St. Anthony Messenger

January 2020

Dear Reader: A New Beginning

Near the end of his life, St. Francis was said to have told the friars, “Let us begin again, brothers, for up until now, we have done little or nothing. “

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

There is no quick fix for the hurts and harm we cause, and it is no excuse to say we were simply being zealous for the Lord.

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Dolly Parton’s America

“You’ve paid a lot of money to come here tonight, ” Dolly Parton once said to an adoring London crowd, “and I want you to know that I appreciate it because I do need the money. You’d be amazed at how much money it can really take to make a person look so cheap. “

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Editorial: Listening to Our Better Angels

When Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president on March 4, 1861, he focused his inaugural address on the seven states that had already seceded from the Union. Lincoln hoped to avoid war between the North and the South.

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Film Reviews with Sister Rose

It is 1963, and British-born race car driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), his wife, Mollie (Caitriona Balfe), and son, Peter (Noah Jupe), face ruin when the IRS closes his auto garage.

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Kayla McKeon: Trailblazer, Advocate

Kayla McKeon picks up the phone at work. Gentle humor, she knows, helps build bridges and reach common ground. She finishes up by joking that the conversation went well “except for that one hardball question ” she asked.

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