Four Girls, One Microphone, One Unified Voice of Truth

Last month marked the twentieth anniversary of a speech given to the world delegates attending the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 1992. Four 12-year-old girls from Canada, who raised the money on their own to fly down to South America, stood before the delegates and gave...

Catholic or Catholique?

Recent news stories about the feast day of Blessed (soon to be Saint) Kateri Tekakwitha started me down a Catholic nostalgia trip. Every time I hear her name, I remember reading her biography when I was in third grade. It was in a series called Vision Books. Through the wonder that is Google, I discovered...

Lessons From the DMV

I’ve never been a patient person. I’d rather run than walk, watch a horrible TV show than sit through commercials, and more often than not, I’ll turn to the end of a book chapter before reading the beginning. I don’t like to wait. Period. And then I had to go to the DMV. On a Saturday. At the end of...

L.A.’s Little Choir That Could

We just finished the 2012 World Choir Games, held in the U.S. for the first time ever, an honor indeed for the host city, Cincinnati. We at St. Anthony Messenger knew they were coming, so we set about looking for a choir that might have a Catholic connection. Los Angeles freelancer Maureen Pratt found the...

Franciscans Support Catholic Sisters

There are seven provinces of OFM Franciscans spread across the United States. This includes the Province of St. John the Baptist, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the province to which I belong. What follows is a special statement of our seven provinces in support of Catholic religious women in this country...

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