October 2017

Field of sheep eating hay and looking at the camera

St. Francis and the Animals

It's hard to separate Francis of Assisi and animals. Stories abound of how this great saint could communicate with animals and felt at one with all creation. Here are a few of the stories that were first recorded by Thomas
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Brother Al Mascia on a bike

Brother Al and the Canticle Café

As the winter winds blow across Detroit again this year, Brother Al and friends will build those relationships, serving food and drink from their carts, bringing warmth, inside and out, to everyone along the way.
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Candles on steps

Why I Stay Catholic

I feel the same about my Catholic faith. No matter the anguish, consternation, or unhappiness it's occasionally whipped up in me, I will never shake this sturdy and glorious faith.
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Pope John Paul II and Suffering

It is no secret that Karol Wojtyla, as a young man and even during the early years of his pontificate, was a picture of health, vigor, and vitality. As an athlete skilled in soccer, swimming, canoeing and skiing, he exhibited
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Ron Hall’s Hollywood Redemption

One's first impression of Ron Hall is that this Texas-born art-dealer-turned-film-producer has a ready smile and seems always on the verge of laughter. It only takes a couple of minutes while visiting the set of the new film Same Kind
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Meet the Famous Franciscan Saints

Each of the Franciscan Saints is a living Gospel. They have all, in some partial way, embodied—literally incarnated—the challenge of faith in their time and place, and so opened a path that others might follow. Here we'll look at some
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