Making a Difference: Whether it's on an individual, city, national or international level, violence always dishonors God and makes bad situations worse.
Memorial Day: I love my country. I marched in and still cry at parades. My dad was a World War II veteran. But I abhor war.
In our first lesson today, we have an incident that shows how the first disciples of Jesus were beginning to carry out the work of Jesus. If you think about it, you can really imagine how distressed those officials in that courtroom must have been, how upset. They thought they had killed Jesus. What's this? Now people are going out now and in his name -- that is, with his power -- acting as he did. They're continuing to do the same thing he did.
Making a Difference: The secular world's view of peace is often referred to as "peace through strength" -- military strength.
Bix, as he was called by nearly all who knew him, "has fearlessly proclaimed a message of peace and worked tirelessly for the poor."
At the People's Climate March in New York in September, Veterans for Peace board member Margaret Stevens introduced the new Veterans for Peace vision: Peace at Home, Peace Abroad.
Peace is a gift that comes through prayer and through small daily efforts to sow harmony in one's family, parish and community, Pope Francis said.
"At the beginning of this new year, we are all called to reignite in our hearts a spark of hope, which must be translated into concrete works of peace: You don't get along with that person? Make peace. In your home? Make peace. In the community? Make peace. At work? Make peace," he said Sunday during his midday recitation of the Angelus.
Book review: Jesus "not only rejected violence as a personal option; he also fought the structural violence that was embedded in the institutions of his nation."
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Rosemarie Pace has been the face of Pax Christi Metro New York for 14 years. "Peace is as fundamental to our faith as any other issue."
Making a Difference: Archbishop Joseph Tobin and Bishop John Michael Botean discussed a shift from a "just war" to a "just peace" doctrine.