- Returning to the Path of Peace in the Middle East - U.S. Catholic Conference - November 15, 2000
- The Harvest of Justice is Sown in Peace: A Reflection of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Tenth Anniversary of The Challenge of Peace - November 17, 1993
- Is this just war? Two Catholic perspectives on the war in Afghanistan
- How Christians went to war
A Peace Blessing May God banish from our hearts whatever might endanger peace.
May God transform us into witnesses of truth, justice and love.
May God enlighten the rulers of peoples
so that in addition to their solicitude for the proper welfare of their citizens,
they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace.
May God enkindle the will of all,
so that they may overcome the barriers that divide,
cherish the bonds of mutual charity, understand others,
and pardon those who have done them wrong.
May all peoples of the earth become as one,
and may the most longed-for peace blossom forth
and reign always among them.
- Theology Library - Peace
- Medieval Sourcebook: Truce of God - Bishopric of Terouanne, 1063
- Medieval Sourcebook: Peace of God - Synod of Charroux, 989
- Medieval Sourcebook: John II: Indulgence for Fighting the Heathen, 878
- Medieval Sourcebook: Leo IV (847-855): Forgiveness of Sins for Those Who Dies in Battle With the Heathen
- Safeguarding Peace - Catechism of the Catholic Church
- Christian Foundations of Violence and Nonviolence - Internet Theology Resources Systematic Theology
- An Ethic for Enemies: Forgiveness in Politics - Donald W. Shriver, Jr.
- Choosing Life: A Joint Pastoral Statement on Violence - Most Reverend Eusebius J. Beltran Archbishop of Oklahoma City - Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Cap. Archbishop of Denver
- Peace: the countercultural value - Joseph F. Rogus
- The Church's Just War Theory (Part 1) - Part 2 - By Fr. William Saunders
- Absolute Pacifism? - Fr. William G. Most
Saint Francis' Prayer
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.