Family: Hey, Mom and Dad … Slow Down!

Do you believe in angels? I do. I always have. As a mom and manager, I like the idea that God, in his infinite wisdom, knows how to delegate work. The delegates of choice? Angels. That’s clear in the Bible. There are people whom we call angels, too. Now I’m not talking about real angels, like Gabriel and Michael, but rather the concept of angels. For me, that means those people in my life who seem to providentially be there for me just when I need them. God-sent? Maybe. And this past y

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John Jay Study: What Now?

This past May, the U.S. bishops released the long-awaited report on “The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010.” Immediately, media reports began analyzing the lengthy document, looking for clues as to what led to this crisis in our Church. Was cel

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Should We Ban Guns?

Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s talk. As in not yell at one another, take sides, dig in our heels, or any of the other things that seem to happen every time this subject comes up. Let’s be frank. We have an epidemic of violence in this country, and I’m also aware that guns are but one piece of a much bigger puzzle we have to figure out. The violence that is rampant in our society has numerous issues behind it, such as mentalhealth and economic issues. I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase “Guns don’t kill people, people kill I could sit here and cite statements and quotes from any number of popes and religious leaders from all faiths about the need for peace. I could find quotes and documents that would be in favor of gun restrictions. I could tell you that St. Francis would probably speak out

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9/11 at 10

Three people recall 9/11 and how it changed their lives. By Susan Hines-Brigger

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Dick Vitale: Faith, Family and Foul Shots

If March Madness is the World Series of college basketball, Dick Vitale is the hands-down MVP. By Susan Hines-Brigger

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Cooking with Father Dominic

In the November 2003 issue of St. Anthony Messenger, Susan Hines-Brigger interviewed Father Dominic Garramone, OSB.

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