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Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez on The Way
Jack Wintz, O.F.M.

The Way is a film about a father who completes the 500-mile pilgrimage his son had begun. It's a story of broken individuals on the way to recovery.

WEB+

Watch video from Father Jack's interview with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez.

St. Francis for Seekers
Barbara Beckwith

The author of Francis: The Journey and the Dream explains why the book remains popular 40 years later.

Maryknoll's 100 Years of Mission
Dr. Michael Gable

China, South America, Africa—Maryknoll has taught the U.S. Church to think globally.

WEB+ A link to Maryknoll’s many Web sites, and a video sample from Maryknoll Productions.
Finding Faith in God's Creatures
B.G. Kelley

When St. Francis preached to the birds, charmed the fish and tamed the wolf at Gubbio, he laid a foundation of respect for animals that thrives to this day.

WEB+ Learn more about St. Francis and animals at AmericanCatholic.org/Francis
Jason Berry, Church Whistleblower
Judy Ball

He broke the U.S. sexual-abuse scandal in 1985. Now he’s back with questions about Church finances.

WEB+ See a list of Catholic colleges that offer programs in Church administration.





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Francesco Antonio Fasani: Born in Lucera (southeast Italy), Francesco entered the Conventual Franciscans in 1695. After his ordination 10 years later, he taught philosophy to younger friars, served as guardian of his friary and later became provincial. When his term of office ended, Francesco became master of novices and finally pastor in his hometown. 
<p>In his various ministries, he was loving, devout and penitential. He was a sought-after confessor and preacher. One witness at the canonical hearings regarding Francesco’s holiness testified, "In his preaching he spoke in a familiar way, filled as he was with the love of God and neighbor; fired by the Spirit, he made use of the words and deed of Holy Scripture, stirring his listeners and moving them to do penance." Francesco showed himself a loyal friend of the poor, never hesitating to seek from benefactors what was needed. </p><p>At his death in Lucera, children ran through the streets and cried out, "The saint is dead! The saint is dead!" Francesco was canonized in 1986.</p> American Catholic Blog As people of faith, we wake up with a purpose. We have a sense of mission, and this gives our lives enduring meaning. We can share with confidence the Word of God, no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in. There are no chance encounters!

 
PICKS OF THE WEEK
Advent 2014
From the First Sunday of Advent through the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, find inspiration for your Advent prayer time with this new book.
Achieve a Deeper Christian Maturity
"Clear, compelling, and challenging." —Richard Rohr, author, Eager to Love
A Eucharistic Christmas
Advent and Christmas are the perfect time to reflect on the fact that God is with us always in the Eucharist.
Peace and Good
"A practical and appealing daily guide to the Poor Man of Assisi." --Margaret Carney, O.S.F.
How Did a Rebellious Troubadour Change the Church?
Jon Sweeney sheds new light on the familiar tale of St. Francis.

 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Thanksgiving Day (U.S.)
Thanks be to God for our families, our homes, our lives. Happy Thanksgiving from Catholic Greetings and AmericanCatholic.org.
Sympathy
Remember also to give thanks for departed loved ones with whom you’ll someday be reunited.
Thanksgiving
With Thursday’s menu planned and groceries purchased, now is the time to send an e-card to far-away friends.
St. Andrew Dung-Lac
Our common faith is our greatest treasure. Join Vietnamese Catholics around the world in honoring this 19th-century martyr.
Feast of Christ the King
The liturgical year ends as it begins, focusing on Our Lord’s eternal reign.

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