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A Walk through Holy Week

by Dan Kroger, OFM on 4/11/17 7:00 AM

The high holy days of the Christian faith are almost here. This past Sunday, Palm Sunday, we...

Our Quest for Peace

by Dan Kroger, OFM on 1/5/17 7:00 AM

There’s nothing like an election to divide people. I remember a number of political discussions...

Saint Francis' Love of Christmas

by Dan Kroger, OFM on 12/21/16 6:00 AM

Sunday we celebrate Christmas. It was a feast dear to Saint Francis. In fact, he encouraged his...

Tales of Santa Claus

by Dan Kroger, OFM on 12/6/16 7:00 AM

Just in from the US Postal Service is an email announcing their “Letters from Santa” program....

No Clowns for Halloween?

by Dan Kroger, OFM on 10/25/16 1:29 PM
Image: David Gallagher.

Halloween, the eve of All Saints, November 1, is just around the corner....

The Influence of Henri Nouwen

by Dan Kroger, OFM on 9/27/16 12:12 PM

Recently, reading Henri Nouwen: His Life and Spirit, by Kevin Burns, I recalled how Henri Nouwen...

Prayer Requests

by Dan Kroger, OFM on 8/30/16 5:14 PM

Every week, I receive prayer petitions that are sent along with St. Anthony Messenger magazine...

The Significance of the Transfiguration

by Dan Kroger, OFM on 8/6/16 7:00 AM

In the ninth chapter of Luke's Gospel, Jesus foretells his suffering and death (9:22), and then...

Mission Appealing

by Dan Kroger, OFM on 7/8/16 7:00 AM
Image: Wikimedia Commons.

As an altar boy in the 1950s, I remember an African bishop who came to...

Families, Faith, and Social Values

by Dan Kroger, OFM on 6/8/16 7:00 AM
Image: Lawrence OP.

In the 1980s, when I was a young Franciscan priest, I served as a rural pastor...