Our Mission - “And the fruit of justice is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.” James 3:18. Responding to our baptismal call, Catholics for Peace and Justice strives to nurture faith in action for peace and justice for all people through prayer, education, and social action. Our belief and actions are grounded in Sacred Scripture and the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching. The goal of CPJ is to support the Church’s “consistent ethic of life,” which sees war, poverty and human rights abuses, as well as abortion, as part of the “culture of death” often condemned by Saint Pope John Paul II.

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A Response to War in Ukraine

Prayer of Pope Francis for Peace

Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!

We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced; how much blood has been shed; how many lives have been shattered; how many hopes have been buried… But our efforts have been in vain.

Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts, and give us the courage to say: "Never again war!"; "With war everything is lost." Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.

Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into forgiveness.

Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words "division", "hatred" and "war" be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be "brother", and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!

Amen.


Pax Christi’s statement on the invasion of Ukraine, and prayer for Peace, adapted from Pope Francis

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/pax+christi/FMfcgzGmtrHrTxXcbpfqblBhmPZfQdNs

12 ways to work for a non-violent end to the war in Ukraine

https://paxchristiusa.org/2022/03/08/12-ways-to-work-for-peace-in-ukraine-from-pax-christi-michigan/

Donations for Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine


St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church

1025 S. 11 St

Milwaukee, WI 53204

Donate online or by check

http://stmichaelsukr.org/

Rosary daily at 5:30


Catholic Relief Services

P.O. box 17090

Baltimore, MD 21297-0303

Donate online or by check

https://support.crs.org/donate/donate-ukraine


Polish Center of Wisconsin

Polands Ukrainian Assistance Fund

6941 South 68 Street

Franklin WI 53132-8237

Donate online or by check

https://phea.memberclicks.net/poland-s-ukranian-assistance-fund


International Committee of the Red Cross

Donate via PayPal or credit card only

https://www.icrc.org/en/donate/ukraine

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Reflect

Come, Holy Spirit of Truth.

Give us the courage to speak uncomfortable truths,

to face painful truths,

to accomplish difficult truths,

to dare powerful truths,

to seek healing truths.

Come, Spirit of Truth.

Breathe within us and inspire us to speak

words of wisdom and challenge,

words of lament and sorrow,

words of resolve and renewal,

words of justice and accountability,

words of welcome and inclusion,

words of healing and peace.

Come, Spirit of Truth, and set us free.

Come, Holy Spirit.

Fill the hearts of your faithful.

Enkindle within us the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit,

And we shall be re-created.

And you will renew the face of the earth.

Let the Church say, “Amen.”