The Rift Between Jews and Samaritans

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

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Red, White and Green Martyrs?

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

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God Wants Total Commitment

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

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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?"

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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.

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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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Ask a Franciscan: Must I Take All Medications Prescribed?

In "Ask a Franciscan," Father Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers questions such as "Can Second Cousins Marry?"

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