Sixty-eight years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Turkson, speaks of achieving peace through inclusion and integration at the "Ten Days for Peace" initiative in Japan. Father Milani and Father Zabelka also offer reflections on this tragic event.
At the Vatican, Pope Francis encourages promoting mutual respect through education between Muslims and Christians. The involvement of young Catholics continues to be impressive, even after the conclusion of World Youth Day, as Pope Francis remarks that young people are encountering the living Jesus and the Gospel is a message of hope and mercy.
Eva Piper discusses how she found God after her husband's near death experience in her book "A Walk Through the Dark."
John A. Coleman, S.J. remembers Robert N. Bellah.
Chicago sees pension crisis drawing near.