The first African American Cardinal receiving the first blessing of a young Latino priest symbolizes the future of the U.S. Church

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace This week’s article comes under the title of “human interest” – an exception to our usual topics. It is also quite personal given that the subject matter centers on a young Franciscan brother of mine, someone I admire deeply. In defense of my using this space … Continue reading The first African American Cardinal receiving the first blessing of a young Latino priest symbolizes the future of the U.S. Church

Reflection for Good Friday, April 10

by Larraine Lauter, OSU Water With Blessings Isaiah 52:13-53:12 | Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 | John 18:1-19:42 “It is finished.” ~John 19:30 No words. A friend writes that short sentence whenever she posts some witness to a grief, an injustice, a wound that is beyond the comprehension that words attempt and imply. “No words,” and she, … Continue reading Reflection for Good Friday, April 10