Fr. Bacik’s November Reflections Article on Violence and Reconciliation

Fr. Bacik discusses the aggressive behavior and the violence evident in our culture today. He draws on two books: “Violence and the Sacred” by Rene Girard and “Exclusion and Embrace” by Miroslav Volf. Both books speak to possible reasons for this violence.



Nov. reflections violence and reconciliation


  1. I loved your reflections concerning violence, the human tendency to blame, and hope in Jesus the risen God.

    May peace be yours,
    Mary Fairlie

  2. Thank you, Jim, for inviting me to search and question within my own heart how I ama part of the circle of greed that often begets violence. It is now possible because of Jesus and His Way of Life to weave within my own humanity a New fabric of Peace in my relationships with others.

  3. Christian W. Matthews

    I”m thankful for your thoughtful relections

  4. Violence article; good article–I liked it.

  5. Great post, really enjoyed it!
    — Henry