By Fr. Chris Ponnet, Pax Christi Southern California
(NOTE: The following was proclaimed by Fr. Chris Ponnet at an action commemorating the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.)
I stand in this place to say no to business as usual on this tenth anniervsary of war! I stand in memory of the thousands of humans who have been killed! Presente! I stand in memory of the prophet among us, Sr. Anita Caspery! Presente! I stand in honor of the thousands wounded and the millions displaced from their lands and those without jobs in our land! Presente! I stand in honor our Catholic feast of St. Francis of Assissi and Our Lady of the Rosary! Presente! I stand in honor of all human life from womb to tomb! Presente! I stand to honor this holy day of Yom Kippur and seek forgiveness for the USA’s role in this ten years of persistent war! No more war!
I stand to say no to business as usual on this anniversary of the war on terror! No more war!!!
Fr. Chris Ponnet – Pastor St. Camillus; ICUJP member, board member and treasurer; Pax Christi Los Angeles chapter chair; Death Penalty Focus board; Consistent Life Ethics member