Fr. Michael Pfleger, a Catholic leader organizing against gun violence in Chicago, was viciously attacked by the local chapter of the NRA. In an effort to smear his character, the Illinois State Rifle Association compared Fr. Pfleger to ISIS, a notorious terrorist organization that recently beheaded two Americans.
My commitments to peace, feminism, and environmentalism grow from the same root. Every creature of God is holy. Yet through humanity’s long, tragic history, the rulers of the earth have treated the earth like a woman, and treated women like dirt. You’ll choose your own message and your own time and place. Here’s mine. The fossil fuel lobby is powerful. The President of the United States is powerful. But the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.
By Mary Liepold, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore. October 4 was the Feast of St. Francis, patron of ecology and celibate father of the ever-green, 800-year-old Franciscan movement with all its exuberant shoots and branches.
O God, you are the source of life and peace. Praised be your name forever. We know it is you who turn our minds to thoughts of peace. Hear our prayer in this time of war. Your power changes hearts. Muslims, Christians, and Jews remember, and profoundly affirm, that they are followers of the one […]