REFLECTION: Who are the people who were waiting for Pope Francis?

by Joan Chittister, OSB Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Pat Howard, columnist and managing editor of theĀ Erie Times-News, my hometown newspaper, brought his own experience of church-watching to this second papal election in eight years. His description of having been disappointed in the way the church has responded to the questions of the time … Continue reading REFLECTION: Who are the people who were waiting for Pope Francis?

REFLECTION: Stifling or releasing the Spirit?

by Dr. Megan McKenna Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Someone once said that reform can come in one of two ways: shifting around within an existing closed system or shifting the processes of the system so that something that is entirely other can emerge. With the resignation of Benedict XVI, the question of reform … Continue reading REFLECTION: Stifling or releasing the Spirit?