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Peace Begins with Us

Let’s carry the peace of the Christmas season into the new year and beyond. By Susan Hines-Brigger

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Overcoming Loneliness during the Holidays

Christmas can be a dark time for some. But there is always the promise of light. By Thomas Moore

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Memories of Mother Teresa

This Advent, do as Mother Teresa did and make your life something beautiful for God. By Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

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Remembering Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson sat down with St. Anthony Messenger three months before she passed. Author Rita E. Piro remembers the legend.

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Forgiveness Heals a Wounded Heart

Forgiveness makes reconciliation possible. By Lucy Fuchs, PhD.

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Fitting Prayer into a Busy Life

Prayer is the most outrageous and enlivening thing that we can do. But how do we find the time to do it? By Linda McCullough Moore

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Why I Stay Catholic

In a world full of questions, it was the only answer. By Kevin Wells

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Catholicism Welcomes the World

Three documents, The Decree on Ecumenism, Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, and Declaration on Religious Freedom, represent the Church's efforts to not only unify the community of Christians worldwide but also change attitudes and promote understanding toward non-Christian faiths.

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Road Map for the Future: Teachings of Vatican II

Vatican II brought changes to the Roman Catholic Church: an increase in the role of women and lay ministry, more interest in the Bible, the use of local languages in the Mass, ecumenism and an emphasis on social justice.

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The Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Though written in simple language, Saint Francis' Peace Prayer provides rich material for spiritual reflection.

Jack Wintz, OFM

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