A longtime national and international activist in the peace movement, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton is a founding member of Pax Christi USA and an outspoken critic of violence and militarism. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, and has published numerous articles and reports.

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God can lead us through this crisis, but we must do our part

The Peace Pulpit: Even in our darkest times, as we look at the church and find ourselves becoming discouraged at what is happening, we can have hope and confidence that God is still with us.


Being 'doer of the word' means rejecting hypocrisy, cover-up

The Peace Pulpit: Being a doer of the word means taking all of the Scriptures, everything in these Scriptures very seriously. You make them part of your life — doers of the word, not hearers.


During abuse crisis, follow Jesus to bring change to church

The Peace Pulpit: At this point in the church, Jesus looks upon us and weeps. What else could he do with the tragedies that have been exposed within our church, that have been going on for years?


We have to have deeper reforms in the church

The Peace Pulpit: There has to be very well developed programs so that when a person is ordained a priest — that person is basically healthy, psychosexually and psychologically. If we don't do those kinds of reforms, the situation will not get better.