St. Anthony Messenger

August 2019

Dear Reader: There but for the Grace of God…

Whenever I think about addiction, my cinema-obsessed mind immediately goes to director Darren Aronofsky’s brutal but brilliant 2000 film, Requiem for a Dream.

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Clare and Francis: Assisi’s Most Dangerous Citizens

Sometimes we are so attracted to saints for our own reasons that we fail to see how radical they were in their day.

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Martyr of Auschwitz

St. Maximilian Kolbe is known as a martyr of the Holocaust. The Conventual Franciscan friar was executed on August 14, 1941, at Auschwitz, after giving up his life for another inmate.

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Facing the Opioid Crisis: A Catholic Response

Ryan Dattilo estimates that he knows at least 100 people who have died from a drug overdose. These people were not just numbers—they were friends, siblings, sons, daughters, and parents.

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Dream On

The word dream is closely connected to our cultural identity as Americans. From the idea of the American Dream to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream ” speech.

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