My goal is service to the Church and to the poor, to those who work for justice and those who are in need of justice. This path is one of fidelity to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church in their many-splendored aspects of doctrine, spirituality, and practice, a seamless garment of revealed truth and sacred tradition that respects the dignity of all human persons as sons or daughters of God.
I see no dichotomy between contemplation and action; indeed, one of the most important callings in the Church is the "contemplative in action". There are many vocations in the Church and we know that the active work we do in the world is upheld moment by moment through the prayers of contemplative monks, nuns, and laity throughout the world.
This pathway is in the nature of a circle, by which pilgrims of justice and peace may pass from site to site on journeys of learning, solidarity, service, reconciliation, and action. From each of these places other pathways branch out. Many journeys can begin here.
To add your site to this ring, it must have some site content relative to the justice and peace teachings of the Church. It may be the dominant focus of your site, or it may be one of a constellation of subjects. The ring link below may appear on the front page of your site, or it may appear on the page that relates to justice and peace.
In most aspects of life, boundaries are generally a good idea, and while the general subject of "Catholic Justice and Peace" covers a lot of ground, it is not so broad as to cover advocacy of violence (such as abortion or euthanasia) and the "paradigm" we follow is the revealed Truth and sacred Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. We consider fidelity to Catholic orthodoxy to be a positive virtue and an imperative foundation for our work in justice and peace. This is not to say that good work is not being done in other religious communities, but rather to describe our general focus. We invite you to look over the other sites in this ring and if you are comfortable in joining us, continue to the process below.
Please remember that the Opus Justicia relates to doctrine, practice, and spirituality. Thus, the sites of organizations and apostolates committed to works of mercy, justice, and peace are as welcome as those devoted to activism, apologetics, or spirituality. Within the parameters of the subject, we hope to provide a clear pathway uniting the growing number of places doing various aspects of the works of justice and peace in cyberspace.
1. Fill out the form below and submit it. This will be automatically acknowledged via email. Print that page and save it for future reference, because it contains important information. You will be assigned a site ID number.
2. I will review your site to confirm the nature and orientation of your justice and peace focus.
3. You will receive HTML fragment code via email. Copy this code and paste it onto your page.
4. Right-click on the graphics at the top of this page, and save them to the file that contains the graphics for your web page(s).
5. After the code is on your page, send me email telling me that you are ready to be added to the Ring. You will receive another email message confirming that you are in the Ring. (From time to time, I may send you some email regarding the Ring.)
Thanks for your interest in the Catholic Justice and Peace Web Ring. I will be in touch with you
soon. If you have any questions or problems, send me email.
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Those who shut their ears to the cry of the poor will themselves also call and not be heard. Proverbs 21:13
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