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 […]
Jesus’ point in Mt 5:38-42 appears to be that we are not to retaliate for evil done to us, and when someone imposes on us, we are to accept the imposition and even go beyond the minimum demanded.
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.”
by Art Laffin, Teacher of Peace Shout out, don’t hold back. Lift up your voice like a trumpet. Announce to my people their rebellion, To the nation their sins. Yet, day after day, the rulers and countless people invoke my name, as if they practiced righteousness and did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They […]