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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...

Let it Snow!

Here in Cincinnati, Ohio, it’s snowing. Because I come from much farther north than this fair city, a bit of snow, even a few inches, doesn’t bother me. Others outside my office door are expressing fear and panic for what is often called “the white death.” At times like these,...

Pope Francis to Celebrate Bambinelli Sunday

Looking for an event to celebrate your love for children, Advent, Christmas and Pope Francis? Then watch for the “Bambinelli Sunday” celebration on December 15 in St. Peter’s Square with Pope Francis and the children of Rome! Amy Welborn, author of the new children’s book, Bambinelli...

Giving Thanks

Of all the things I’ve been given over the course of my life from parents, mentors, teachers, brothers and sisters, gratitude (or the importance of choosing it) is by far the most transformative. I have found that more than anything else, saying thank you and choosing to count everything as gift is...

Atheists Have Something to Believe In

Pope Francis is riding a wave of unprecedented (at least recently) approval. His comments seem to signal a new attitude toward people previously marginalized. He asks us all to focus on the Gospel instead of more divisive social issues. And his latest photo op? Genius. Also very Jesus. Perhaps most exciting...

How to Talk Wookie

What do hobbits, angels, and wizards have in common? What might it sound like if a Wookie from Star Wars had a conversation with a Catholic? How can superheroes help you discover your vocation? You can find the answers to these questions in Fr. Roderick Vonhogen’s book, Geekpriest: Confessions of a New...

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