This new year, let us take our cue from Jesus’s injunction: “Let the children come to me”

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Someone said recently that we are placing high expectations on the New Year 2021. Surely there is a huge sigh of relief across the planet as this “Annus Horribilis” of 2020 ends. The natural and surely God-given sense of hope and optimism in every human heart … Continue reading This new year, let us take our cue from Jesus’s injunction: “Let the children come to me”

NEW YEAR’S DAY 2016: Reflection for New Year’s Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1

by Jim Dinn Numbers 6:22-27 | Galatians 4:4-7 | Luke 2:16-21 At first glance the shepherds seem to be intruders who fill the frame of the gospel proclaimed on this feast of Mary, Mother of God. We encounter them in full stride, breathless, rushing through the dark countryside at the angel's bidding to see the … Continue reading NEW YEAR’S DAY 2016: Reflection for New Year’s Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1