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St. Anthony Messenger

August 2020 Issue

Dear Reader: The Courage of St. Clare

Oct 11, 2020
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”

Racism Is a Sin with Deep Roots

Oct 5, 2020
We often hear people talk about the “sin of racism.” Books and articles describe racism as America’s original sin. We identify racism with events and actions like slavery or Jim Crow laws. But it's still corroding our nation.

Editorial: Standing in Solidarity against Systemic Racism

Oct 5, 2020
I am a white American male with a college degree and a career, and I was blessed to be raised in a loving, Catholic home by parents who valued education, hard work, and faith.

Forgotten No More

Oct 5, 2020
The main center for Covenant House, the largest youth shelter in the world, is housed in a timeworn building in Midtown Manhattan. It’s hardly noticeable near the hubbub of the Port Authority, New York City’s bus station.

The Courage to Change: Wisdom from Assisi

Oct 4, 2020
This year has been all about courage and change. Facing a new coronavirus with no vaccine or cure, we now see its ripples spreading unemployment and economic insecurity for millions and upending the education of a whole generation.

Followers of St. Francis: Dedicated to Dignity

Oct 2, 2020
Long associated as a symbol of respite, shelter, and nourishment, an oasis serves as a spiritual metaphor as well as a place of spiritual rejuvenation.

Film Reviews with Sister Rose

Jul 9, 2020
Director Jon Hyatt’s new documentary asks a very big question: Are we addicted to our screens? He starts out by turning off his devices and traveling across Canada and the United States to discover the answer.