The US nuclear arsenal gobbles up massive resources for death that should be used for human life. For decades, Catholic activists have put their bodies on the line to insist we dismantle that arsenal.
Eileen Markey is a reporter and the author of A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sr. Maura (Nation 2016). She teaches journalism at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
The Catholic Church’s canonization of Oscar Romero is a welcome embrace of faith for the many, not the few. But the martyred lay Catholics who fought and died for liberation in Central America deserve recognition, too.