REFLECTION: Choosing a presidential candidate

by Fr. John S. Rausch, Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace (This article originally appeared in a Peaceweavings in 2004.) When George Ryan ran for governor of Illinois in 1998, he brought to the gubernatorial race impeccable credentials as a Midwestern conservative. A Republican pharmacist from Kankakee, he joined the Illinois legislature in 1970 as a law and order candidate. Later, he … Continue reading REFLECTION: Choosing a presidential candidate

ELECTION 2012: Paying attention

by Nick Mele Pax Christi USA National Council member The weeks between the two party conventions and the first of the presidential debates are a good time to consider what two candidates share. From their acceptance speeches and other statements each has made throughout the campaign, President Obama and Governor Romney believe America's power depends on … Continue reading ELECTION 2012: Paying attention