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Br. Casey Cole on Reaching People Outside of Church

When you think “new” and “fresh,” you probably don't think about a religious order that's 800 years old. But Br. Casey Cole, OFM, is spreading his Franciscan message to untold numbers of Catholics, young and old, through YouTube, his blog, and his vibrant social media channels. His message is reaching people beyond the church walls.
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In Silence, We Find God

  In this day and age, it's very hard to be quiet. With our tablets, smartphones, and myriad other noisy distractions at our fingertips, sometimes it's virtually impossible to quiet our minds and our spirits. Brother Casey Cole, OFM, has some words of wisdom to share in this week's Franciscan Spirit video.
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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Oftentimes we have a false hope when it comes to life—that everything is going to work out perfectly for us. But that's unrealistic, Brother Casey Cole, OFM, says. Life isn't easy. It will almost constantly throw challenges our way. The key is to clear our minds and hearts of expectations and allow God to lead us.
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Casey Cole, OFM, on the Franciscan Spirit

What is it about the Franciscan spirit that draws so many people in? Br. Casey Cole, OFM, says it's an unmistakable sense of family that makes it so appealing. And Saint Francis wouldn't have it any other way. "Francis wanted everybody to live this life," Br. Casey says. "He wanted people to live the Gospel." In this week's Friar Friday video, Br. Casey delves deeper into the Franciscan spirit and how it enriches the faith lives of those it touches.
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Has God Ever Called You?

  Oftentimes we want direction from God: a clear, definitive answer to the questions in our hearts. But God doesn't always work that way, Br. Casey Cole, OFM, says. Sometimes God speaks to us through our work, through friends, or through family. Casey found his call in service.
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Lent with Br. Casey: Called to Fail

“Why do bad things happen to good people?”  No doubt one of the great mysteries of our human existence, it has puzzled the most brilliant of philosophers and caused grief to even the simplest of men and women. Especially for people who believe in an all-powerful, seemingly all-loving God, the lack of answer for such a question, and the prevalence of evil that good people endure, are thorns in our sides. 
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Lent with Br. Casey: Called to Mission, Together

“If you want something done right, do it yourself.”  Although a tad overused and basically a cliché, there’s something very truthful about this advice. No one else can get it done exactly the way we want, so why leave it up to others when we are able to do it ourselves? We’re just going to be disappointed. 
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Young People Answer God's Call

Documentary series NBC Left Field has come out with a video showcasing the Franciscan life. The 8-minute film, part of the "Extraordinary Humans" series, features young members of religious communities, including Fr. Richard Goodin of the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist.
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