Optimism For Diplomacy

The release of five American prisoners held in Iran was the culmination of a sustained diplomacy between the US and Iran.  By directly engaging with Iran, the US was able to secure a landmark nuclear deal, lift the economic sanctions in Iran and secure a prisoner exchange program. There is hope that in this environment of... Continue Reading →


“To Build As One, The Greatest Common Good”

Pope Francis, the first pope to address the American Congress, called for solidarity for the common good with dialogue, compassion and shared responsibility to restore hope and promote the well being of all peoples. He cited four Americans, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton who exemplified America as a land... Continue Reading →

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