Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

The news has been chock-full of interesting, out-of-the-ordinary stories of late. Here are three that caught my attention:   How much do you know about Afghanistan and its history? Thanks to a friend posting this story on Facebook, I learned a lot about how surprisingly modern Afghanistan was in the...

‘But I Don’t Feel Different’

On Sunday afternoon, my family attended the birthday party for a young friend who had just turned five. His parents told us that, on the day of his actual birthday, Dominic woke up, checked with his parents to make sure that it was his birthday, then patted his body and said, “But I don’t feel...

I Love This Job

“Mr. Sparks is on the line.” That was what I heard in my headset while I was waiting for my interview with author Nicholas Sparks. He had agreed to an interview with St. Anthony Messenger in conjunction with the release of the film The Lucky One based on his novel by the same name. When I had...

Opposition to Abortion Does Not Take Away the Sins of the World

We welcome guest blogger Mark P. Shea, author of the new book The Work of Mercy: Being the Hands and Heart of Christ from Servant Books. Let’s get something out of the way right off the bat. Abortion is the single most serious moral issue of our time. Nothing in our civilization equals the gravity of a...

Did God Make Lady Gaga?

Last month, my family and I made a trip out west—part for business and part to visit my husband’s family. We flew into Phoenix, drove to Tucson for the diocesan conference there, drove back to Phoenix (Chandler, really) for our nephew’s Baptism at St. Andrew’s, drove to LA for the Los Angeles...

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