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 and announcements 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.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Kathy O’Leary, state coordinator for Pax Christi New Jersey, sent in the following article about Rev. Michael Doyle, who was named one of Pax Christi NJ’s recent Dorothy Day Peacemakers.  Rev. Doyle’s parish, Sacred Heart, is the home to a local Pax Christi chapters. Kathy writes, “Here is an article about Michael Doyle that captures a little bit about what makes him, his parish and their work so remarkable.” You can read more by following this link: http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20110319/US.A.Prayer.for.Camden/

THE DAILY NEWS (Western New York): William Privett, coordinator for Pax Christi Western New York, wrote the following article about his area’s first “Interfaith Witness for Peace.” The article begins, “On March 3, more than 60 people gathered at Genesee Community College for the first Interfaith Witness for Peace, sponsored by Pax Christi Genesee County. The program featured prayers, reflections, music and poetry from faith leaders — Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Muslim, Roman Catholic, Quaker, Buddhist, The Salvation Army and Pembroke Community Church traditions…” To read the rest of the article, go to http://thedailynewsonline.com/opinion/editorials/article_1b72ecc8-50b2-11e0-9843-001cc4c002e0.html.

PAX CHRISTI ATLANTA: Pax Christi Atlanta member and PCUSA National Council member Cathy Crosby sent the following photo, taken last week, of Bishop Gumbleton, founding Bishop-President of Pax Christi USA, and members of JustFaith in Atlanta, alongside members of Pax Christi Atlanta.

Bishop Gumbleton in Atlanta with Pax Christi/JustFaith participants

CATHOLIC PEACE FELLOWSHIP-PAX CHRISTI PHILADELPHIA: On April 16, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Pax Christi Philadelphia chapter will hold its annual retreat. This year’s retreat is “Seeking Justice and Peace Through Action and Contemplation,” and will take place at St. Malachy School. For more information on the retreat, visit  http://cpfphila.org/Retreat.html

PAX CHRISTI MICHIGAN: Pax Christi Michigan started a new blog recently, “PeaceTalk.” Recent blog posts focus on Japan, Palestine and immigration. Check it out at http://paxchristimi.wordpress.com/.

ABC15 and KTAR NEWS TALK: Pax Christi Phoenix was featured in pieces for their local ABC affiliate and KTAR, local news talk radio. PC Phoenix and group coordinator Dan Wolford were featured because of their planned protest of a speech former President George W. Bush was giving in Phoenix. You can read both articles at these links: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/former-president-bush-in-valley-tonight and http://ktar.com/category/local-news-articles/20110316/Protest-planned-as-Bush-speaks-in-downtown-Phoenix/

  • Send your news items and links to stories about Pax Christi groups or members to johnnypcusa@yahoo.com.

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