Reflection on Sunday’s gospel: A parable that paints a picture of how difficult systemic change is

by Johnny ZokovitchExecutive Director, Pax Christi USA Jesus’s parables, like the one we have today in Matthew’s gospel (Matt 18:21-35), lend themselves to multiple interpretations. For instance, the gospel writers themselves situate the parables into larger stories and use material surrounding the parable to give it a particular slant, a particular meaning. What we most … Continue reading Reflection on Sunday’s gospel: A parable that paints a picture of how difficult systemic change is

Whatever Trump may think, the Catholic Church stands against gun violence

by Johnny Zokovitch, Executive Director, Pax Christi USANational Catholic Reporter In a recent interview, Donald Trump claimed that Catholics "have to be with President Trump," citing his pro-life views and his defense of access to guns. What the president conveniently ignores is that the Catholic Church condemns greed, the exploitation of the poor, and the polluting … Continue reading Whatever Trump may think, the Catholic Church stands against gun violence