- Jan 25, 2021
For the first time in six years, Pax Christi USA has a bishop president. Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, has joined the national council of the Catholic peace organization.
Though disagreement may be inevitable, one can disagree without belittling the other. That seems to be getting more and more difficult in the U.S. A group of Catholic leaders have given their advice on how to act Christian in a polarized nation.
The real work ahead under a new UN treaty banning the possession of nuclear weapons is getting the world’s nuclear-weapons possessing countries and dozens more that fall under the so-called “nuclear umbrella” to take seriously the call to reduce and eventually rid the world of ballistic arsenals, according to Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International.
Christian leaders across the United States have been using Holy Week liturgies to draw attention to the social issues affecting the country. Los Angeles Archbishop Joes H. Gomez said Holy Week is meant to remind Catholics what it means to be a Christian in today’s world and how they can bring hope and possibility to an uncertain society.
For the first time, the Pax Christi award has been given to two Pakistani human rights groups which have been a key part of the struggle for the rights of minorities in that country.
In the wake of one of the most violent and painful summers in recent memory, much of it stoked by perceptions of racism, Catholic leaders across America are mobilizing to promote healing and reconciliation, including a new task force of the U.S. bishops.