Antona Ebo, FSM: Brave Sister of Selma

This 82-year-old Franciscan sister takes center stage in a new PBS documentary about a key moment in civil-rights history.

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Liam Lawton on Saint Patrick

This Irish priest and musical celebrity explores the saint’s amazing journey. By John Feister

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U.S. Franciscan Father Michael Perry, minister general of the Order of Friars Minor, is pictured at the Franciscan headquarters in Rome June 12. Father Perry discussed "Laudato Si'," the title of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, which is taken from a hymn by St. Francis of Assisi. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See ENCYCLICAL-FRANCISCANS June 12, 2015.

The Future of the Franciscans

At age 61, Father Michael Perry, OFM, is general minister of the Order of Friars Minor, the 13,400-member-strong branch of the Franciscan family tree. By John Feister

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A Christmas Miracle for a Jewish Woman

His mother escaped from death in Nazi-occupied Poland on Christmas Eve. By John Feister and Rabbi Abie Ingber

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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington is seen Jan. 31. The court sent a Texas death-row case back to lower courts March 28, saying the inmate's intellectual disability should prevent his execution. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See SCOTUS-DEATH-PENALTY-IQ March 29, 2017.

Sister Helen Prejean: 20 Years after ‘Dead Man Walking’

State by state, capital punishment is being repealed. This longtime death-penalty opponent gives us a progress report. By John Feister

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Catholic Culture, Native Roots

When the news of Kateri Tekakwitha’s approval for canonization reached the West Coast, there was much cause for celebration. For decades, even centuries, Catholics of Native American heritage longed for a time when one of their own would join the ranks of those whose holiness is publicly, universally acknowledged. At the Religious Education Congress for

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Prophet of Peace: Elias Chacour

“My peace is my gift to you,” Jesus said to his followers. But this Easter the land where Jesus once walked, the land of today’s Israelis and Palestinians, is anything but peaceful. In this exclusive St. Anthony Messenger interview, we talk with Archbishop Elias Chacour, whose archeparchy (archdiocese) in northern

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Roma Downey’s Little Angels

PEOPLE EVERYWHERE still know her as Monica from TV’s popular Touched by an Angel series. She was the beautiful, sensitive angel with the lilting Irish accent, the star of the show. Over its nine-year run on CBS, the show touched millions of lives with its simple message: that God

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Introduction

Ten years after the horrific 9/11 attacks on the United States, we are left with many questions. Yes, there are questions of national security, of protecting our borders, of removing terrorism’s roots abroad. But perhaps the biggest long-term question for most Americans is, who are Muslims Reactions to the terrorist attacks

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Judge Janine P. Geske: Circles of Healing

JUDGE JANINE P. GESKE has a groundbreaking approach for resolving damage done to the Church by sexually abusive clergy. The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice wants to bring to the Church a practice that has been used in criminal justice for decades: restorative justice. She’s leading an effort

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