The Purpose of The Franz Jagerstatter People for Breaking the Silence
Blessed Franz Jagerstatter
"Let us love our enemies, bless those who curse us, pray for Those who persecute us. For love will conquer and will endure for all eternity. And happy are they who live and die in God's love."...Franz Jagerstatter
"Our Mission: Inspired by the witness of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter; angered by the invasion and occupation of Iraq by our government and the subsequent acts of terror and civilian atrocities committed in the past five years; mourning American casualties, both loss of life as well as physical and mental disabilities; we admit our own complicity by our failure to raise our voices (For a complete statement of the purpose of the Franz Jagerstatter People for Breaking the Silence, click on Purpose at the top of this page.)
Pope Benedict: "God's Kingdom is of a completely different kind; it is not built on arms and violence..."
Pope Benedict XVI
"Jesus clearly had no political ambitions. After the multiplication of the loaves, the people, enthralled by the miracle, wanted to take him away and make him their king, in order to overthrow the power of Rome and thus establish a new political kingdom which would be considered the long-awaited kingdom of God. But Jesus knows that God’s kingdom is of a completely different kind; it is not built on arms and violence... " For the text of the complete homily on Nov. 25, 2012, the Feast of Christi the King, click on Pope Benedict on Christ the King.