Reflecting on the role of John the Baptist in the Advent drama

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace It is a wonder that the liturgical season of Advent has never been made into a theater production. When one thinks of these four weeks and what they convey, there are all the makings of wonderful drama. The story of a promise fulfilled after an extremely … Continue reading Reflecting on the role of John the Baptist in the Advent drama

Pope Francis is calling us to a “new Advent” rooted in Hope

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace For us who pay attention to the liturgical year, we now begin again the ancient, ever-new and dramatic story of salvation history. Normally the first chapter of God’s intervention into the human experience, Advent, reminds Christians that we are “awaiting in joyous hope" the second coming … Continue reading Pope Francis is calling us to a “new Advent” rooted in Hope