The author describes how he bucked his Irish-Catholic childhood Tradition and went on on a transformative journey as a Maryknoll missionary with cross-cultural and inter-religious ramification, into realms of spiritual growth beyond imagining. And a successful search for his Dad that marked his whole life. And back again to savor the joy of sharing these riches with one and all.
Theologian/author William Frazier examines the death of Jesus and peacemaking, making two points: (1) peace is our most direct route into the soteriological world, and (2) the vast majority of Christian commentators rarely, if ever, do more than rather vague, generic justice to the New Testament message about peace.
"Renunciation" tells the story of Chaplain (Capt.) Charles Liteky, a Catholic chaplain who was awarded and then renounced and returned the Medal of Honor. As he became aware of the true nature and reasons for the war in Vietnam and after seeing the effects of U.S. government policies in Central America (and, later, Iraq), he became the only Medal of Honor recipient to renounce this honor.