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Saint John the Baptist


Saint of the Day for June 24: Nativity of John the Baptist

Saint John the Baptist is one of the few saints who have two feast days. Today we celebrate his birth, which Saint Luke narrates in his Gospel.

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Hennings Abuse Scandal


The Sex-Abuse Crisis:
How Do We Heal?

How do we heal from this ongoing crisis?
How do we move forward as a faith community?

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Minute Meditations


Minute Meditations: Try Something New!

Taking a risk to try something new can be an act of faith if we believe it’s part of God’s plan for us.

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St. Anthony Messenger


Forgiving the Unforgivable: A Survivor’s Story

After being sexually abused by a priest, this brave survivor channeled an unspeakable pain into a place of compassion.

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Saint Francis of Assisi


Was Saint Francis a Poet?

A little-known fact about Francis of Assisi is that he is considered one of the first Italian poets by literary critics. His “Canticle of the Creatures” combined his love for God with his mastery of poetry.

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Casey Cole on the Franciscan Spirit


What Is the Franciscan Spirit?

What is it about the Franciscan spirit that draws so many people in? Casey Cole, OFM, says it’s an unmistakable sense of family that makes it so appealing.

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Retired Pope Benedict XVI greets cardinals before a consistory for the creation of new cardinals in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo. Pope Benedict has released an article addressing the roots of the clerical sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and how the church should respond now. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)


No More Excuses, Please

The former pope’s letter on the sex-abuse crisis detracts from any progress the Church has made.

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