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Several representatives of groups that participated in a landmark Vatican meeting last spring to reevaluate the Catholic church’s long-held just war theory met with church officials in Rome again this week, including the archbishop who serves as the Vatican’s foreign minister.
Members of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative -- a project that includes groups such as Pax Christi International, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, and umbrella groups of men and women religious -- also met with an archbishop working for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
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It's been a long time since priests and bishops could simply change minds or create policy on the strength of their vested authority. These days Catholics and others are likely to pay little to no attention. There are many reasons for this, of course, but if's pretty safe to say those days are gone forever. Without persuasive arguments that reflect widespread lay, secular belief, their voices have been made marginal.
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