As we enter Holy Week, the Cross is God’s complaint against structural, social sin

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace The quotation from the prophet Habakkuk at the heading of these weekly entries is considered to be the first time in Israelite literature that a human being questions the ways of God. Habakkuk asks why God “gazes on the faithless in silence… [those who] slay peoples … Continue reading As we enter Holy Week, the Cross is God’s complaint against structural, social sin

Thoughtful discernment is at the heart of Pope Francis’s way to a ‘new normal’

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace The second section of Pope Francis’s book Let Us Dream is titled “Choose”. Even though the Pope’s reflections follow the traditional See, Judge, Act formula, he substitutes “Choose” for “Judge”. Choice is a more dynamic process than Judgement. It implies a thoughtful discernment leading to “A … Continue reading Thoughtful discernment is at the heart of Pope Francis’s way to a ‘new normal’