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St. Anthony Messenger

August 2019 Issue

Dear Reader: There but for the Grace of God...

Oct 6, 2020
Whenever I think about addiction, my cinema-obsessed mind immediately goes to director Darren Aronofsky’s brutal but brilliant 2000 film, Requiem for a Dream.

Martyr of Auschwitz

Jul 26, 2019
St. Maximilian Kolbe is known as a martyr of the Holocaust. The Conventual Franciscan friar was executed on August 14, 1941, at Auschwitz, after giving up his life for another inmate.

Facing the Opioid Crisis: A Catholic Response

Jul 26, 2019
Ryan Dattilo estimates that he knows at least 100 people who have died from a drug overdose. These people were not just numbers—they were friends, siblings, sons, daughters, and parents.

Dream On

Jul 26, 2019
The word dream is closely connected to our cultural identity as Americans. From the idea of the American Dream to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Finding Your Saint

Jul 26, 2019 St. Anthony Messenger
A few weeks ago on Twitter, a friend who is becoming Catholic asked, “How do you pick out your saint?” There were lots of good responses.