How does the creation and stockpiling of weapons offend human dignity in your region? In what ways are nuclear weapons, land mines, and other indiscriminate weapons harming life right now? Why don’t nations disarm?
Each year the Catholic Church in Japan observes ten days for peace from 6 -15 August. Here is the message for Ten Days of Peace 2012 from the President of the Japanese Catholic Bishops Conference. Please join in by praying for those who died in the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and for peace […]
Context When Pope John XXIII issued Pacem in Terris in 1963, the Second Vatican Council was still in progress. It was the time of the Cold War, the erection of the Berlin Wall, and a growing threat of nuclear war. In fact Pacem in Terris was a response to the Cuban missile crisis in which […]