Holy Ground, Holy Week

Visiting Civil War battlefields reminds Americans of a tragic time in our history. On Sunday, I went to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to see the museum and battlefield grounds. The movie, the painted “colorama” and the museum filled with archives gave me visual cues about the events of those three days in...

Reflections on the Glorious Mysteries

The Five Glorious Mysteries 1. The Resurrection of Jesus The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee now came to the tomb at early dawn. Two men in dazzling clothes said to the women: “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but has risen” (Lk 24:5). When the women heard this...

A Living Franciscan Media Legend

One wonderful thing about working at Franciscan Media is the history, and the longtime connection our customers feel to products such as St. Anthony Messenger magazine. For years, teleministry has been at the heart of “SAM,” as we call it internally, and its continued success. And the true legend...

Psalm 28

The psalmist is in dire need. He fears that, without God’s help, he is doomed to die and fall into the netherworld. (At the psalmist’s time there was no clear notion of an afterlife.) Yet, he is convinced that God cares. God is his “rock.” God will hold him up in his struggles. He knows that God has...

Liberal? Conservative? Yes!

Today’s guest blogger is Mike Aquilina, author or editor of more than 40 books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. This excerpt is taken from his book Good Pope, Bad Pope: Their Lives, Our Lessons to be published by Servant Books in October 2013. “Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum: habemus...

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