St. Anthony Messenger magazine
St. Anthony Messenger

April 2017 Issue

Welcoming the Stranger

May 15, 2020 St. Anthony Messenger
In 2008, I visited St. Gerard Majella Church in the Diocese of Brooklyn in New York. The greeter warmly welcomed me and I took a seat. The bulletin had an entire column devoted to welcoming the newcomer and contained a coupon to fill out if one wanted more information about church membership.

Darkness & Light: A Good Friday Reflection

Apr 3, 2017 St. Anthony Messenger
Christ died on the cross so we may have help carrying our own.

Paulina Cerrilla: Rising Star

Mar 30, 2017
Paulina Cerrilla captured the nation’s attention four years ago with her appearance on The Voice, a television show that features top-notch talent competing for a recording contract.

Homily? Eulogy?

Mar 29, 2017
Some dioceses allow eulogies at funerals, and others do not. Why is this?

Help for Nurturing a Franciscan Spirituality

Mar 29, 2017
I need some practical advice for how to live and grow in Franciscan spirituality as a layperson. Because I am not close to a Secular Franciscan group, I need to do this on my own.

Use a Cross or a Crucifix?

Mar 29, 2017 Ask a Franciscan
During the Good Friday liturgy at our parish, we venerate a plain cross and not a crucifix with a representation of Jesus’ body on it. The crucifix is kept out of sight in the sacristy.

Spiritual, Religious, or None of the Above?

Mar 29, 2017
If you want to increase your stress and anxiety, or fear and sadness, peruse some of the research on the status of religious beliefs and behaviors in our country.

Secrets of the Knights Templar

Mar 29, 2017
Just mention the Knights Templar and the conspiracy theories start flying. But just who were the medieval Knights of the Temple? What was their job and what happened to them? Why do they still capture our imaginations?

Reel Time

Mar 29, 2017
A United Kingdom In postwar London, Muriel (Laura Carmichael) convinces her sister, Ruth (Rosamund Pike), an office worker, to accompany her to a dance at the mission society.