July | August 2024

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Dear Reader: A Call for Civil Discourse

Regardless of our political leanings, we must all remember that we need each other to move forward. St. Francis and the Franciscan spirit can help along the way. 
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Building Peace in a Nation Divided 

The example of St. Francis can be our guide as we navigate bitter divisions in our world, our nation—and perhaps even our dinner tables. 
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St. Bonaventure: Loving God with Heart and Mind 

The life and message of St. Bonaventure can provide a framework for understanding both the world and your personal calling. 
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I’d Like to Say: The Time to Protect Elections Is Now 

As trust in our election system erodes, so does our sense of unity as American citizens. By looking to the Franciscan tradition and its emphasis on peace-building, we can find ways to heal and strengthen our divided society.
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Editorial: At Play in the Fields of the Lord

The Olympics shouldn’t be political. On the contrary: The games are a distraction from it.
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Let Us Pray: Be Fearless in Prayer

The strongest and most vibrant relationships are those sustained by good, healthy habits.
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