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Saint Joseph: A Loving Defender of Life

by Theresa Cavicchio, OFS

The few references in Sacred Scripture concerning Joseph of Nazareth reveal him as far more a man of action than of words. In fact, nowhere do we find direct quotes which would help us to discern the character of this most unique of men – one tasked with the most unique of responsibilities.

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A Centuries-old Christmas Present from Saint Francis of Assisi to the World

Chapel of the first live nativity in Greccio, Italy (Photo courtesty of Wikicommons Images , Fiat500e, CC BY 4.0 DEED)

by Theresa Cavicchio, OFS

For the many Franciscans around the world of the First, Second, and Third Orders – clerical, religious, and lay – the year 2023 inaugurated a series of important 8th-centenaries which will culminate in 2026. For our purposes, the timeliest of these has a deep spiritual significance as we approach Christmas this year.

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Strength in Weakness: Servant of God Father William Atkinson, O.S.A.

by Theresa Cavicchio

“[The Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness’ … Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor 12:9 - 10).

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Interim Report on FBI Probe of Catholics Raises Alarm

The Committee on the Judiciary and the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government in the U.S. House of Representatives released an alarming report of its findings on the FBI’s targeting of certain Catholic Americans they categorized as “potential domestic terrorists.”

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Can a LifeWave Patch Ease My Pain?

JB asks: “Somebody just told me about Life wave patches that are supposed to help with pain and other problems that haven’t been helped with traditional medicine. I don’t know if these are legit – they talk about scientific studies, but I am afraid they fall under New Age medicine practices. Can you tell me what you think of this?”

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Saint Anthony of Padua: Medieval Proponent of Our Lady’s Assumption

by Theresa Cavicchio

“The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son’s Resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all members of his Body” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 974).

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Dodgers Award Ceremony Falls Flat

With thousands of people protesting in the streets outside, the LA Dodgers controversial Pride Night ceremony honoring the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence took place before nearly empty stands with many of the few people in attendance booing loudly during the presentation.

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