pacem-in-terris-enciclica-juan-xxiii-1963_MLC-O-29620496_1663This year, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s papal encyclical Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth). The document was published on April 11, 1963 and was the first encyclical specifically addressed to all people of good will.

As we celebrate the anniversary, we will be featuring here on this page resources, articles and other items of interest that are related to Pacem in Terris.

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  1. Reading Joe Fahey’s reflection and the following news report cause me, to “tremble.” Tremble when I can no longer deny to myself that my security and life style are supported by the violence and injustice of the “death machines” of the world.

    “In another case of possible overreach by federal prosecutors, an 82-year-old nun and two anti-nuclear activists, Sister Megan Rice, 82, Greg Boertje-Obed, 57, and Michael Walli, 63, face long prison terms after being convicted of “sabotage against the U.S. government” and other serious felonies. In truth, the three trespassed onto a nuclear facility, and damaged and vandalized some government property. Their most serious offense may have been to expose lapses in federal security at a nuclear weapons production facility.”

    Please God let us know how we are called, how I am called, to confront the powers and principalities.

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