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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'Blessed are those who hear the word of God and do it.'

The Peace Pulpit: As we make this final preparation then for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, we should listen carefully to how Jesus wants us to respond. And I think the lessons today are very clear. 


Discover God in our midst and rejoice

The Peace Pulpit: As we try to discover God within our midst, in our hearts, in the depths of our being, as Christmas approaches, we will do it if we begin to follow more closely the way Jesus teaches us, not just by his words but by his example. 


A serious call to be witnesses

The Peace Pulpit: When we are confirmed, we declare we're ready to be witnesses to the good news of Jesus, which is what? To proclaim the reign of God. The first thing he did when he started his public life, he announced, "The reign of God is at hand. Change your lives."


Advent is when we begin to think about the return of Jesus

The Peace Pulpit: There is an end of time, an end of history and we need to prepare for it as our Gospel lesson tells us. How do we do that? We do it by trying to listen deeply every week to what Jesus teaches us so that gradually, we absorb his message.