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Quick Questions and Answers

By Pat McCloskey, OFM February 26, 2020

 

Before my sister died of lung cancer, she quit going to church. I tried daily to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for her. Is it possible that..

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Why Bother with Confession?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM February 26, 2020

When I became a Catholic at the age of 20, I loved the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Now, more than 40 years later, my behavior is morally..

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A Deep Wound

By Pat McCloskey, OFM February 26, 2020

How could God take my precious son at age 43 and yet allow rotten people who have stopped believing in God to keep on living? My son was a great..

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Culture: Film Reviews

By Rose Pacatte, FSP February 26, 2020

Bombshell

In August 2015, Fox newscaster Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) becomes ill as she prepares to moderate the Republican debate. Fox News CEO..

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Editorial: Follow Your Conscience

By Susan Hines-Brigger February 26, 2020

Conscience: “. . . a judgment of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act that he is going to perform, is in..

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Praying My Way through Dementia

By Gloria Hutchinson February 26, 2020

On the day I was diagnosed, I awoke with an old Western song trudging through my head like a covered wagon on a rocky road. “I’m heading for the..

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Quick Questions and Answers

By Pat McCloskey, OFM January 29, 2020

 

Why did God permit Jacob to trick Isaac into giving him Esau’s birthright?

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Why Israel?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM January 29, 2020

 

Our Bible study group is reading the prophet Hosea. Someone asked, “Why did God choose Israel to be the chosen people?”

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'Franciscan' or 'Roman Catholic'?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM January 29, 2020

I like what I read in St. Anthony Messenger and enjoy other products from Franciscan Media. One question keeps coming back to me: Are you..

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Culture: Film Reviews

By Rose Pacatte, FSP January 29, 2020

The Two Popes (Netflix)

This engaging drama, from director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Anthony McCarten, imagines the papacy of the Roman..

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