Jesuit peacemaking

Jesuit peacemaking

The provincial of the California province of the Jesuit order sent out the following to the province regarding a possible war:

    Some have suggested a sort of general strike to protest the war; that is probably unrealistic.  We might, however, declare a one-day strike when we enter into war.  On this day, business will not be “as usual” and we will not teach our classes, say our masses, or hold our spiritual direction conferences.  For some, such a one-day “cease-fire” action may be too bold, but it is an option for communities to consider.

What a great idea. Make a stand for peace by refusing to celebrate Mass. That makes so much sense in some twisted world. Certainly not in mine.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli