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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Therese J. Borchard: ‘Beyond Blue’

Check out this article's Web-Plus features THERE WAS A MOMENT in Therese Borchard’s life when she found herself crouched in a closet, terrified, with her kids in front of the TV in the other room. The bouts of depression and anxiety she had fought since she was a teenager—the

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Will There Be Any Christians in the Holy Land?

On his first-ever trip to the Holy Land, this journalist looks at the state of Christians there. By John Feister

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