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Jim Caviezel: Star of The Count of Monte Cristo

With the release of his new film, Catholic actor Jim Caviezel has Hollywood in his hands and God in his heart.

Christopher Heffron

St. Anthony Messenger

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Theology-on-Tap: Quenching a Spiritual Thirst

For more than 35 years, thousands of young-adult Catholics have found their faith replenished through this grassroots initiative. By Christopher Heffron

Christopher Heffron

St. Anthony Messenger

Anointing of the Sick: A Sacrament With Many Graces

Catholics have embraced Vatican II’s emphasis on Anointing as a sacrament for healing the sick and aged, as well as comforting the dying.

Christopher Heffron

St. Anthony Messenger

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To preach the Gospel will sometimes mean placing ourselves in opposition to prevailing opinion.

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel truths shouldn’t be buried away: When more is entrusted to you, more will be expected.

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Friar’s E-Spirations: Living the Works of Mercy

On February 8, we celebrated the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, whose life was burdened with many wrongs. She was kidnapped when she was 7, sold into slavery, and resold several times, bearing a lot of abuse along the way. In 1883, Callisto Legnani, Italian consul in Khartoum, Sudan, bought

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan E-spirations

Friar’s E-Spirations: Offering Up Our Suffering

I suspect that most of my readers have heard of the expression “offering it up.” Someone asked me just what it means. It was a good question. There is a fundamental truth that helps us understand this expression. In all of God’s creation, there is a single word that describes

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan E-spirations

Friar’s E-Spirations: ‘On the Way,’ Gratefully

In America, most of us have friendly relations with other Christians. We work on community projects and services together or have interfaith ministerial associations. We are grateful for how much we share in the Scriptures, beliefs, and values. But Christ wants more. He asks “that all may be one.” The

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan E-spirations

Friar’s E-Spirations: A Magnificent and Simple Faith

On my shelf is a marvelous book entitled the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). It is a large book—about 800 pages. There is one adaptation called The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, which isn’t as dense, but is still substantial. This book, published by the United States Conference

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan E-spirations