St. Anthony Messenger

November 2019

Dear Reader: Taking a Stand

Throughout history—and still to this day—there are individuals who have been willing to speak out, challenge situations, and try to help make a change.

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Film Reviews with Sister Rose

Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews By the Grace of God, The Peanut Butter Falcon, and The Riot Act.

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A Leap of Faith

Have you ever made a decision based on very little information that will surely affect the rest of your life—as well as the lives of everyone in your family—and which has no assurance of success? At the end of this past summer, my wife and I made a decision like that. We bought a house.

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A Mission Reborn

Wearing sandals, clad in a plain brown robe, and full of youthful zest, Sister Stephanie Baliga raises a small bullhorn. She stands near the doorway of a food pantry in Chicago, set to open in minutes.

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Editorial: The Greta Effect

This past September 23, millions of people around the world walked out of their schools and workplaces to demand urgent action on climate change. The protests were scheduled prior to the opening of the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Action Summit in New York City.

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Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life

A tradition steeped in history that stretches deep into Mexico’s past, Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a colorful and joyous celebration of the lives of loved ones who have died. It traditionally begins on October 31 and culminates on November 2, All Souls’ Day. With over 30 million Mexican Americans in the United States, plus another 11 million immigrants from Mexico, the custom has been kept alive by Mexican Catholic faithful across the country.

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