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An Introduction to the Sacraments

The sacraments are drawn from the love that Jesus had for all of us by becoming human. Each is designed to draw us closer to God.

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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The Rift Between Jews and Samaritans

Though the Samaritans were condemned by the Jews, Hartman says they probably had as much pure Jewish blood as the Jews who later returned from the Babylonian exile.

Pat McCloskey, OFM

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Red, White and Green Martyrs?

Fr. Pat answers readers' questions on a wide variety of topics.

Pat McCloskey, OFM

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God Wants Total Commitment

Fr. Pat answers readers' questions about Jesus, Mary, commitment, and Hurricane Katrina.

Pat McCloskey, OFM

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Ask a Franciscan: Did Jesus Have Siblings?

Friar Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers the tough questions in Ask a Franciscan.

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Ask a Franciscan: What is Required of Godparents?

In "Ask a Franciscan," Franciscan Father Pat McCloskey answers questions regarding the Catholic faith, such as "What is the role of godparents?"

Pat McCloskey, OFM

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Ask a Franciscan: Why Catholics Love Art

Friar Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers the tough questions in Ask a Franciscan.

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Ask a Franciscan: What Really Happened to Judas?

Friar Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers the tough questions in Ask a Franciscan.

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The Cowl Doesn’t Make the Monk

The Council of Trent (1545-1563) merely urged dress conformable to the cleric's order and propriety.

Pat McCloskey, OFM

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Saint John, Wine and Snakes

Friar Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers the tough questions in Ask a Franciscan.

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