Saint of the Day: St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

From our popular Saint of the Day! Born in Grenoble, France, of a family that was among the new rich, Philippine learned political skills from her father and a love of the poor from her mother. The dominant feature of her temperament was a strong and dauntless will, which became the material—and the...

The Pain of Loss Can Be Clarifying

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin (and misattributed to Mark Twain and Benjamin Disraeli, among others) came home to me in a special way three weeks ago. My vibrant, fun, spontaneous, loving Latina sister-in-law died...

War on Christmas?

They’re provocative. I’ll grant them that much. But as each year brings new billboards sponsored by various atheist organizations protesting (I think) belief in Christ, my response has dimmed from grimace to yawn. “You know it isn’t real,” read last year’s campaign. This...

Preserving Innocence

For more than 23 years, and along with raising four children of my own, I have babysat over 20 children in my home. While in my care I was responsible for tending to their physical and emotional needs, to mentor them, teach them things like how to swim, take them to the zoo, etc. As most of them are now...

Rebranding and New Name for St. Anthony Messenger Press

Franciscan Media—formerly known as St. Anthony Messenger Press, and for more than 118 years a presence in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine—has rebranded and changed its name to better reflect the roots of its mission and its drive to meet the changing needs of the Catholic faith community. The nonprofit...

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