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Catholic News & Perspective

June 2021

Jun 16

To my little brother on his wedding day

By: Ava Lalor I have the honor of being the oldest sister to my three siblings. Justin, the closest in age to me, is almost 23 and a recent college graduate. Ben finished high school a couple years back and is now 20. Then there’s Bekah, the sister I waited almost 10 years for, who is 15 and enjoying summer break after completing her...
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Jun 14

Celebrating a vocation

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion I mean this. May 21 was the 55th anniversary of my ordination. I would not surrender one hour of my 55 years as a priest.  Several modest but meaningful events to commemorate the occasion led me to think about God’s goodness to me, and to so many others, and how differently lives unfold. My extended family...
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Jun 11

Opening the Word: The supreme generosity of new life in God

By: Timothy P. O'Malley Although their rhetoric is often ecstatically hopeful, prophets will not let Israel forget the source of their fortune. The God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob.  The prophet Ezekiel speaks to Israel in exile, the chosen people longing to return to the promised land. God is about to do something wonderful for...
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Jun 9

With world still in knots, pope turns to Mary with prayers

By: Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reaching the finish line of a monthlong Rosary marathon, Pope Francis again turned to Mary, asking her to untie specific knots that have individuals and the whole world tangled in suffering and difficulty, either because of the COVID-19 pandemic or people’s selfish reactions to it. A German...
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Jun 7

‘A herculean effort’: What Catholic schools learned amid the pandemic

By: Brian Fraga The best compliment that Patrick Boyden has received from parents and teachers is that this school year has felt pretty close to normal. “The kids have been talking about the normal school things: how much homework they have, the drama with their friends. It’s nice that our students, our families and teachers are able...
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Jun 4

Opening the Word: The Eucharist and the Church

By: Timothy P. O'Malley Polls from Gallup and Pew tell what seems a disastrous story relative to the Church. Everyone seems to be disaffiliating from both mainline Protestantism and Catholicism alike. They leave because they disagree with Church teaching on sexual issues, perceive a clash between science and religion, are fed up with the...
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Jun 2

Back home again (in Indiana)

By: Scott P. Richert In the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and across the entire state of Indiana, May 23 was the first Sunday since March 2020 that Catholics could worship in their parish churches without social distancing and wearing masks. Being greeted at the front door to Sts. Peter and Paul here in Huntington by an usher not wearing a...
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