Catholics Against Militarism

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A collection of Catholics who resisted militarism nonviolently in very real and concrete ways.

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 Italian: Benedetto XV), born Giacomo Paolo Giovanni Battista della Chiesa[a] November 1854 – 22 January was Pope from 3 September 1914 until his death in 1922 Pope John, Pope Francis, Pope Pius X, Apostolic Palace, Catholic Cardinals, Kingdom Of Italy, Pope Benedict Xvi, Modern History, Vatican City

Pope Benedict XV (1854-1922). At the outbreak of World War I, he immediately declared the Holy See’s neutrality in the conflict. He condemned the war for its barbarity and futility, calling it a “useless massacre” and “the suicide of civilized Europe." He called for a peace without victory. He wanted an end put to all compulsory military service, and he devised and offered peace plans to both sides based on reconciliation and forgiveness and not revenge.

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The Nobel Peace Prize 1980

The Nobel Peace Prize 1980 was awarded to Adolfo Pérez Esquivel "for being a source of inspiration to repressed people, especially in Latin America".

Christian de Chergé, a French monk murdered at the hands of Muslim extremists in Algeria, wrote a letter forgiving his attackers in advance. Stories Of Forgiveness, Interesting History, Spiritual Life, Family Traditions, Catholic, Spirituality, Faith, Military Service, Christian

Christian de Chergé: A Story of Forgiveness

Christian de Chergé, a French monk murdered at the hands of Muslim extremists in Algeria, wrote a letter forgiving his attackers in advance.

Thomas Merton, monk and mystic. The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton Quotes, American Catholic, Fulton Sheen, San Rafael, Spiritual Formation, Social Activist, Christian Religions, Les Religions

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The Thomas Merton Center and The International Thomas Merton Society at Bellarmine University

Lanza del Vasto (1901-1981) was a philosopher and activist whose encounter with Mahatama Gandhi in 1936 led him to cofound with his wife the Community of the Ark in France. He fasted to protest torture, demonstrated against nuclear power plants, and spoke and wrote on non-violence. Vasto remained totally devoted to Catholicism and tried to remind the Church of the message of peace. In 1963, he fasted for 40 days in an appeal to the pope to issue a statement on the arms race. Arms Race, Nuclear Power, Gandhi, Ark, Catholic, Community, Peace, Icons, Yoga

Lanza del Vasto (1901-1981) was a philosopher and activist whose encounter with Mahatama Gandhi in 1936 led him to cofound with his wife the Community of the Ark in France. He fasted to protest torture, demonstrated against nuclear power plants, and spoke and wrote on non-violence. Vasto remained totally devoted to Catholicism and tried to remind the Church of the message of peace. In 1963, he fasted for 40 days in an appeal to the pope to issue a statement on the arms race.

Marjorie Melville and Mary Moylan Members of the Catonsville Nine, a group of Christian social justice advocates, who protested the Vietnam War by burning draft cards Finding Jesus, Object Lessons, Proud Of Me, Vietnam War, To Focus, Hippie Boho, Jesus Christ, Famous People, Catholic

The Catonsville Nine were nine Catholic activists who burned draft files to protest the Vietnam War.

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John Colet (1467–1519), Dean of St Paul's Cathedral | Art UK

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Gordon Zahn (1918-2007) was one of few Catholic conscientious objectors during World War II. He was a pacifist, author, writer and educator. He was a co-founder of Pax Christi U.S.A. and discovered the story of Franz Jägerstätter, the Austrian peasant who refused to serve in Hitlers army in any capacity, whom he wrote about in his book, In Solitary Witness. He also wrote about military chaplains in World War II, among other things. Conscientious Objector, Catholic Priest, Co Founder, Great Words, World War Ii, Wwii, Writer, Army, Author

Gordon Zahn (1918-2007) was one of few Catholic conscientious objectors during World War II. He was a pacifist, author, writer and educator. He was a co-founder of Pax Christi U.S.A. and discovered the story of Franz Jägerstätter, the Austrian peasant who refused to serve in Hitlers army in any capacity, whom he wrote about in his book, In Solitary Witness. He also wrote about military chaplains in World War II, among other things.

On November 9, 1965, at the age of 22, Roger Allen LaPorte set himself on fire in front of the United Nations building in New York City to protest the Vietnam War. He was a former seminarian and a member of the Catholic Worker Movement. Despite his burns, he remained conscious and able to speak at the hospital. When asked why he set himself on fire, La Porte replied, “I’m a Catholic Worker. I’m against war, all wars. I did this as a religious action.” La Porte died the next day. Paul Auster, United Nations, Vietnam War, Burns, Catholic, November, Action, Fire, Facebook

On November 9, 1965, at the age of 22, Roger Allen LaPorte set himself on fire in front of the United Nations building in New York City to protest the Vietnam War. He was a former seminarian and a member of the Catholic Worker Movement. Despite his burns, he remained conscious and able to speak at the hospital. When asked why he set himself on fire, La Porte replied, “I’m a Catholic Worker. I’m against war, all wars. I did this as a religious action.” La Porte died the next day.

Lew Rockwell, head of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and libertarian bad ass. His website is always filled with thought-provoking, status quo challenging, pearls of wisdom and knowledge. Pat on the back for Lew! Lew Rockwell, American Catholic, Political Consultant, Start A Website, Ron Paul, Right Wing, Founding Fathers, Constitution, Thought Provoking

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Llewellyn Harrison "Lew" Rockwell, Jr. (1944-) is an American Catholic and libertarian author and editor and founder and chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. His website is consistently antiwar, the motto being "antiwar, anti-state, pro-market."

Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy is the original director of the Program for the Study and Practice of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution at the University of Notre Dame. He left in 1969, resigning in protest. He is co-founder of Pax Christi USA. He has directed retreats and spoken throughout the world on the Nonviolent Jesus and His Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies. In 1983 he began The Annual Forty Day Fast for the Truth of Gospel Nonviolence. Conflict Resolution, Co Founder, Throughout The World, Priest, Notre Dame, Einstein, Catholic, Icons, Enemies

Emmanuel Charles McCarthy - Wikipedia

Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy is the original director of the Program for the Study and Practice of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution at the University of Notre Dame. He left in 1969, resigning in protest. He is co-founder of Pax Christi USA. He has directed retreats and spoken throughout the world on the Nonviolent Jesus and His Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies. In 1983 he began The Annual Forty Day Fast for the Truth of Gospel Nonviolence.

 Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, a co-founder of PaxChristi USA, interviews John Carmody, Director of the Center for Christian Non-violence. Purple Heart Award, Purple Hearts, Vietnam Veterans, Silver Stars, Marine Corps, Marines, Abandoned, Catholic, Battle

John Caromody (interviewed by Fr.Emmanuel Charles McCarthy) (part 1 of 2)

Guest Host Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, a co-founder of PaxChristi USA, interviews John Carmody, Director of the Center for Christian Non-violence. This i...

Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan. cofounded the Northern Ireland Peace Movement (later called the Community of Peace People), dedicated to ending the violence in Northern Ireland. Britain and Northern Ireland. Belfast, Young Republicans, Learning Theory, Arts Integration, Rich Image, Nobel Peace Prize, Women In History, Three Kids, Learning Resources

Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan: The Irish Peace People. For their leadership in helping both Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland "live and love and build a just and peaceful society" and their commitment to "reject the use of the bomb and the bullet and all the techniques of violence" they were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971.

Though it is only a weekday sermon, I have posted my homily for St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She has long been for me a dear spiritu. Seven Sacraments, Edith Stein, Sunday Sermons, World Peace, Religious Art, Catholic, Saints, Artwork, August 9

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) (1891-1942) was born of Jewish parents in Germany. She was a brilliant student, awarded her doctorate in philosophy at the age of 25 and one of Europe’s leading philosophers. She converted, became a nun, and formally consecrated her life to atonement and to world peace. She died in the death camp at Auschwitz, on August 9, 1942. She wrote: "Human activity cannot help us. Only the suffering of Christ can. To share in that suffering is my…