“Simon, do you love me? … Feed my sheep” – A reflection on why denying communion to Catholic politicians is an act of violent coercion

by Tom CordaroPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace As a Catholic striving to be faithful to the call to nonviolence exemplified by the life and teachings of Jesus, I am scandalized by those bishops and priests in the United States who would deny the Eucharist to politicians who disagree with them on the best way … Continue reading “Simon, do you love me? … Feed my sheep” – A reflection on why denying communion to Catholic politicians is an act of violent coercion

ADVENT 2013: Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 22

By Jim Douglass Isaiah 7:10-14 | Romans 1:1-7 | Matthew¬†1:18-24 John's question -- Are you the One? -- remains with me when I visit Ameriyeh shelter in Baghdad. Four young men lead us into the darkness of the Ameriyeh shelter. The candle held by the leader was our only light until we approached the center. … Continue reading ADVENT 2013: Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 22