In Dying, We are Born to Eternal Life

It’s been about six week since my grandfather died, and little by little, I’ve been finding some peace. The night I received the phone call from my mom, though, I felt a sense of panic that I wasn’t used to. It wasn’t grief initially, but fear. I was gripped with near-terror over...

Rated Double X

This week in one of our planning meetings for St. Anthony Messenger magazine, we engaged in an interesting discussion about gender roles, stemming from a mention of the recent Steubenville rape case. Gender has been in the news a lot lately, as Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg promotes (and defends) her...

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...

Of Hoops and Hope

In March, there is always hope. College basketball’s tournament season brings big possibilities and bigger dreams, and the idea that the little guy can triumph over unthinkable odds. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for anyone in need of a boost of faith. For even if your favorite team...

Welcome, Pope Francis!

With a puff of white smoke, the Catholic Church redefined “March Madness.” Wednesday’s announcement of Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, brought together many of our Franciscan Media staff, cramming our conference room to watch the live feed online. We were...

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