St. Anthony Messenger

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 Sk≈Çodowska (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

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 Zum√°rraga, a Franciscan friar.

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Don’t Be a Single-Issue Voter

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.

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