The Beatitudes Center will host a special event on Saturday, April 15, when Pax Christi USA Bishop President John Stowe, OFM Conv. will give a talk on Pope Francis’s encyclical Fratelli Tutti. This virtual event will be held 11 am Pacific, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern on Zoom.
Learn more about the program at this link.
Use this link to register with the Beatitudes Center in order to receive the Zoom link to join the call on April 15.
Bishop Stowe will focus on Pope Francis and his consistent call to the church and the entire world to Gospel nonviolence. In one of his great documents, Fratelli Tutti, (“On fraternity and social friendship,” published on October 3, 2020), the Holy Father reflects on the Good Samaritan parable as a way to live—with utmost concern and compassion for those in need, for those who are suffering and those who are poor. He calls each of us to have “a heart open to the whole world,” to develop “a better kind of politics” aimed at serving the whole human race, and to practice “proactive peacemaking,” so that we might abolish war itself, the death penalty, poverty, and violence.