The Common Good

Articles By Joe Nangle

Catholic social teaching and gun control.
The continuing vitality of liberation theology
Has the Catholic Church learned anything?
Heart surgery opened my arteries---and my eyes.
Brazilian Catholic archbishop Helder Camara brought a "preferential option for the poor" to the center of Christian social thinking.
The final column of a six-year run gives the author permission to write in the first person, wouldn't you say?
Early in the 1980s, I served a parish in Woburn, Massachusetts. This suburban city, some 12 miles north of Boston, had boasted of tanneries for 300 years.
Ecology does not begin and end with the human, but it certainly includes us. All other beings share the planet and the cosmos with us, and we with them.
Put aside the Holy Scriptures for a while and read God's first revelation—nature itself. Such was the advice offered some years ago by a profound, Christian thinker.
Some days ago I received an unexpected call from Lima, Peru. A brother Franciscan there told me that Olga Valencia had died and, knowing of my friendship with her, he had attended the funeral.
Once in a while you get to see people assimilate a value from a different culture. It’s an enriching experience for everyone concerned.
The drama that unfolded in the arrest and court proceedings of Theodore Kaczynski deserves serious, even prayerful, reflection. In part it focuses our attention on that most basic of all communi
"The hardest part in this is seeing the pain, not only the pain of those I love, but the pain of everybody involved.
A unique faith community gathered recently in Washington, D.C., to celebrate its Silver Jubilee.
Paulo Freire's liberating legacy.
School in all of its dimensions inevitably marks our later efforts at community living.
Ecumenism will happen not so much as a result of doctrinal discussions, but through real-life activities on behalf of a suffering world.
The many communities that Father Jim Healy served during 35 years as a Catholic priest came together recently at his memorial service.
For the first time in memory, the Latino community took to the streets of Washington, D.C., in large numbers on October 12, 1996.
A recent survey, taken in a school for upper-middle-class American children, surfaced a startling statistic.
A visit to the United Nations stimulates reflections and emotions regarding humanity's striving for community.
When the reporter asked, “Why do you believe Sister Dianna’s story?” I replied without hesitation.
Catholic religious congregations these days find themselves in uncharted waters as they increasingly move toward internationalizing their communities.
One can only marvel at couples who successfully manage life in community alongside their own needs as spouses.
AS THE AUTHOR of Sojourners' "Life in Community" column, I must take exception to Ed Spivey's remarks about my lifestyle in his January-February 1996 "H'rumphs."
Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller once criticized Little League baseball for its interference in children's spontaneous play.
Sojourners has invaded cyberspace. Or perhaps it's the other way around.
Community for a dying friend
What community is not.
Showing the way of compassion.
Countering the idol of self
Three American soldiers committed suicide in the first few months after U.S. forces arrived in Haiti in September 1994.
Harvesting Occasions of Grace
The value of a faith-based community in children’s lives cannot be overestimated.
The benefits of community retreats.
Never have I written on a more difficult subject than the pope’s recent letter on women’s ordination in the Catholic Church.
Every successful community relies on the member who is its heart. This is true for communities that live together and for those that live apart but gather regularly.
Worship at the Heart: The PAX Community Celebrates 25 Years
Sustaining the witness of the faithful.
Who directed the following words to the Indian population of southern Mexico?
The rituals of welcome and mission
The first year of "Sharing the Sojourn"
When community is disrupted