Putting the Brakes on Bullying

One of my greatest of simple pleasures is to watch my kids play sports. Now out of high school, two of my sons continue to play co-ed softball on the same team during the summer. My husband and I are their biggest fans. A few weeks ago while sitting in the stands waiting for their ballgame to start, I was...

SAM in Malibu!

Friar Jack Wintz and I recently had a week incredible even by the standards of St. Anthony Messenger! We went to California in search of two articles for future issues and found ourselves interviewing Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez and, later, Roma Downey. Emilio and his father, Martin, have been making a film...

A New Perspective

I have a lot of favorite songs. Some I like for the pure fun of singing and dancing along to the melody and some I like because I feel a connection to the lyrics. One song that I like to turn up and sing along with is Francesca Battistelli’s This Is the Stuff. Every time I hear it, I try to take it to...

Time Flies

“Tempus fugit.” Time flies. This quotation from Virgil, found on old clocks, is true to human experience. Wasn’t it just yesterday when I was preparing for ordination? Wasn’t that when I read the first edition of Francis: The Journey and the Dream by Murray Bodo? I received a copy of the beautifully...

The Silent Addiction

Are you or a loved one addicted to the Internet? Do you sit for hours and hours in front of a computer screen, surfing the Web at the expense of your mental and emotional health? Are your addictive behaviors jeopardizing your job and putting you and your family at risk? Has your ability to socialize with...

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