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...

Advent in March

The snow has been falling steadily for hours, swirling about the gray sky and coating the trees and grass with a layer of white that belies the fact that it’s the first week of spring. It’s not atypical for late March in Cincinnati, where Opening Day might be followed by 2 inches of snow. What’s not...

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...

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