Category: On The Line

Articles and photos not directly related to the LACW community, yet are highly noteworthy and recommended.

Dec 14 2017

NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT IS POSSIBLE IF WE HAVE FAITH AND ACT ON IT

The article behind this LINK is an excellent commentary by Art Laffin, of the Washington, DC Catholic Worker, and is based on Pope Francis’ recent statement condemning the possession of nuclear weapons, tracing prominent Catholics committed to nuclear disarmament and how, as Christians, the gospel calls each of us to act in whatever way the …

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Dec 06 2017

CALLS FOR ACTION AFTER POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS POSSESSION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

In the article behind this LINK, retired Catholic Bishop Tom Gumbleton, who was on the committee that formed the 1983 Catholic Bishop’s Peace Pastoral Letter, The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response, has stated that the U.S. bishops must begin challenging the government to disarm in light of Pope Francis’ November 10 statement …

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Dec 03 2017

THE HOLY TRADITION OF GOING TO JAIL FOR OUR OUR FAITH

This LINK is a good article on the call for Christians to participate in civil disobedience as a faith witness. An excerpt: “There are a lot of ways to change the world. Going to jail isn’t the only way to do it. But it is one way. Some of the great movers and shakers of …

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Nov 22 2017

FIGHT THE DISEASE, NOT THE SYMPTOMS

The article behind this LINK places matters in proper perspective as it points to the real issue that sits before us. An excerpt: “The disease of globalized corporate capitalism has the same effects across the planet. It weakens or destroys democratic institutions, making them subservient to corporate and oligarchic power. It forces domestic governments to …

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Nov 20 2017

THE COST OF RESISTANCE

This LINK is to an excellent piece on what it means to be a resister in this nation. Are we ready to stand for what is right, for the common good, that there may be a livable future in this nation and on the planet? There is a maxim that clearly articulates, “Freedom is NOT free.” …

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Nov 20 2017

POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS POSSESSION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

  Pope Francis, during a recent conference on nuclear disarmament, condemned the possession of nuclear weapons by ALL nations. This, in light of a U.S. commitment to spend $1 trillion to upgrade its nuclear arsenal, and the Trump regime’s dangerous talk threatening to use nuclear weapons against North Korea, is a welcomed wake up call …

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Nov 10 2017

THE GREAT ACCELERATION DEATH TRAP

The article behind this LINK tells a frightening reality that we MUST accept and act without hesitation to force those in power to make the necessary changes to slow this catastrophic future. We can no longer sit and wait hoping everything will work itself out. Our faith requires us to act, our children, grandchildren, indeed …

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Nov 07 2017

U.S. EMPIRE AND ITS IMPERIAL MILITARY IN NEARLY EVERY NATION ON PLANET

The article behind this LINK reveals a stunning reality of the U.S. Empire, and its imperial war machine’s reach on the planet. An excerpt: “The uproar about the dead from Niger sparked a debate on the global US military presence, which quickly showed that the hundreds of troops in Niger are just the tip of …

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Oct 31 2017

WHO ORDERED THE MURDER OF HONDURAN ACTIVIST BERTA CACERES?

This is an enormous week for the Honduran movement and the family of Berta Cáceres. This morning, October 31 2017, COPINH held a press conference to release the report entitled “The Dam of Violence: The Plan That Assassinated Berta Cáceres.” The report explicitly names the authors of the assassination and uncovers ‘a plot against Ms. …

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Oct 30 2017

THE EMPIRE COMES HOME

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Oct 17 2017

A TRUE PROPHETIC VOICE REMEMBERED

Fr. Richard McSorley, SJ, October 2, 1914 – October 17, 2002 Richard McSorley, SJ lead an extraordinary life and became a world renowned peacemaker. He was the second oldest of 15 children. As a Jesuit Scholastic, he, along with other Jesuits, was interred by the Japanese from 1941-1945. As a parish priest in southern Maryland …

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Oct 16 2017

A FAITHFUL RESPONSE TO THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS: REFUGEES AND MINORS

An invitation to sacred resistance of inhumane policies towards refugees on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9am-12:30pm, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 225 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106. What is happening to refugees and unaccompanied minors under new Executive Orders, quotas, and enforcement priorities? What are the push factors for refugee and asylum seekers in …

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