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Easter and the Coming of the Holy Spirit

In John's account, the Holy Spirit was offered to the disciples on Easter night. By Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi

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What can we learn from a simple plant?

A Piece of Bamboo

What can we learn from a simple plant? By Francesca Notowidigdo

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St. Anthony Messenger

Pope Francis passes Mexico's flag as he greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Love is the engine driving hope on life’s bumpy road, says pope

The cross, loving service and humble sacrifice are the only way to overcome evil and give hope to the world, Pope Francis said.

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Lent: A Season of Grace and Mystery

The Loneliness of Gethsemane

Jesus invited his disciples to pray with him, but he was a stone's throw away. By Ronald Rolheiser

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Following Christ to Calvary

The Stations of the Cross have a profound message for each of us, every day. By Alfred McBride, OPraem, and Virginia Maksymowicz

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St. Anthony Messenger

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The First Words of Christ

We can only understand Jesus's ministry fully if we examine it from beginning to end. By Daniel P. Horan, OFM

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Walking with God

Walking with God

This simple meditation on four psalms can put you on the path to better health—body and soul. By Colleen Arnold, MD

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St. Anthony Messenger

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Cultivating Grateful Joy

Opening our hearts to the Good News starts with fully appreciating the power of our senses. By Brother David Steindl-Rast

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What Can Wendell Berry Teach Us about Humility?

The renowned author, poet, activist, and farmer lives a life of simplicity, with the understanding that all is given by God. By Ragan Sutterfield

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Pope Francis poses with Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his wife, Jeannette, during a private March 20 private meeting at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, pool via EPA)

Pope apologizes for Catholics’ participation in Rwanda genocide

Meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Pope Francis asked God's forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and religious.

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