Non-Violence

Thumbnail lyndon johnson and martin luther king  jr.   voting rights act A king’s advice to the president

I believe it is no mere coincidence that the U.S. national holiday celebrating the inspiring life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan. 16) is...

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Thumbnail hacksaw ridge 01 A matter of faith and conviction

If ever there was a war film more frighteningly violent than Stephen Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan,” it is Mel Gibson's “Hacksaw Ridge.” The...

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The Catholic Church preaches, teaches and practices total nonviolence. This statement is not true regarding the Catholic Church today. But it...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 427342003 Disarming the world

In the Garden of Gethsemane, as Jesus was prayerfully agonizing over his impending violent death, a large crowd with swords and clubs sent by the...

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Thumbnail movie   hacksaw ridge Hacksaw Ridge

“Hacksaw Ridge” (Summit) recounts the extraordinary heroism of Army medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield) during the Battle of Okinawa in the...

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Thumbnail candle vigil credit coloneljohnbritt via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 12 14 How the US bishops' anti-racism committee will address social problems

Racism is not going away. Catholics can’t pretend that it will just disappear, the chair of the U.S. bishops’ new anti-racism committee said on...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square during the wednesday general audience on may 28 2014 credit daniel ibez cna 7 cna 5 28 14 In a world torn by conflict, nonviolence is a Christian requirement, Pope says

Vatican City, Dec 12, 2016 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to the many conflicts splintering different parts of the world, Pope Francis...

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Thumbnail hacksaw ridge 02 Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is best film of year so far

When World War II Army medic Desmond Doss prayed, “Lord, let me get one more,” he wasn’t asking God to help him take an enemy’s life, but rather to...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 558113467 My personal story as a Catholic conscientious objector

As I was trying to discern what God wanted me to write about, I walked into my 16-year-old son’s bedroom to discover a military calendar hanging on...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square during his sept 9 2015 general audience credit daniel ibaez cna Nonviolent politics to be the focus of next World Day of Peace

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2016 / 05:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Announced Friday, the theme Pope Francis selected for the 2017 World Day of Peace focuses...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square at the general audience on oct 19 2016 credit lucia ballester 11 cna Pope Francis encourages successful dialogue at Nobel Peace summit

Vatican City, Feb 3, 2017 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On behalf of Pope Francis, the Vatican's Secretary of State sent a message encouraging the...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 465220664 Reflecting on Pope Francis’ 2017 World Day of Peace message

“May charity and nonviolence govern how we treat each other as individuals, within society and in international life.” This statement written by...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 399720040 Seven bishops, one abbot, and a psychiatrist dialogue with peace activists

During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops’ fall assembly in Baltimore, several bishops and one abbot, gathered with about 25 peace activists – myself...

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Thumbnail a ceremony at a church being constructed in kandhamal district odisha india credit aid to the church in need cna The Church in India – a shining light for all to see

Bhubaneswar, India, Jan 14, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- India is a country of more than 1.2 billion people, with Christians accounting for...

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Thumbnail 20170918t1454 11557 cns st louis verdict The power of love

Our long, difficult summer in this country seems to continue without end. Even as the violence of Charlottesville and its aftermath still weigh...

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Thumbnail 20151128t2020 27 cns pope uganda martyrs Vatican conference urges church to abandon “just war” theory

In John 14:27, on the night before his execution, Jesus said to his disciples, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world...

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