Video: The Life and Witness of Ben Salmon

from DePaul University's Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology Watch the video below for a great introduction to Ben Salmon by Michael J. Baxter. On Christmas Day 1917, Ben Salmon, a young Catholic husband and father in Denver, refused the draft into World War I. He was consequently arrested, placed in military prison, and … Continue reading Video: The Life and Witness of Ben Salmon

Catholic conscience and nuclear weapons

by Joseph J. FaheyPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace This essay briefly explores the history of Catholic ethics on war and peace. It then discusses Catholic social teaching regarding nuclear weapons, and the movement from conditional acceptance to the position of the unacceptability of even possessing nuclear weapons because they are intrinsically evil. The essay … Continue reading Catholic conscience and nuclear weapons