Re-Commitment to Gospel Non-Violence
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.
This Ad Hoc Working Group has endorsed the NCR Catholic nonviolence initiative; collaborated with three other national nonviolence groups that were present on June 20, 2017, at the grave site of WWI Catholic War objector Ben Salmon; witnessed at the USCCB 2017 Fall Meeting; and spoke to Scranton University about ROTC presence.
Harry Bury, firstname.lastname@example.org and Bernie Survil, email@example.com
AUSCP Leadership Team Liaison: Dave Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information or to offer your thoughts, please contact AUSCP through Office@uscatholicpriests.org
————— News and views —————
NEW March 23, 2018: Supreme Court won't hear a death penalty case, but four justices offer path for future consideration. READ NCR article HERE.
NEW February 16, 2018: Catholic Conscientious Objector Ben Salmon was featured in Give Us This Day. READ the entry here.
NEW November 11, 2017: Texas execution of Mexican citizen draws rebuke. READ the story in America Magazine
NEW November 10, 2017: Is the Church moving away from nuclear deterrence and toward disarmament? READ the full story HERE in NCR
READ HERE: U.S. Bishops renew call for gun control
Ten Reasons to Oppose the Death Penalty Re-published in America Magazine
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
Massimo Faggioli: 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' — READ his column here from La Croix International
Read U.S. Catholic, on non-violence: Is it time for the Church to reconsider its approach to peace?