Compiled by Johnny Zokovitch

Each Wednesday, we’ll be featuring a new spot on the site called “On The Line,” which pulls together various news items from around the nation featuring Pax Christi members, local groups, regions and partners. We hope you’ll check each Wednesday and look in on the incredible work people all across the U.S. are doing in the name of Pax Christi USA.

RELIGION AND ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY: Members of Pax Christi Metro D.C.-Baltimore figure prominently in this short video taken outside the White House on Ash Wednesday:

Ash Wednesday Remembrance in front of the White House

THE ARKANSAS CATHOLIC: Reporter Marilyn Hewitt of Catholic News Service features Pax Christi USA in an article on fasting which appeared in numerous diocesan newspapers, including the Arkansas Catholic during the first week of Lent:

FROM THE PAXSUMMIT BLOG: On Ash Wednesday, members of Pax Christi New Jersey joined people of faith from all over New Jersey and New York City in front of the footbridge to Ellis Island to walk nearly 12 miles alongside recent immigrants and in solidarity with the suffering of our brothers and sisters who come to our country fleeing persecution, the aftermath of natural disasters, armed conflict or extreme poverty. Read more at

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Author and former Pax Christi USA National Council member Angie O’Gorman is having her Lenten reflections featured on NCR’s site. The reflections are taken from the booklet she did for Pax Christi USA this year, Coming to Consciousness: Reflections for Lent 2011. The reflections can be found at

THE CLINTON (IA) HERALD: For the fifth year, Prince of Peace Parish Pax Christi and the Clinton Franciscan Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking are co-sponsoring a free series that includes a supper of homemade soup and bread followed by a program and discussion. This year the programs center on migration and the gospel call to stand with the poor and marginalized, and welcome everyone as brother and sister. Each evening will open with a brief shared reflection on “Strangers No Longer,” the 2003 pastoral letter on migration from the Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States. Read more at

MEDIA MATTERS: On the Media Matters site in a research piece examining Fox News coverage of the hearings being held by Rep. Peter King of Long Island, Pax Christi Long Island coordinator Sr. Jeanne Clark was singled out: “Opposing what they call the ‘demonizing of our Muslim American neighbors,’ among the crowd gathered outside the office were the Catholic organization Pax Christi, the Islamic Center of Long Island, the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, the Interfaith Alliance of Long Island, and the Muslim Peace Coalition. Sister Jeanne Clark of Pax Christi lead a group that delivered a letter to King’s office, signed by approximately 80 Long Island religious leaders, asking King to ensure his hearings are fair.” More at

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