St Joseph Vaz is the first Sri Lankan saint to be formally recognized by the Church. In the homily at the Mass for his canonization, Pope Francis said that St Joseph Vaz “shows us the importance of transcending religious divisions in the service of peace”. Do you know people whose… Read More »St Joseph Vaz
culture of peace
The United Nations has designated 21 September the International Day of Peace. In this CatholicCare reflection I look at ways in which we can cultivate a culture of peace.
How can We Cultivate a Culture of Peace?
Sometimes it seems that the whole world has gone crazy: passenger planes shot out of the sky; schools and hospitals shelled; people expelled from their home countries because of their religion; intentionally cruel policies towards people in need, including children. We can feel overwhelmed and helpless. We may be tempted to succumb to what Pope Francis has called a ‘culture of indifference’ -blocking out the pain of it all and avoiding any sense of responsibility to respond.Read More »Cultivating a Culture of Peace
In a statement for the annual observation of 10 Days for Peace, the Japanese Catholic Bishops say that peaceful coexistence cannot be protected by wars. Read the full statement here. Which situations in the world do you think the Japanese Bishops were thinking of when they said this? Where do… Read More »Wars Threaten Peaceful Coexistence