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St. Anthony Messenger's WebPlus


Welcome to WebPlus, our online supplement to this month's issue of St. Anthony Messenger, one of the nation's leading Catholic magazines. The Franciscans, behind all of our magazine, books and digital offerings at Franciscan Media, have always been intent on getting Good News to the people, wherever the people are, however the people can hear it. For St. Francis, it was sometimes as simple as walking through town serving the poor. For us, it's reaching out through as many media as we can!

On the links below, organized according to monthly edition, you can find links that enhance the content featured in this month's St. Anthony Messenger. Enjoy! --John Feister, Editor-in-Chief


Thanksgiving seasonal feature
Learn more about Dorothy Day, the Catholic Worker Movement, and artist Michael O'Neill McGrath.
Information on St. Maximilian Kolbe and the movie The Labyrinth.
Information on the Salesian Sisters as well as the Middle East
Resources on grieving
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

Video interview with Peter Isely

Additional articles on the sex-abuse crisis
Spiritual and corporal works of mercy

IHM Children's Choir's performance of  "Ave Verum Corpus Est"

IHM Children's Choir's Facebook page

INTERKULTUR'S website

Pilgrims of Ibillen website

Watch a 12 minute excerpt from the 2011 Telly Award-winning "Building Peace on Desktops."

Explore our special feature on the Middle East.

More information about Angels from the Heart

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish website

Read an excerpt from Kyle Kramer's book A Time to Plant.

Read the Kramer's family blog.

Listen to interviews with Kyle Kramer.

Read an excerpt from Regis Philbin’s memoir How I Got This Way. Read more about these Stations of the Cross sculptures. Resources on lectio divina. Read more about Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos and its many works.

Trailer for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Find links throughout the article to excerpts from Ron Hansen’s works.

Check out more Lenten resources

Pope Benedict XVI's address to participants

Vatican coverage of the event

Read the document "Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity"

Dr. McCorry's website

The opera's website and Facebook  page

The Dayton International Peace Museum’s exhibit on Sister Dorothy

A trailer of the opera

More information about the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Hospice

Read an excerpt from Julia Quinlan’s book My Joy, My Sorrow: Karen Ann’s Mother Remembers

Web site for The Mighty Macs Film

Changes in the Mass: Deepening Our Understanding by Greg Friedman, O.F.M.

Changing How We Pray: A Guide to the New Translation of the Roman Missal, by  Rev. Lawrence E. Mick

St. Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Society's Facebook page

St. Ignatius High School

NPR story on the Pallbearer Society

Read Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Ph.D.'s adoption story.

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

A link to Maryknoll’s many Web sites, and a video sample from Maryknoll Productions.Learn more about St. Francis and animals at AmericanCatholic.org/FrancisSee a list of Catholic colleges that offer programs in Church administration.

God bless our youth! Not all the reflections we received could fit into this article. To read more from participants of this year’s World Youth Day in Madrid—including on-site reporting from the event—go to AmericanCatholic.org/WorldYouthDay.

We would like to continue this conversation with you, our readers. We invite you to go to facebook.com/StAnthonyMessengerMagazineor e-mail us at mailto:mageditors@AmericanCatholic.org and tell us YOUR stories and ideas.

View Web-plus features related to this article.

Read the personal experiences of three illegal immigrants. For a further look into this issue, visit our immigration feature.

Sound off
Do you agree with the bishops? Why or why not? Visit our Facebook page.
Check out this article's Web-Plus features.



Fidelis of Sigmaringen: If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man the clothes right off his back. Complete generosity to others characterized this saint's life. 
<p>Born in 1577, Mark Rey (Fidelis was his religious name) became a lawyer who constantly upheld the causes of the poor and oppressed people. Nicknamed "the poor man's lawyer," Fidelis soon grew disgusted with the corruption and injustice he saw among his colleagues. He left his law career to become a priest, joining his brother George as a member of the Capuchin Order. His wealth was divided between needy seminarians and the poor. </p><p>As a follower of Francis, Fidelis continued his devotion to the weak and needy. During a severe epidemic in a city where he was guardian of a friary, Fidelis cared for and cured many sick soldiers. </p><p>He was appointed head of a group of Capuchins sent to preach against the Calvinists and Zwinglians in Switzerland. Almost certain violence threatened. Those who observed the mission felt that success was more attributable to the prayer of Fidelis during the night than to his sermons and instructions. </p><p>He was accused of opposing the peasants' national aspirations for independence from Austria. While he was preaching at Seewis, to which he had gone against the advice of his friends, a gun was fired at him, but he escaped unharmed. A Protestant offered to shelter Fidelis, but he declined, saying his life was in God's hands. On the road back, he was set upon by a group of armed men and killed. </p><p>He was canonized in 1746. Fifteen years later, the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, which was established in 1622, recognized him as its first martyr.</p> American Catholic Blog Obedience means total surrender and wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor. All the difficulties that come in our work are the result of disobedience.

 
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New from Richard Rohr!

Richard Rohr explores how to find God in the depths of silence.

Epic Food Fight
With humor and practical wit, Fr. Leo invites you to read, savor, and digest the truth of our faith in new and appetizing ways!
A Spiritual Banquet!

Whether you are new to cooking, highly experienced, or just enjoy good food, Table of Plenty invites you into experiencing meals as a sacred time.

Pope Francis!

Why did the pope choose the name Francis? Find out in this new book by Gina Loehr.

The Seven Last Words

By focusing on God's love for humanity expressed in the gift of Jesus, The Last Words of Jesus serves as a rich source of meditation throughout the year.


 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Easter Thursday
Jesus is calling each one of us to resurrection. How will you respond?
Easter Wednesday
May the Lord be with us as he was with the faithful on that first Easter.
Easter Tuesday
If you’re taking a break this week from work or school, keep in touch with a Catholic Greetings e-card.
Easter Monday
It’s not too late to send an Easter e-card to friends near and far. Let the celebration continue for 50 days!
Easter
Catholic Greetings and AmericanCatholic.org wish you a most holy and joyous Easter season!

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