Build on Our Past to Create our Future Guest Speaker: PCUSA Executive Director, Johnny Zokovitch Keynote, workshops, Festive Lunch and Anniversary Celebrations St. Susannah’s Parish Hall (and on Zoom), 262 Needham St., Dedham Registration/Coffee: 8:30am Program: 9:00am to 3:30pm Parish Mass: 4:00pm We’re celebrating: Pax Christi USA 50 years, Pax Christi MA 30 years, Pax […]
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Recent articles about Bishop Robert McManus ordering Nativity School to take down its BlackLives Matter (BLM) and gay pride flags have caused quite a stir in our community. BishopMcManus suggests that flying these flags at a Catholic institution may promote an image ofinconsistency with Catholic teaching and Catholic identity. But it’s just as likely that […]
To be awarded at the annual Pax Christi Massachusetts Assembly Fall 2022 This award is given to an outstanding peacemaker who embodies the ideals of Pax Christi. She or he need not be a member of Pax Christi and may be a person as young as 16, or older. Nominations may be submitted by PCMA […]
Saturday April 23rd, 2022 10:00am to 12:30pm Via Zoom Pax Christi Massachusetts will gather and pray at its Spring Retreat via Zoom on April 23rd from 10:00am to 12:30pm. We will draw wisdom from the young and the old. We take our cue from this year’s Papal Message for the World Day of Peace, January […]
This year’s fall assembly will take place on Zoom from 9:30am to 1:30pm. The featured speaker will be Prof. Eli McCarthy of Georgetown University and the theme of the day will be Remembering, Repenting, Restoring: Mining the wisdom of Pope Francis as we confront the challenges of Racism, Climate Change and Nuclear Weapons/War through his […]
“Building Emotional and Spiritual Resilience” In the face of converging social and ecological crises, how do we maintain courage and hope? What spiritual practices and perspectives sustain us as we struggle to protect the web of life and to create a more just society? Through a mix of presentations and small group conversations, this morning […]
“Yes, she was indeed a passionate and outspoken advocate for peace and social justice. Whether it was standing in an Arizona desert as part of a protest against a death penalty execution or getting arrested in Westborough for protesting work being done on nuclear missiles or years of standing on the Westborough rotary to protest […]
On the morning of February 19th, Dianna Ortiz, OSU, deputy director of Pax Christi USA, founder of TASSC, and longtime advocate for peace and justice, passed away after a short illness. Pax Christi USA’s statement can be found at the below link along with additional resources including her obituary. Pax Christi Massachusetts joins many others […]
The St Susannah’s Parish Pax Christi local group organized and hosted program on the “Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” recorded on the day of its ratification by 51 nations, January 22, 2021.
For this year’s Pax Christi Massachusetts Assembly we invited the National Pax Christi Executive Director, Mr. Johnny Zokovitch to be with us. The assembly was recorded and can be viewed in its entirety when you click the heading of this post.
Due to the pandemic it was a virtual meeting. Johnny has been a member of both the national and the international Pax Christi leadership teams for a number of years. He has worked with the grassroots organizers as well as witnessed some of the major peace initiatives which Pax Christi has been in the forefront of through these years. Johnny reflected on those past and present initiatives and together we we able to start to rediscover hope and resilience amidst this time of chaos.