STATEMENT: Pax Christi USA official statement on the shooting massacre at Umpqua Community College in Oregon

It is impossible for anyone to be stunned anymore when the media reports another shooting massacre in our country. It is a profoundly sad reality that gun violence, like the shooting which occurred at an Oregon community college yesterday, is now so commonplace that it is difficult to remember and recall all of the mass … Continue reading STATEMENT: Pax Christi USA official statement on the shooting massacre at Umpqua Community College in Oregon

REFLECTION: Charleston church witnesses to a love stronger than death

by Christine Schenk, NCR Like much of the country, I have been transfixed these past weeks by the tragedy unfolding in Charleston, S.C. First, I groaned with despair as blatant, violent racism held me in its icy grip. I, who grew up in the midst of civil rights marches, assassinations -- and hard-won victories, -- … Continue reading REFLECTION: Charleston church witnesses to a love stronger than death