Peter Steinfels is a former editor of Commonweal magazine and religion reporter and columnist for The New York Times. In 2004, he and Margaret O’Brien Steinfels founded the Center for Religion and Culture at Fordham University.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
The bishops’ conciliatory statements are being overshadowed by the specter of punitive cruelty toward women confronting crisis pregnancies. They must speak out again.
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To those of us who campaigned against the Vietnam War as unjust and unwinnable, Daniel Ellsberg was a hero.
Did religious bodies that once wrestled with the morality of Vietnam war learn any lasting lesson?