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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!

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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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Highlights

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.

Conflict Transformation: A Reflection

In order to retain one’s own wellness, a peacebuilder must also exercise self-care. Situations of conflict can be immensely stressful, so peacebuilders need to know when to step back and take some time for self-care.

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Nonviolence – Jesus’ Third Way

Jesus’ teachings about loving one’s enemies and turning the other cheek have nothing to do with being passive in the face of injustice or acquiescing to evil. Rather, they have everything to do with standing up to evil and injustice, offering a “third way” to respond to conflict other than fighting back violently or running away.

Notre Dame Goes Spiritually Gaga

By Emmanuel Charles McCarthy
When one has far more than he or she needs to live and another does not have enough to survive (one person dies every nine seconds of starvation in this world, and that is just the beginning of humanly created deprivation), the only way he or she or they can hang onto their excess is by the gun.

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