REFLECTION: America’s obsession with violence and guns

by Tony Magliano From abortion to war, vigilante militias to hate groups, angry language to road rage, computer games to movies, violence holds so much of American society in its deadly grip. Countless numbers of Americans have either become violent, are insensitive to the grave harm violence brings, or are entertained by it. These easily … Continue reading REFLECTION: America’s obsession with violence and guns

REFLECTION: Who’s protecting whom from what? Who’s protecting what from whom?

by Joan Chitister, OSB Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Here's an American statistic for you about "American exceptionalism" that seems to get lost under the headlines about a slowly recovering economy and a growing number of billionaires. This figure -- at least between attempted massacres like in Austin, Texas, Virginia Tech, Columbine, Aurora and … Continue reading REFLECTION: Who’s protecting whom from what? Who’s protecting what from whom?