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St. Vincent de Paul and Peace

Saint Vincent, who had dedicated his life to the poor, was especially concerned about those persons who were overwhelmed by war.

The Pay It Forward Plan for Peace

Jesus’ mission was all abou teaching us to pay it forward. After all, God has first loved us and wants us to share that gift in our lives! Isn’t this what Jesus did? And it changed and is changing the world!

Advent: A Season of Peace

Fr. Robert Maloney, CM reflects on peace as a theme of Advent.

Systemic Change In a Time of National Unrest

“Respect for minorities is to be considered the touchstone of social harmony and the index of the civic maturity attained by a country and its institutions” St. John Paul II

Francis – Fraternity and Peace

“In this, my first Message for the World Day of Peace, I wish to offer to everyone, individuals and peoples, my best wishes for a life filled with joy and hope. In the heart of every man and woman is the desire for a full life, including that irrepressible longing for fraternity which draws us to fellowship with others and enables us to see them not as enemies or rivals, but as brothers and sisters to be accepted and embraced.”

Pope’s 10 phrases for peace

Catholic News Service picks 10 quotable quotes from the Pope's Message fot Peace Day Pope Francis’ first message for the World Day of Peace is out and will soon be distributed to heads of state around the world. Here’s a list of some of the quotes that grabbed us most...

History of Papal Peacemaking

History of Papal Peacemaking

Francis X. Rocca of the Catholic News Service  writes, ... On the first visit by a pope to the United Nations, in 1965, Pope Paul VI memorably called for "No more war, war never again." Blessed John Paul II was a constant campaigner for peace, calling the interfaith...

Pope writes to Putin

Pope writes to Putin

Pope Francis wrote to President Putin with the expectation that his words be shared with the others at the g20 Summit. “It is regrettable that, from the very beginning of the conflict in Syria, one-sided interests have prevailed and in fact hindered the search for a...

Pope writes to Putin

Pope – Day of prayer/fasting for peace

Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire Mideast region, and throughout the whole world to be held this coming Saturday, September 7th, 2013. Speaking ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer with pilgrims gathered in St...

Vincentian perspectives on violence

Vincentian perspectives on violence

Given all the blood that is being shed today it might be easy to forget that Vincent was not no stranger to bloodshed and war. So it is legitimate to ask "What would Vincent do" (WWVD) or better yet, "What did Vincent do?" We are blessed with an article "Vincent de...

Tell me your friends….

Tell me your friends….

People Jesus associated with In Jesus' time there were: People exploited by an unjust system. Growing unemployment. Impoverishment and growing debts. Powerful rich people who were unconcerned with the poverty of their brothers and sisters. Social tensions and...

The surprising history of Mother’s Day!

The surprising history of Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day began as a protest against violence. View this brief video reflection on Mothers Day presented by Worship House Media Mothers Day Central offers the following background.. History of American Celebration When the first English settlers came to America,...

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