1.5 billion children in the world experience the trauma of war, abuse, displacement from home into hostile environments, loss of parents and siblings, brutal maiming and other horrors. Carolyn Woo knows there is a price to be paid for failing our children.
Once, during a trip to New York City, some friends and I stopped into a restaurant on Seventh Avenue for dinner. I was happily slurping down my pho, a Vietnamese noodle dish, when I heard a familiar voice. The comedian Robin Williams — Mrs. Doubtfire himself — was sitting less than 10 feet away, telling hilarious stories to friends gathered around his dinner table.
An editorial in a Jesuit magazine argues longer jail terms through tougher criminal penalties do not solve social problems or reduce crime rates, and may cause serious social problems — a view shared by the most prominent Jesuit, Pope Francis.
Columnist Steve Kent is incensed by the back-and-forth violence in Gaza in which innocents suffer and die. Obscene cease-fires that allow time to reload, not seek to peace, are the height of hypocrisy.