Sojourners Pursuing peace is hard and long work; but our country needs to break out of the old habits of war. President Obama’s renewed focus on diplomatic options is a step in the right direction. Please sign a petition to let him know that people across the country stand for peace, and support diplomatic solutions [...]
St. Francis’ Feast Day Celebrate in many ways! On October 4th, Fr. Lannon will preside at noon Mass in St. John’s Church. Following Mass enjoy a complimentary lunch, discussion and sustainability fair in Lower Saint John’s Church. We will be highlighting the opportunity to sign the St. Francis Climate Pledge found here.
Join us for a panel discussion about Syria on Sept. 22 from 6-8pm in Lower Saint John’s! Panelists will include Dr. John Calvert, Dr. Philip Meeks, Dr. Roger Bergman, and Antwan “Tony” Homsi S.J. who are from a variety of backgrounds and have various knowledge regarding historical context, ethics, and the current events of Syria. [...]
Catholics Confront Global Poverty Would you like to support a ceasefire and negotiations for peace in Syria instead of military force? Click here to send a message to your senators and representative calling for peace!
Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty On Thursday, September 26th, from 7-7:30pm, in the Harper Center Auditorium, Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty will have its Annual Reception and Silent Auction. The night will include keynote speaker Bud Welch Coward whose daughter, Julie, was killed in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building [...]
USCCB The Obama Administration’s contraceptive/abortifacient/sterilization mandate will begin to be enforced against nonprofit religious schools, charities and health care providers on August 1. In the days to come, Congress must decide whether to address this problem through must-pass legislation before that deadline. Members of the House should be urged to include the Health Care Conscience [...]
USCCB The US bishops call for all people to work for a culture of life, and to do more to end violence in our homes. In particular, legislators should: Support measures that control the sale and use of firearms; support measures that make guns safer (especially efforts to prevent their unsupervised use by children and [...]
Amnesty International Saudi Arabian national Abdullah al-Qahtani is at imminent risk of execution in Iraq. He is one of six men accused of taking part in an armed raid on a Baghdad shop in 2009. While al-Qahtani and his co-defendants confessed to being members of al-Qa’ida, it was only after they were subjected to brutal [...]
Catholics Confront Global Poverty Thank President Obama for reaffirming our commitment to peace in the Holy Land! Tell the President that his recent trip to the region has sparked hope as well as opened a window of opportunity. Let him know that you support that the United States exercises strong, persistent leadership to reach a [...]
Today is a cause for remembrance and reflection on peace in our country. On January 31, 1950–63 years ago today–President Truman announced his intention to support the creation of a hydrogen bomb, which is speculated to be hundreds of times more powerful than the nuclear bombs that had been dropped on Japan only 5 years [...]