Catholic News & Perspective

June 2022

Jun 29

Why I’m worried robots are replacing real relationships

By: Ava Lalor A few weeks ago, I came across an ad while watching a video on YouTube. While I usually skip ads, something about this one caught my attention, and I quickly shared it with a few friends to see if my reaction to the product was the same as theirs. It was, and we were all a bit worried. Let me set the stage for the ad. Two parents...
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Jun 27

The Church has good news to tell

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion Hard to believe. It has been 20 years, an entire generation, since the American Catholic bishops met in Dallas, trying to cope with the explosive, then recent, revelation, previously discounted, concealed and denied, of sexual abuse of youth by priests, bishops and other Church personnel....
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Jun 24

Opening the Word: A loving sacrifice inspired by the Gospel

By: Catherine Cavadini The lives of the saints and Scripture go together. Ever since Scripture was written, the lives of the people who lived according to the Scriptures have also been written down, and they have then been read as a way of understanding Scripture more deeply. The readings for this Sunday remind me of an episode from the life of...
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Jun 22

The success of the National Eucharistic Revival depends on each one of us

By: Our Sunday Visitor Editorial Board A year and a half after the USCCB voted to proceed with a National Eucharistic Revival, this weekend — the feast of Corpus Christi, observed — marks the official launch. Proposed to address the dispiriting results of a Pew Research Study that found that even a significant number of Catholics in...
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Jun 20

Southern Baptists, sexual abuse and a culture in crisis

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion The country’s largest Protestant denomination has been embroiled in a battle royal for several years. At last, it has decided to make public the names of clergy and personnel who have been accused of sexually abusing youth. Ministers at the highest level of the denomination, equivalent to Catholic cardinals and...
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Jun 17

Opening the Word:Corpus Christi Sunday and a God who feeds us

By: Father Joshua J. Whitfield St. John Paul II said it plainly enough: “The Church draws her life from the Eucharist” (Ecclesia de Eucharistia, No. 1). This is true. The Eucharist is what makes the Church the Church. And such is what we celebrate on the solemnity of Corpus Christi — namely, that it’s not we who make the...
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Jun 15

An Unfailing Treasure: ‘Lumen Gentium’ and the universal call to holiness

By: David Werning The dogmatic constitution from the Second Vatican Council, entitled Lumen Gentium, promulgated on Nov. 21, 1964, sets forth the nature and mission of the Church. It begins by naming Jesus as the “light of the nations” (lumen gentium) and head of the Church, which is his body and includes all the faithful, both...
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Jun 13

How each of us can use our gifts for the common good

By: Sister Nancy Usselmann This is a season for graduations, new adventures and promising futures. Commencement speeches are meant to inspire the next generation with examples of hope amid failure, trust when all seems dark and faith that there is something beyond us guiding our lives. The best speeches convey that success in life is not...
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