by Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S., Peace & Justice Team Director
On Sunday, November 17th, I attended a protest at Whiteman Airforce Base in opposition to drone warfare. It seemed to be more than appropriate to be there with other Catholic nuns and brothers to express our disdain at the immoral use of such weaponry. It was especially worthwhile to see peace activist Ron Faust there, as he recited peace poems and talked about the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. We all paused to remember him and his risking his life for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It felt especially fitting to sing peace songs from the 1960s. I also admired Ron Faust for his past actions in opposing drone warfare. He crossed the line at Whiteman and had to spend time in jail for his actions. He was a powerful witness and a motivating presence last Sunday. I encourage all of you in the Precious Blood Community to pray through the intercession of St. Gaspar—who strived for peace in his time—that we may have peace in our time. I also recommend that you read this article in America Magazine about JFK and thank God for his good Catholic witness to peace in the face of imminent war.