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Faith Unpacked: Our Call to Evangelization

By David Dault, PhD May 26, 2020

Many years ago, long before I became a Catholic, I worked as a youth minister at a midsize Presbyterian congregation on the east side of Atlanta...

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Examining My Conscience

By Pat McCloskey, OFM May 26, 2020

Why aren’t the corporal works of mercy the focus of an examination of conscience before receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation? I have tended..

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How Are Mass Readings Chosen?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM April 29, 2020

A non-Catholic friend asked me how the Scriptures at Mass are selected. Who started this and when was the present system adopted?

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Faith Unpacked: Works in Progress

By David Dault, PhD April 29, 2020

My son and I are working on a project together. He is trying to keep his room clean, and so am I. To be honest, keeping things clean is a..

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Forgive an Adulterous Husband?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM March 27, 2020

Is it wrong to divorce a husband who commits adultery? My husband and I were married in the Catholic Church almost 30 years ago. Several years ago..

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Who Was the 'Beloved Disciple'?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM March 27, 2020

In the Gospel of John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved” is at the foot of the cross (19:26) and is entrusted with caring for the mother of Jesus..

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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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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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