St. Anthony Messenger

April 2020

Dear Reader: News Blues

I’ve made a concerted effort this year to divest from the 24-hour news cycle—a much harder task than I had anticipated.

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Let’s Stop Fighting Over Climate Change

Scientific studies have long shown the connection between human behavior and climate change. Over 97 percent of climate scientists agree on this. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated in its 2014 report: “Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history. Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems. “

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Who Was the ‘Beloved Disciple ‘?

In the Gospel of John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved ” is at the foot of the cross (19:26) and is entrusted with caring for the mother of Jesus (19:27). Who is this disciple and what makes him more loved than anyone else?

For centuries, most Christians have thought it was the Apostle John, but biblical scholars have more recently questioned this. The “Beloved Disciple, ” who appears only in the Gospel of John, is introduced in 13:23 with later references in 18:15‚Äì16; 19:26‚Äì27; 20:2‚Äì4, 8; and 21:7, 20, 23‚Äì24.

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Editorial: A Legacy of Hate

In a Nazi-orchestrated raid on November 9–10, 1938, paramilitary forces and nationalists destroyed more than 7,000 Jewish-owned businesses and some 267 synagogues throughout Germany and Austria.

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Praised Bee

If you are looking for Martin Marklin, you will likely find him in one of two places—either tending to the 100‚Äì150 beehives on his farm in New Hampshire or handcrafting candles made from the fruits of those bees’ labor.

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