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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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John Joseph of the Cross: Self-denial is never an end in itself but is only a help toward greater charity—as the life of St. John Joseph shows. 
<p>John Joseph was very ascetic even as a young man. At 16 he joined the Franciscans in Naples; he was the first Italian to follow the reform movement of St. Peter Alcantara. John Joseph’s reputation for holiness prompted his superiors to put him in charge of establishing a new friary even before he was ordained. </p><p>Obedience moved John Joseph to accept appointments as novice master, guardian and, finally, provincial. His years of mortification enabled him to offer these services to the friars with great charity. As guardian he was not above working in the kitchen or carrying the wood and water needed by the friars. </p><p>When his term as provincial expired, John Joseph dedicated himself to hearing confessions and practicing mortification, two concerns contrary to the spirit of the dawning Age of Enlightenment. John Joseph was canonized in 1839.</p> American Catholic Blog Humility is possible only for the free. Those who are secure in the Father’s love, have no need of pomp and circumstance or people fawning on them. They know who they are, where they’ve come from, and where they are going. Not taking themselves too seriously, they can laugh at themselves. The proud cannot.


 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
New Baby
Send an e-card to welcome that special new member of the human family.

Lent
In this season of penance, may we put aside those things that keep us from the Lord.

St. Katharine Drexel
This Philadelphia heiress dedicated her life to the care and education of Native American and African-American children.

Feliz Cumpleaños
Spanish-speaking friends will appreciate your thoughtfulness in finding a birthday e-card in Spanish!

Second Sunday in Lent
Lent invites us to open our hearts, minds and bodies to the grace of rebirth.


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