Patrick O'Neill

Patrick O'Neill is an author at Religion News Service.

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Tom Cornell, Catholic worker and Dorothy Day lieutenant, dies at 88

By Patrick O'Neill — August 3, 2022
(RNS) — An author and lecturer, Cornell spent his life promoting nonviolence, conscientious objection and the Catholic 'Works of Mercy' that represent the core values of the Catholic Worker Movement.

Abortion ruling cramps welcoming spirit at Wild Goose Festival

By Patrick O'Neill — July 15, 2022
(RNS) — Consistent Life Network has sponsored a table at the progressive Christian festival since 2013 but was nearly deprived of its spot this year.

Ardeth Platte, Dominican nun dedicated to no-nukes cause, dies at 84

By Patrick O'Neill — September 30, 2020
(RNS) — She spent years in prison for nonviolent civil disobedience and later served as an inspiration for a character on the popular Netflix show ‘Orange Is the New Black.’

11 years in prison: A Catholic priest serves time for crimes of conscience

By Patrick O'Neill — September 24, 2020
(RNS) — The Rev. Stephen Kelly’s primary purpose in life is to resist nuclear weapons and war by putting his body on the line.
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