Pope calls for world day of prayer for peace as catastrophe looms in Gaza

Warning against a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and ongoing conflicts elsewhere, Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting, penance and prayer for peace in the world Oct. 27.
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Where Is the Peace?

Reflect In his poem “The Peace of Wild Things,” Wendell Berry writes about how peace can be found and experienced in the wild things found in nature. There is something healing, even freeing, about resting in the grace and beauty ...
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People in Jerusalem take part in the "March of the Nations" March 15 in which Christians from around the world demonstrate against anti-Semitism. (CNS photo/Ronen Zvulun, Reuters) See ANTI-SEMITISM-LETTER May 17, 2018.

Anti-Semitism Wounds Us All

Anti-Semitism is rising in the United States and worldwide. How do we combat it?
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Peace I Leave You

“Peace I leave you, my peace I give to you,” Jesus tells the apostles. Some days are so hectic and stressful that there is no peace. But then I hear Jesus’ voice, and I know that with him, peace is ...
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Rebuilding the Kingdom

Reflect The political divide in this country grows wider by the day—and the infighting is deafening. In smaller ways, though, our own relationships can mirror such a divide. What can you do to ease tensions in your community or family? ...
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A woman and other members of the Ukrainian community participate in a candlelight vigil in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington Feb. 24, 2023, to mark the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (OSV News photo/Anna Rose Layden, Reuters)

Ukraine’s healing needs justice, repentance, say experts

Healing the wounds of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine requires decades of effort -- and a willingness to face human suffering at a staggering scale, said experts at a Feb. 23 panel discussion hosted by the Lumen Christi Institute at ...
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