St. Anthony Messenger

June 2017

I Died with Him’

One day in 2010 when Deacon LeRoy Gill was visiting Holy Angels Catholic School in Chicago’s violence-prone Bronzeville neighborhood, he noticed a student wearing a small urn around his neck.

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Pope Francis and the ‘Joy of Love’

Family life is experiencing stress around the world. Because Pope Francis has made families a priority in his papal ministry, the 2014 and 2015 sessions of the World Synod of Bishops, representing all the world’s bishops, focused on a single topic: marriage and family life.

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Welcome to San Damiano

Driving up the long, steep hill from Danville, California—escaping the congestion of the town and the roar of I-680—one who sees the first sign for San Damiano retreat center breathes a sigh of relief. What a far more welcoming sight the friary, with its graceful Spanish architecture, must be to a refugee who hasn’t had a permanent home in 17 years!

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Man and woman looking at the sunset |n Photo by Mindy Sabiston on Unsplash

The Dating Project

When professor Kerry Cronin realized that the young people in her seminars and classes were not dating, but participating in the hook-up culture, she realized that kids didn’t know how to date. It is a lost art that she is trying to reestablish by giving them a dating assignment. Cronin’s experiment is the subject of the recent documentary The Dating Project.

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Seven Things Catholics Should Know about Divorce

Divorced Catholics long for understanding and acceptance. Here’s how the Church can help.

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