Synod process offers hope, inspiration

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Thanks to the epochal initiative of Pope Francis, the archaic terms synod and synodal have become familiar across the Catholic world and beyond. His call for world-wide consultations of Catholics of every stripe to hear their concerns, disagreements and, yes, dreams for the institutional dimension of … Continue reading Synod process offers hope, inspiration

The enduring influence and inspiration of St. Francis

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace The Season of Creation 2022 ends this Tuesday, October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. One instinctively understands the appropriateness of this bow to “Il Poverello.” Pope Francis begins his encyclical “On Care for Our Common Home” with the words of the saint, “laudato … Continue reading The enduring influence and inspiration of St. Francis