Re-Commitment to Gospel Non-Violence

Leadership Team Liaison: Bernie Survil

Active Members: Harry Bury (Chair), Bernie Survil (Co-chair), Bob Cushing, Doug Doussan

Purpose: To invite and occasion personal and organizational re-commitment to Gospel Non-Violence in response to the "Appeal to the Catholic Church" issued in April, 2016 by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace together with Pax Christi International.

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Pope Francis: Death Penalty is 'contrary to the Gospel'

READ the English text of the pope's statement from Vatican Radio: The Word of God cannot be moth-balled

• Revising the Catechism:  READ a report from Catholic News Service

• Regarding religious liberty, slavery and the death penalty, 'Pope Francis is not only Catholic but also he is also more Ratzingerian than his neo-traditionalist critics' — says Massimo Faggioli. READ his column here from La Croix International

••• WEBSITE LINK Ben Salmon, Catholic Conscientious Objector •••

Read U.S. Catholic, on non-violence: Is it time for the Church to reconsider its approach to peace?

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