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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'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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A Priest Speaks Out about Clergy Sex Abuse

By Janice Lane Palko May 23, 2019

In August 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury released a report on clerical sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses in the state. The report identified..

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Tempted to Leave the Church

By Pat McCloskey, OFM February 25, 2019

As cradle Catholics, my wife and I are tempted to leave the Catholic Church because of its grossly inadequate response to clerical sexual abuse of..

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125 Years and Still Going Strong

By Pat McCloskey, OFM April 24, 2018

Few magazines are blessed to complete 125 years of publication. Thanks to you, our loyal readers, we will begin our 126th year next month. A short..

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To Build a Bridge: An Interview with James Martin, SJ

By John Feister November 24, 2017

Father James Martin, SJ, is a best-selling author of books about Catholic spirituality. In 2016, after a horrific massacre at a gay nightclub, the..

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