Pax Christi USA strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform structures of society. Pax Christi USA rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation: Pax Christi Indianapolis is a faith-based local group of Pax Christi USA.
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PAX CHRISTI INDIANAPOLIS MONTHLY MEETINGS
Every Third Sunday 7:00PM
Marian University All are Welcome!
St. Francis Hall Room 163
Next Meeting: Sunday March 16, 2014
Terri Morris Downs Receives Torchbearer Award
On March 5, Terri
Morris Downs, executive director of the Immigrant Welcome Center, received
aTorchbearer Award from
the Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) at their 10th annual awards program. Board
member Angela Adams nominated Terri for the award, Indiana's most
prestigious recognition of women in Indiana.
Indianapolis Worker Justice Center
Tuesday March 18, 2014 7:00-8:00pm A Conversation on Immigration
Come here a panel of experts and leaders in business, faith, agriculture, and civics to discuss the topic of immigration and learn about the impact of immigration to our local and national economy and engage in opportunities to call for commonsense immigration reform.
Brebeuf Preparatory School (2801 W. 86th St.)
March 25th 7:00-8:00pm Carolyn Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services
Letter to the Editor of the Criterion:
Al Mytty- Pax Christi Indianapolis
State’s actions will not affect sacramentality of marriage in Catholic Church, reader says
In my opinion, it is unfortunate that the Indiana Catholic Conference has voiced its support of the proposed amendment to the Indiana Constitution regarding marriage.
“Same-sex” marriage is already prohibited by law in Indiana. The proposed amendment is divisive and unnecessary.
The pastoral statement released in December by our bishops on this topic stated that “It is not within the power of either the Church or the state to redefine marriage because God is the author.”
However, historically the state has redefined marriage numerous times. Allowing interracial marriage, banning polygamy, prohibiting marriage among family members and defining common law marriage are some simple examples.
What the state does regarding marriage in the secular world does not affect the sacramentality of marriage within the Church.
- Alan Mytty | Indianapolis
Member of Pax Christi Indianapolis
(Printed in the Criterion Jan.24, 2014)