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Catholic News & Perspective

June 2018

Jun 22

Opening the Word: A prophet is born

By: Timothy P. O'Malley OSV Newsweekly The Gospel of Luke doesn’t begin with Jesus. It begins with the birth of John the Baptist, an event nearly as stunning, almost as impossible as the Incarnation of Jesus Christ himself. Elizabeth and Zechariah are righteous and barren (Lk 1:6-7). Like Abraham and Sarah, they should not be able to...
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Jun 20

Young adults resent the contraceptive culture

By: Susan Klemond OSV Newsweekly Catholics in their 20s and 30s are recognizing the human and societal damage caused by widespread use of contraceptives, and they’re watching their peers begin to wake up to the health problems it causes, even if they don’t yet see the deeper consequences. “It’s like a poison that someone...
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Jun 18

Praying is believing

By: Robert P. Lockwood OSV Newsweekly Stephen King has a new one — “The Outsider” (Simon & Schuster, $30). I’ll take it. We’ve been together a long time. I wasn’t with him when he was peddling stories to men’s magazines back in the early 1970s. But I found him quick when “Carrie” (Penguin...
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Jun 15

Opening the Word: Hidden mystery

By:  Timothy P. O'Malley OSV Newsweekly In a fallen world, power wins. Laws are passed in favor of abortion, against the immigrant and criminalizing the homeless because the powerful exert their will over the weak. There are winners, and there are losers. It’s better to win. Yet divine power is different. It doesn’t work through...
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Jun 13

#MeToo conference rethinks sexual revolution

By: Jeanette Flood OSV Newsweekly “I definitely felt challenged, and for that reason I’m glad I came,” Allison, a junior studying philosophy and math at Washington College, told Our Sunday Visitor. “I definitely have a lot to think about.” She made these remarks soon after hearing evidence on the multiple,...
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Jun 11

Wedding Royals

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion OSV Newsweekly Somehow, Americans find royalty fascinating, if it’s British royalty. When Prince Harry was married recently, it was big, big news in this country. The king and queen of Sweden have a new grandbaby. The husband of the queen of Denmark died not long ago. Japan’s emperor has announced his plans...
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Jun 8

Opening the Word: Restored communion

By: Timothy P. O'Malley OSV Newsweekly As with any created good, the family can become an idol. We demand a love from our children that they cannot give. We seek a communion with our spouse that is impossible for any person to provide. This idolatry of the family is grounded in the first sin of Adam and Eve in Eden. Eve, tricked by the serpent,...
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Jun 6

Pro-life leaders respond to new Title X rule

By: Brian Fraga OSV Newsweekly Amid days of political tumult in the White House, ranging from President Donald Trump’s escalating protests against the Department of Justice’s Russian probe to the uncertain state of the planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some good news emerged in mid-May for the pro-life movement....
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Jun 4

Don't bet on it

By: Robert P. Lockwood OSV Newsweekly A gang of us bet weekly on pro football games back in the day in a pool run by a local guy I never met. It was illegal, though we didn’t think about that. Wrong picks would cost each of us around two bucks. A winner would get us beer money. Lost a lot more money than we drank. Sinners. That’s my...
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Jun 1

Opening the Word: Eucharistic comedy

When I hear the word “comedy,” I’m tempted to think about the hilarity of Will Farrell or Adam Sandler. This temptation reduces the comic to the absurd or laughable. Yet, that’s not the only meaning of the word comedy. Comedy in literature often referred to a plot that culminated in a happy ending. In Dante’s...
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