Violence Will Not Have the Last Word

Lost for Words When a compatriot of mine killed fifty people at worship in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15 March 2019, I had no words for the horror, the anger, the grief, the sadness. No words for the shame that one of us could do such a thing, no words for my steadfast […]

Gospel Nonviolence Reflection Guide Advent 2016

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns offers a reflection guide for Advent 2016. The theme is Gospel nonviolence. The guide contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the discussions by Catholic peacemakers who attended the landmark Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome in April 2016. Download the Advent […]

Cultivating a 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 […]