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"No more, Lord, no more (war)" that shatters dreams and destroys lives, bringing a cold, cruel winter instead of some sought-after spring, Pope Francis said.
Making Peace: William Kelly and his artwork have evolved over decades; his recent projects are grand efforts at pushing the conversation around nonviolence and peacemaking.
People in Villavicencio, Colombia, where Pope Francis will visit Sept. 8, have prepared for the pontiff by undertaking a pilgrimage with the Cristo de Bojayá, a bombed-out crucifix representing the pain of the country's 50-year war.
The Peace Pulpit: Jesus was so clear that he rejected violence for any reason whatsoever. But we somehow have neglected this teaching over the centuries.