Pope Francis Apostolic Journey to Mexico - - 24915976171-1Help us launch a campaign to call on bishops and priests to amplify Pope Francis' messages on ending war and the arms trade, abolishing nuclear weapons, addressing the climate crisis, eliminating the death penalty, and welcoming immigrants/rejecting racism and exclusion. When is the last time you heard a sermon or read a bulletin article devoted to these topics?

Our ad calls on our bishops and priests to amplify the Pope's prophetic messages, so the faithful hear them loud and clear.

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Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore is a region of Pax Christi USA, a national section of Pax Christi International.  Rooted in the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching, we witness to Jesus’  teaching and example of nonviolence, rejecting war and affirming the  sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person.

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Monthly Reflection

Interfaith in Action

Attending my first Parliament of the World's Religions conference was a deeply enriching experience. This conference served as a powerful reminder of the importance of interfaith dialogue in today's world. In a time when division often takes precedence, the Parliament provided a remarkable platform for diverse religious and spiritual traditions to come together, fostering mutual respect, cooperation, and harmony.

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Human Dignity

The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred. Our passion for peace is rooted in respect for life. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops summarizes the proud tradition of Catholic Social Teaching under seven themes. Life and Dignity of the Human Person is listed first, as the foundation of all succeeding principles and “the foundation of a moral vision for society.” Abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, and war are cited together as violations of our God-given dignity.


Nuclear Weapons

The time has come for new thinking on how to challenge complacency surrounding the belief in nuclear deterrence. Changed circumstances bring new responsibilities for decision-makers. The apparent benefits that nuclear deterrence once provided have been compromised, and proliferation results in grave new dangers. The time has come to embrace the abolition of nuclear weapons as an essential foundation of collective security. . . .


Just Peace

“No one has greater love,” Jesus said, than “to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15:13), not “to kill others for one’s friends.”