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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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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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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‘What Do You Think of Me, Lord?’

What we are all longing to know is this: “What do you think of me, Lord?” Or as I phrased it in my book, “Who does he say you are?”

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Two Saints: Francis and Anthony

The early Franciscans had two saints, Francis and Anthony, who symbolized two strains that would exist, sometimes in tension, among them from that time forward. By Dominic V. Monti, OFM

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The Death of Jesus: Then and Now

At a time when so many different ideas about Jesus are being circulated, what more authentic source for learning about him than the Gospels? And what better way of studying the New Testament than with an expert who has spent his life pondering and teaching it? Scripture scholar Father Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., is our guide.

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