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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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Pope Urban V: In 1362, the man elected pope declined the office. When the cardinals could not find another person among them for that important office, they turned to a relative stranger: the holy person we honor today. 
<p>The new Pope Urban V proved a wise choice. A Benedictine monk and canon lawyer, he was deeply spiritual and brilliant. He lived simply and modestly, which did not always earn him friends among clergymen who had become used to comfort and privilege. Still, he pressed for reform and saw to the restoration of churches and monasteries. Except for a brief period he spent most of his eight years as pope living away from Rome at Avignon, seat of the papacy from 1309 until shortly after his death.
</p><p>He came close but was not able to achieve one of his biggest goals—reuniting the Eastern and Western churches.
</p><p>As pope, Urban continued to follow the Benedictine Rule. Shortly before his death in 1370 he asked to be moved from the papal palace to the nearby home of his brother so he could say goodbye to the ordinary people he had so often helped.</p> American Catholic Blog Jesus does not demand great actions from us but simply surrender and gratitude.

 
PICKS OF THE WEEK
New from Richard Rohr
"This Franciscan message is sorely needed in the world...." —Publishers Weekly
Who Inspired Thomas Merton?
Learn new ways of living in harmony with God, creation, and others, courtesy of St. Francis and Thomas Merton.
A New Daily Devotional for 2015
"A practical and appealing daily guide to the Poor Man of Assisi." —Margaret Carney, O.S.F., president, St. Bonaventure University
Celebrate the Centenary of Thomas Merton's birth
One of Merton's most enduring and popular works, now in audio!
Say "Yes" to God!
Learn how to live generously with Lisa M. Hendey.

 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Advent - "O Antiphons"
“Come, O Root of Jesse” Christmas is less than a week away! Take time now to schedule e-cards for a later delivery.
Advent - "O Antiphons"
“Come, O Lord” Send an e-card to celebrate the third week of Advent.
Advent - "O Antiphons"
“Come, O Wisdom” The liturgical countdown to Christmas begins today.
Caregiver
Thank those who give of their time and skill, especially at this time of year.
Happy Birthday
A December birthday means twice the presents and cards. Make sure one e-card is from Catholic Greetings!

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