January 2019

Dear Reader: Unpacking Faith and Culture

The beginning of the year is always a perfect opportunity to start something new. That certainly also holds true for us here at St. Anthony Messenger. Last January, we launched our complete redesign of the magazine. Other years, we have ...
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The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Many argue the death penalty can help survivors move on with their lives. However, this counselor writes that true healing can happen only when we learn to "walk with the pain. "
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An Interview with Sister Megan Rice

With the heart of a warrior and the soul of a peacemaker, this activist boldly pushes for complete nuclear disarmament in the United States.
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Notes from a Friar: Thank You, St. Elizabeth Seton

Elizabeth Seton had no special gifts. She was not a mystic or stigmatic. She did not prophesy or speak in tongues. She had two great devotions: abandonment to the will of God and an ardent love for the Eucharist.
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Notes from a Friar: Ordinary Time Is Anything but Ordinary

We’ve finished the Christmas season and are into Ordinary Time—or as a friend of mine calls it, “Boring Time.”
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Psalm 139: Endless Love

When I was younger, I learned a popular slogan that perfectly sums up this psalm: “God doesn’t make junk.”
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