Pax Christi Brownsville Remembering the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican Council II, we are spending our monthly study-time looking at Pope John XXIII and his encyclical, Peace on Earth. Time at each meeting is reserved for review of current and on-going actions. The newest of these is working to end the death penalty in Cameron County, Texas. A local lawyer and Pax Christi member is involving our group in his efforts to secure the right of a “constitutional defense” for indigent inmates. Related to this is an effort to bring rehabilitation programs to our county jail for women and to shed light on abuses in the county jails. We continue to sponsor a prayer vigil each time an execution is scheduled in TX. PEACE/anti-war demonstration is held once a month. An annual retreat day focused on recommitting to nonviolence is planned for March.