Tagged: Peace

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What is robbing you of peace?

A reflection on the Sunday readings for March 7, 2021 — the Third Sunday in Lent You’re watching the evening news and there is a story about an elderly woman who was mugged on the street in broad daylight. The mugger...

What is robbing you of peace?
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Christ Is Our Peace

“Christ is our peace,” says St. Paul in his Letter to the Ephesians (2:14), but peace eludes us. Our quest to uproot injustice inevitably reveals more deep-seated injustices even while new ones continue to crop up. The problem is sin....

Christ Is Our Peace

Peace Is Achieved in Respectful Conflict

Our world is in need of peace. All around the globe, and especially in the United States, we see the rotten fruits of a society that is not at peace. There is violence in the streets, rage on social media,...

Peace Is Achieved in Respectful Conflict

A New Pacem in Terris

Fratelli Tutti, the newly-published encyclical, must be read carefully to be properly understood. We must avoid the risk of trivialization that focuses on two or three points and reduces the document to little more than a series of pious intentions....

A New Pacem in Terris

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Quest for Peace

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagaski are infamous examples of mass destruction of human life during wartime. Two dates this month—August 6 and August 9—mark the 75th anniversaries of the bombings. On the first of the two anniversaries I...

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Quest for Peace

Catholic women: witnesses of peace

“Even in the face of serious social discrimination, holy women have acted ‘freely,’ strengthened by their union with Christ. …In every age and in every country we find many ‘perfect’ women (cf. Prov. 31:10) who, despite persecution, difficulties and discrimination,...

Catholic women: witnesses of peace

Happy Easter from WPI!

“We Christians believe and know that Christ’s resurrection is the true hope of the world, the hope that does not disappoint. It is the power of the grain of wheat, the power of that love which humbles itself and gives...

Happy Easter from WPI!