St. Anthony Messenger magazine
St. Anthony Messenger

October 2019 Issue

Dear Reader: Reconsidering Culture

Oct 6, 2020 St. Anthony Messenger
Television, film, music, podcasts, and YouTube color (and in some cases discolor) our faith lives significantly. As a magazine, we want to address that in ways that better serve you, our readers.

Declutter Your Spiritual Life

May 21, 2020
As anyone who has ever tried to tame the chaos in the garage or sort through last season’s clothing knows, imposing order on our lives is no easy task. And evidently, it’s not one we do well.

Becoming a World Church

Oct 21, 2019
“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature,” Jesus told his apostles (Mk 16:15). Christianity has been doing that ever since.

Film Reviews with Sister Rose

Oct 1, 2019 St. Anthony Messenger
Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews Parasite, Spider in the Web, and Don't Be Nice.

Why Am I Still Catholic?

Sep 27, 2019
During a discussion about spiritual matters, a good friend, a devout Jew who had read most of what I have written about psychology and spirituality, asked me, “Why are you still Catholic?”

Martin Scorsese's Trilogy of Faith

Sep 27, 2019
When you think of the phrase Catholic art, images of Renaissance paintings or marble statues might come to mind. But when you hear or see the name Martin Scorsese, Catholic art is probably not the first association you would make.

Thérèse of Lisieux: An Unlikely Patron Saint

Sep 25, 2019 St. Anthony Messenger
I searched long and hard for the patron saint I wanted. In the end, my heart chose the one I needed.