St. Anthony Messenger magazine
St. Anthony Messenger

October 2020 Issue

Dear Reader: Saints in a Vacuum

Oct 5, 2020
For most of us, when we think of saints, we view them as frozen in time. St. Francis will always be wandering the hills of Assisi, preaching the Gospel, and facing the challenges of the Church in his time.

Editorial: Voter Suppression Is Civic Aggression

Oct 5, 2020
When I’m disillusioned by the rhetoric surrounding this year’s election, I focus on a quote from Father Theodore Hesburgh: “Voting is a civic sacrament.”

Film Reviews with Sister Rose

Oct 5, 2020
Netflix’s new feature film on the life of Marie Curie begins with Polish-born Marie Skłodowska (Rosamund Pike) arguing with her mentor, Professor Lippmann (Simon Russell Beale).

Police and Suicide: A Hidden Epidemic

Oct 5, 2020 St. Anthony Messenger
More police officers kill themselves than are killed by criminals. In the first 10 months of 2019, 188 police officers across the nation died by suicide.

Faith in Focus: Images of God’s Creation

Oct 5, 2020
Franciscans figure in strongly to the history of Mexico and the presence of the Church there. Juan Diego famously reported the Marian apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Bishop Juan de Zumárraga, a Franciscan friar.

Don’t Be a Single-Issue Voter

Oct 1, 2020
We are living in a perilous time. Our nation is as divided as it was during the Civil War. We are all affected by crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.