The U.S. Catholic Church should learn from history so it isn’t doomed to repeat it

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace This essay points to the well-known aphorism, “Those who don’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It is a result of two insights that caught my attention recently. The first was a comment by an émigré from Europe who compared the current moment in … Continue reading The U.S. Catholic Church should learn from history so it isn’t doomed to repeat it

What does it really mean to return to our churches following this pandemic-imposed absence?

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Catholics in the United States will celebrate Sunday’s Feast of Corpus Christi very differently from last year. Thanks to the rapid development of vaccinations against the coronavirus, churches are opening and “in-person” Eucharistic celebrations have begun. We thank God, working through epidemiologists, for this breakthrough. At … Continue reading What does it really mean to return to our churches following this pandemic-imposed absence?