Tag: Peace

Gott mit uns

Pope Francis spoke to soldiers recently saying: “The world needs you, especially at this dark moment in our history. We need men and women of faith capable of putting weapons at the service of peace and brotherhood.” Like most of us, I recognize...

Peaceful Communities

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (John 20:19) The first thing that might strike...

Praying with a Lenten Pastoral Letter

During the Masses of February 17th and 18th, I had the grace of reading the Pastoral Letter for Lent 2024 written by the Maltese Bishops, namely Msgr. Charles J. Scicluna, the Archbishop of Malta, Msgr. Anton Teuma, Bishop of Gozo as well as Msgr...

War and the Prince of Peace

I just made a huge dent in my Christmas card list with still a week to go. In Georgia, I have not seen any Christmas cards, even the secular ones for sale. I tried to buy Christmas stamps at the local Post Office and they were out of them, even the...

Confronting the Wolves of Our World

On the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are given many orders: we are ordered to rejoice with Jerusalem (a figure of the Church); to be glad because of her; to pray the Master of the harvest to send laborers for his harvest; to be on our way;...

Christ’s Peace

Many people have heard of the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, which commemorates the heroic but doomed attack of a British cavalry unit that suffered disaster while charging Russian defenses during the Crimean War in...

Two Shepherds Call for Peace

The recent invasion of Ukraine at the hands of Russian forces brought heaps of condemnation worldwide. This barbaric act, plainly violating the legitimate sovereignty of a country and its people who have the right to determine its future, not only...

The Outcry for Justice and Peace

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine. It is ironic that this despicable act of aggression was initiated on a Thursday, the day when in the Rosary we contemplate the mysteries of light. The worsening situation in Ukraine, as...