Go Green—Even in Winter

For most in this country, it’s too cold to be outside, but that hasn’t stopped us from piling in our cars and crowding streets and interstates. It’s no secret that we Americans have a dependency on our cars. In fact, the Sierra Club, one of the nation’s oldest environmental organizations, reports...

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St. Anthony Messenger has come a long way. First published on June 1, 1893, the magazine grew into one of the principal Catholic family magazines in the United States. In its publishing history, the magazine has featured interviews with prominent Catholics, and includes educational, inspirational, and...

Assisi, Remembered

Two of my colleagues are leaving in a few days to participate in the Franciscan Pilgrimage Program to Rome and Assisi. It’s been four years since I had my own pilgrimage, and the experience has never left me. Shot from one of the caves where Francis sought quiet and solitude. I can remember, as our...

Saint of the Day: St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

From our popular Saint of the Day feature! “God closes a door and then opens a window,” people sometimes say when dealing with their own disappointment or someone else’s. That was certainly true in Marguerite’s case. Children from European as well as Native American backgrounds in seventeenth-century...

I’ll Miss You, ‘Winona Ryder’

As my friends and closest colleagues know, I call my television “Winona Ryder.” There’s a story behind that: I received this beauty for my 20th birthday. When it was first hooked up to my cable, I made a beeline for HBO, via remote, to find one of my favorite movies playing: Reality Bites. It’s...

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