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A Catholic Response to the War in Ukraine

As we watch war and a refugee crisis developing in Ukraine and its surrounding neighbors, it is important to present the situation in the context of Catholic teaching about war, solidarity with the suffering etc. Additionally, Pope Francis has asked for all of us to dedicate our Ash Wednesday prayer and penance for peace in Ukraine. Here are some resources that may be helpful: 

Prayer and Liturgy:
https://www.ncregister.com/cna/marian-consecration-prayer-for-ukraine-russia-released-by-vatican
https://fdlc.org/2022/02/peace/
  (see especially the intercessions)
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2022-02/pope-announces-2-march-as-day-of-prayer-and-fasting-for-ukraine.html
https://www.osvnews.com/2022/03/01/invoke-these-saints-of-ukraine-as-we-pray-for-peace/
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/250689/ukraine-war-here-s-the-prayer-for-ukraine-cited-by-pope-francis

Why Do We Pray?  https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2022/02/24/prayer-ukraine-242464

Donate to Catholic Relief Services:  https://support.crs.org/donate/donate-ukraine

Catholic Teaching About War and Peace:
https://paxchristiusa.org/the-ukraine-crisis/
https://www.milarch.org/catholic-teaching-on-peace
https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/01/13/teaching-catholic-church-clear-we-are-against-war
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/250236/just-war-theory-and-ukraine-would-war-with-russia-be-in-accord-with-catholic-teaching

Pacem in Terris - Peace Enclyclical from Pope Saint John XXIII  (1963)
https://www.vatican.va/content/john-xxiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_j-xxiii_enc_11041963_pacem.htm l

Catholic Teaching About Refugees: https://www.usccb.org/offices/public-affairs/refugees

Pope Francis on Solidarity/One Human Family: 
https://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/solidarity

A short video glimpse of the toll on Ukranian children:  https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1498050306986369025

How to talk to children about it:
https://www.savethechildren.net/news/ukraine-5-ways-talk-children-about-conflict-0
https://www.pbssocal.org/education/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-the-ukraine-invasion
https://www.parents.com/news/what-to-know-about-russia-invading-ukraine-and-how-to-help-families-torn-apart-by-war/

The Catholic Church in Ukraine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_in_Ukraine
http://nativityukr.org/who_we_are/ukrcc_history.html