The 2017 World Day of Peace Message: Our Magna Carta

Pope Francis’s exhortation on January 1st, 2017, the “World Day of Peace” gives us hope for what is possible. Pope Francis shows us how Jesus lived in violent times and yet he never took part in that violence, but he promoted peace even to his death. In this New Year of 2017 we remain committed to this movement of nonviolence in our lives and in all that we do.

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Two Obvious Ways the Knights of Columbus Serves as a Counter-Witness to the Gospel

Columbus Day is a fitting time to reflect on ways that the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Church’s largest fraternal service organization, serves as both a witness and a counter-witness to the gospel.

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Please Contact Your Bishop

If you signed on to our NCR ad, and even if you did not, we hope you’ll contact your bishop personally and encourage him to read the Appeal and heed it. Included is a sample letter to use as a starting point. Make it your own as you choose. Thank you for all you are doing to promote peace and nonviolence in this Year of Mercy and beyond!

Is the Just War Tradition Compatible with the New Testament?

Can anyone seriously imagine Jesus pulling out a sword and hacking and thrusting his way through the stone throwers? The notion that Christians can wage war as long as they kill with love for the enemy in their hearts is as foreign to the New Testament as it is to reason and experience.

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God in the Spaces

God who sees all spaces, you see the space between what we need and what we get, the space between the hunger and the nourishment provided, the space between our hopes and what actually happens. You see the cracks in our life out of which tears flow. Help us to live through these spaces with […]

The Canticle of the Creatures

Most High, all powerful, good Lord, Yours are the praises, the glory, the honor, and all blessing. To You alone, Most High, do they belong, and no man is worthy to mention Your name. Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures, especially through my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give […]

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