We need more than ‘thoughts and prayers’; we need gun background checks

by Johnny Zokovitchin National Catholic Reporter NOTE: This op-ed was written prior to the events in Atlanta this week. While the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate our nation's health and political news, we need to be looking ahead at some of the issues that have affected our society for decades, such as gun violence. Since … Continue reading We need more than ‘thoughts and prayers’; we need gun background checks

Biden’s first 100 days full of opportunities for gun safety

NCR Ed. note:¬†In the weeks preceding the inauguration of the country's second Catholic president, National Catholic Reporter asked Catholic politicians, activists and scholars to offer advice to President-elect Joe Biden in a series that takes its title from Pope Francis' encyclical¬†Fratelli Tutti: "Building a Common Future." by Johnny ZokovitchExecutive Director, Pax Christi USA President-elect Joe … Continue reading Biden’s first 100 days full of opportunities for gun safety