Kids by rubble in Iraq

Twenty years after 9/11, we should understand that violence for violence just leads to more death

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Writing about the common good in his encyclical, Laudato Si', Pope Francis observes: “The common good calls for social peace; whenever this is violated, violence always ensues”. (No. 157) This week we have seen Pope Francis’ insight written in outsized capital letters as the United States … Continue reading Twenty years after 9/11, we should understand that violence for violence just leads to more death

Conflicting emotions as we observe this Fourth of July

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace There are several conflicting reflections crossing my mind as we come up on another Fourth of July. One is a feeling of enormous gratitude that my country has made room, again, for a new immigrant population -- people like the wonderful parish Latino/a community which I … Continue reading Conflicting emotions as we observe this Fourth of July