Voices
David Carroll Cochran is a professor of politics, the director of the Archbishop Kucera Center and the co-director of the peace and justice minor at Loras College, in Dubuque, Iowa.
Politics & SocietyFaith and Reason
David Carroll Cochran
The best argument against just war theory’s continuing place in Catholic teaching may not be that it is necessarily wrong in theory, but that it misunderstands the realities of war and peace today.
Jürgen Klopp, coach of the Liverpool Football Club, at the team’s trophy parade after winning the Champions League in 2019. (Pete, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
David Carroll Cochran
Liverpool F.C. is the most Catholic team in the most Catholic sport.
ON THE FRONT LINES. The Rev. Carl Subler, a U.S. Army chaplain, distributes Communion in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, in 2009.
David Carroll Cochran
At age 16, Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, was drafted into Hitler’s military. He was assigned to an anti-aircraft unit outside of Munich that targeted Allied bombers, a job Ratzinger described as bringing “many an unpleasantness, particularly for so nonmilitary a person
Books
David Carroll Cochran
Jason Brennan argues that if citizens vote, they have an obligation to do it well.
David Carroll Cochran
New voter ID laws subvert democracy and Catholic teaching.