A priest prepares to distribute Communion during a Divine Liturgy June 26 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral in Brooklyn, N.Y. Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, was the main celebrant of the liturgy. He arrived in the U.S. June 22 to begin a pastoral visit that concludes July 10. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See LEBANON-RAI June 28, 2016.

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Pat McCloskey, OFM, asks the tough questions in St. Anthony Messenger's "Ask a Franciscan."

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Two of our friars remind us of the fun involved in Halloween.

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The Seven Sacraments

God lovingly touches all of the stages of life through the seven sacraments. Pope Francis talks about the sacraments and their meaning in our everyday lives as Christians.

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Sacrament of the Eucharist

The Church invites us to celebrate the Eucharist and to receive Holy Communion “often” and “worthily.” But what does that mean?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of Confirmation

Sacrament of Confirmation

If the Sacrament of Confirmation isn't a “coming of age” celebration, than what is it?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Three things are required for a sin to be mortal: serious matter, full consent, and full knowledge. What's the difference?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of the Holy Orders

Sacrament of Holy Orders

A calling to religious life is a gift from God. But what if I feel unworthy?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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The Sacrament of Marriage

Sacrament of Marriage

Jesus raised the human institution of marriage to the dignity of a sacrament. But why?

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Sacrament of Baptism

Having a baby baptized is both an act of faith and a cultural affair. What does that mean?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament is not the "kiss of death." But what is it exactly?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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