REFLECTION: Days of anonymity are no more for Merton, Day

by Patrick O'Neill Following his speech before a joint session of Congress last Thursday, Pope Francis had plenty of people turning to their internet search engines to find the identities of two Catholics whose names the pontiff mentioned in the same sentence with Lincoln and Martin Luther King. Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton -- two … Continue reading REFLECTION: Days of anonymity are no more for Merton, Day

REFLECTION: 30 years later, nuclear threat gives urgency to plea for peace

by Patrick O'Neill Thirty years ago this week, the mug shots of eight people were splashed across the front page of the Orlando Sentinel, mine among them. Calling ourselves the Pershing Plowshares, we had taken part in a spectacular Easter Sunday break-in of the then-Martin Marietta Corp. plant on Sand Lake Road as part of an anti-nuclear-weapons protest. At … Continue reading REFLECTION: 30 years later, nuclear threat gives urgency to plea for peace