by Tony Magliano Recently I was given a unique opportunity to experience some of the bitter hardships endured by fellow human beings fleeing drug-gang violence, oppressive poverty and economic injustice south of the U.S. border. The day after a talk I gave at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish in Tucson, Arizona, I entered into a […]

Wednesday, March 22 Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9, Matthew 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17 by Bernadette O’Neill Today’s readings in both the Hebrew and Greek Testament speak at length about laws, statutes, decrees, and commands. Many […]

That Pope Francis consciously chose “nonviolence” as the theme of his message to the world on New Year ’s Day, 2017, is in itself a powerful fact. The Pope unabashedly pointed out that “(Jesus)… taught his disciples to love their enemies and to turn the other cheek. … Jesus marked out the path of nonviolence. He walked that path to the very end, to the cross.”

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