Nationalism and Holy Week

Nationalism and Holy Week

Jesus encountered religious nationalists seeking to overthrow Rome during the final week of his life. As the week progressed, these insurrectionists played a pivotal role in his execution. After his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, religious nationalists began to think...
King’s Nonviolent Resistance Was Way of Life

King’s Nonviolent Resistance Was Way of Life

Nonviolent resistance was not a method but a way of life for Martin Luther King Jr. It was rooted in his Christian faith and his belief that racism and other forms of injustice were collective or institutional sins that were destroying society and preventing the...
Resolving Conflicts Through Nonviolent Means

Resolving Conflicts Through Nonviolent Means

The Catholic Church has used the Just War Theory since the time of St. Augustine to help discern when and how force might be applied in the defense of the nation in time of conflict. The teaching of the church regarding war and peace is spelled out very clearly in...
What Killed Jesus Will Kill Us Too

What Killed Jesus Will Kill Us Too

History repeats itself, they say. They’re wrong. We’re just too stubborn to learn from history. The Maccabean period of Jewish history, which started with the revolt led by Judas Maccabeus in 167 BCE, is crucial in understanding the times in which Jesus lived and the...