Life in Community

Joe Nangle 3-01-1999

The final column of a six-year run gives the author permission to write in the first person, wouldn't you say?

Joe Nangle 1-01-1999

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.

Joe Nangle 11-01-1998

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.

Joe Nangle 9-01-1998

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.

Joe Nangle 7-01-1998

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.

Joe Nangle 5-01-1998

Once in a while you get to see people assimilate a value from a different culture. It’s an enriching experience for everyone concerned.

Joe Nangle 3-01-1998

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

Joe Nangle 1-01-1998

"The hardest part in this is seeing the pain, not only the pain of those I love, but the pain of everybody involved.

Joe Nangle 11-09-1997

A unique faith community gathered recently in Washington, D.C., to celebrate its Silver Jubilee.

Joe Nangle 9-01-1997

School in all of its dimensions inevitably marks our later efforts at community living.

Joe Nangle 5-01-1997
Ecumenism will happen not so much as a result of doctrinal discussions, but through real-life activities on behalf of a suffering world.
Joe Nangle 3-01-1997

The many communities that Father Jim Healy served during 35 years as a Catholic priest came together recently at his memorial service.

Joe Nangle 1-01-1997

For the first time in memory, the Latino community took to the streets of Washington, D.C., in large numbers on October 12, 1996.

Joe Nangle 11-01-1996

A recent survey, taken in a school for upper-middle-class American children, surfaced a startling statistic.

Joe Nangle 9-01-1996

A visit to the United Nations stimulates reflections and emotions regarding humanity's striving for community.

Joe Nangle 7-01-1996

Catholic religious congregations these days find themselves in uncharted waters as they increasingly move toward internationalizing their communities.

Joe Nangle 5-01-1996

One can only marvel at couples who successfully manage life in community alongside their own needs as spouses.

Joe Nangle 3-01-1996

Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller once criticized Little League baseball for its interference in children's spontaneous play.

Joe Nangle 1-01-1996

Sojourners has invaded cyberspace. Or perhaps it's the other way around.