CATHOLIC PEACE MOVEMENT

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A Regional Section of  Pax Christi USA and Pax Christi International

 

Act justly.

Love mercy.

Walk humbly with your God. 

 

 

 

Pandemic,

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider Sabbath –
the most sacred of times?

Cease from travel.

Cease from buying and selling.

Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.

Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.

Center down.

And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.

Know that we are connected
in ways that we are terrifying and beautiful.
(We can hardly deny it now.)

Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has become clear.)

Do not reach out your hands.

Reach out your heart.

Reach out your words.

Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.

Promise the world your love –
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.

– Lynn Ungar 3/11/20

 

Pax Christi USA joins 60+ organization in telling Congress: No more COVID-19 money for the Pentagon

April 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — Congressional leadership must ensure that future COVID-19 response bills do not include any additional funds for the Pentagon, 61 organizations representing pro-diplomacy, veteran, faith, environmental, and anti-war communities, and more, from across the country, said in a letter today.

The letter, led by Win Without War, states that the Pentagon’s $756 billion budget provides more than enough resources to respond to the crisis caused by the pandemic. While there may be a limited role for the Pentagon in responding to the crisis — by, for example, aiding with construction of hospitals — the letter’s signers agree that these activities should be funded by the already-oversized Pentagon budget.

Read full article.

 

 


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she moves me

 

blogging for mother earth

 

by 

 

Pax Christi Florida Member, Jim Rucquoi

i want to sit on this rock with you awhile, friend, think out loud a bit. first up, these new readings i’ve bumped into that continue to shake me awake. ever since starting out on my bike three years ago for mother earth, mother’s been whispering in my ear something fierce. after climate ride california last year i can think of little else. scattered news of old that held me in its addictive clutches fails to move me anymore. you move me, mother, front & center at last. Please click here to read Jim’s blog.


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