Video by Bill Hughes

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, a “liturgy of repentance” demonstration was held, at noon, in front of the White House. The peace and justice activists advocated a “radical conversion” for themselves and for others to nonviolence, peace-making and a reverence for all of God’s creation. They also demanded an immediate end to “U.S. war-making,” and for the Churches to return to the “Gospel way of [seeking] Justice.” One of the speakers, Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Fr. Joseph Nangle, urged the Roman Catholic Church, as an institution, to “end its silence” on the above issues. The event was sponsored by, among others, “The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.” Members of Pax Christi Metro D.C.-Baltimore and the PCUSA National Office participated.

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