October 2020

Dear Reader: Saints in a Vacuum

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.
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Editorial: Voter Suppression Is Civic Aggression

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."
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Film Reviews with Sister Rose

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).
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Police and Suicide: A Hidden Epidemic

Police officers are more likely to die by suicide than be killed by criminals. A retired Catholic Charities executive and others are working to change that.
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Faith in Focus: Images of God’s Creation

Inspired by Franciscan spirituality, a friar and photographer in Mexico trains his camera on the world around him.
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Man watching birds fly all over the damn place

St. Francis and the Birds

Francis harbored within himself a profound instinct that the saving plan of God, as revealed by the child-Savior born in Bethlehem, was to touch every part of the created world.
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