by Tony Magliano On the night before his execution, Jesus said to his disciples, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you” (John 14:27). Facing a horrible violent death, Jesus taught the first leaders of his church to respond to violence … Continue reading REFLECTION: Vatican conference urges church to abandon “just war” theory
by Terrence Rynne, NCR The Catholic church's ongoing move away from the just war theory as "settled teaching" to a more expansive call to proactive peacemaking has been made clear in a global conference scheduled for April 11-13 in Rome. Sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Pax Christi International, the conference, … Continue reading REFLECTION: Why is the Catholic Church moving away from just war theory?