Archbishop Jan Schotte, who will address the Religious
Education Congress next weekend, spoke in Los Angeles
two years ago as secretary of the Pontifical Commission
for Peace and Justice.
peace movements want to have a future they will have to
give themselves to the promotion of peace in the widest
sense and not merely to peace as the absence of war, or
to peace as disarmament, or to peace as the elimination
of one type of armament, but peace as a positive
expression of justice, of solidarity among individuals
and among nations," he told an August, 1983 gathering at
St. Paul parish.
not think the struggle for peace can be carried on apart
from a complete and responsible analysis of all aspects
of contemporary values, economic, political and
military," then Father Schotte said at the talk
sponsored by the Archbishop's Commission on Peace and
intervention in favor of peace that prescinds from this
analysis risks becoming a manipulation of imagination or
emotion," he said.
promotion of peace should be made without becoming
victim to a polarized position placing the
responsibility for peace only in the institution, in the
establishment, in those who assume responsibility for
the daily exercise of political, economic or industrial
polarization presents an obstacle to individual men and
women to discover that the truth about the terror of
war, of the arms race, and global poverty and injustice
is equally the truth about each one of us," said
Archbishop Schotte, general secretary of the Synod of
Bishops, will concelebrate the Youth Day Mass at 11 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 13, and speak to the youths about the
Synod and the Second Vatican Council.
same afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Archbishop Schotte will give
a presentation to Southern California priests at the
Anaheim Convention Center. He will speak in Los Angeles
to religious women of the archdiocese at 7:30 p.m. that
conduct workshops at the Religious Education Congress
Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16, at 1
concelebrate the closing Mass at. 5:15 p.m. Sunday.
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February 7, 1986
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