This Advent, the challenge is finding reason for the hope that is in us

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace [NOTE: During these weeks of Advent our reflections will strike a continuous note: Searching for Hope.] “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your Hope.” (2 Pt 3:15) Advent is synonymous with "Hope". We pray at every … Continue reading This Advent, the challenge is finding reason for the hope that is in us

How long has our culture had any legitimate claim to being rooted in a Christian ethic?

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace This week’s January 3rd edition of The New York Times carried a lengthy opinion piece entitled “Is Paganism Replacing Christianity?” For me it was just the right essay for the beginning of a new year – however disturbing its title. The turn of a year in … Continue reading How long has our culture had any legitimate claim to being rooted in a Christian ethic?