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.
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.
Our full-page ad will appear in the Oct. 7 issue of theNational Catholic Reporter with more than 300 individual and organizational signatures. Watch for it!
Thanks to the enthusiastic response, we’ll also be able to carry your passion for peace to the U.S. bishops’ annual meeting in November.
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.
Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore has endorsed this statement from the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM): SILVER SPRING (March 30, 2016). As Catholic men religious leaders in the U.S., we are disciples of Jesus Christ who calls us to offer mercy by entering into chaos to cultivate transformation and healing. The injustice and violence […]