A small c catholic: I would add this question to Tom Roberts' article on peacemaking: What is an ordinary Protestant or other kind of Christian to do?
NCR Today: When we open our hearts to the chaos that other people are experiencing instead of protecting our space, that opening is an act of mercy.
Making a Difference: Only by addressing the root causes of humanity's ills can we fully be the light of Christ and transform the world.
Making a Difference: With so many countless fellow human beings suffering, Jesus' own suffering continues on to this very day -- in them and with them.
Making a Difference: In his 2016 World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis expresses concerns about a "globalization of indifference."
The women have stood in silent protest each week for more than 20 years, appealing for an end to the church's discrimination against women and complicity in war.
Making a Difference: Many Catholics, as well as many other Christians, hold inconsistent opinions regarding the protection of life.
Families are weakened and destroyed by war, "the mother of all forms of poverty," as well as by economies and policies that worship money and power, Pope Francis said.
"It's almost a miracle" that, even in poverty and crisis, the family can keep on going, safeguarding its bonds and staying intact, he said at his weekly general audience Wednesday in St. Peter's Square.
Memorial Day: I love my country. I marched in and still cry at parades. My dad was a World War II veteran. But I abhor war.
Over the centuries, the international community has developed criteria for determining whether a war is just and for regulating conduct in combat; now it needs clearer guidelines for "humanitarian intervention" and for post-conflict reconciliation, said the Vatican secretary of state.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis' top aide and chief coordinator of the Vatican diplomatic corps, also warned against indifference toward situations of conflict around the world.