Catholic News & Perspective

August 2018

Aug 15

Ireland ready to welcome Pope Francis

By: Michael Kelly OSV Newsweekly They will come by planes, trains and automobiles. All roads lead to Dublin for the Aug. 21-26 World Meeting of Families. The concluding Mass celebrated by Pope Francis before an expected congregation of some 600,000 people will be the pinnacle. Much has been written about the declining fortunes of the Church in...
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Aug 13

Benefit of the doubt

By Msgr. Owen F. Campion OSV Newsweekly    It will happen. The recent words of Pope Francis stating that the death penalty, under any circumstances, is wrong will not likely be music to the ears of many Americans, including many Catholics. Our country has remained the only major, developed democracy in the world ready to...
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Aug 10

Opening the Word: Banqueting with God

By: Timothy P. O'Malley OSV Newsweekly Elijah is hungry. Walking a day in the desert, he settles under a broom tree. This fragrant shrub, native to the Middle East, blossomed with beautifully scented white flowers. But Elijah doesn’t notice. Tired from the journey, he falls asleep, giving up hope. He longs for death. The God of the living...
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Aug 8

McCarrick surrenders title of cardinal

By:  OSV Staff OSV Newsweekly Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, D.C., from the College of Cardinals, the Vatican announced on July 28. The rare step came over a month after the revelation that Pope Francis had removed now-Archbishop McCarrick from public ministry over...
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Aug 6

Reminders from God

By: Teresa Tomeo OSV Newsweekly It’s been said that the Lord works in mysterious ways. Scripture is clear on this point, with Isaiah reminding us that “my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor or my ways your ways. ... For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, my thoughts higher than your...
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Aug 3

Opening the Word: The bread of life

By: Timothy P. O'Malley OSV Newsweekly The crowd doesn’t get it. Hours after Jesus had provided bread from heaven, they murmur to him, “‘What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you?’” (Jn 6:30). The crowd now gathered around Jesus echoes the grumbling of Israel against Moses and Aaron in the Exodus. God...
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Aug 1

War forces response to new pastoral needs

By:  Don Clemmer OSV Newsweekly The peaceful day-to-day life found in the city centers and smaller villages alike in much of Ukraine belies an awareness that gnaws at the country’s 45 million inhabitants: the war that has been waged in the eastern and southern regions of their country since 2014, when Russia began a military incursion...
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