Catholic News & Perspective

July 2021

Jul 30

Opening the Word: Bread of Life discourse: Part 2

By: Timothy P. O'Malley Last week, we heard from the Gospel of John the wondrous account of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Jesus recapitulates the manna miracle, drawing together all men and women into a new covenant of love. Unlike the other Gospels — which each feature this miracle — the Gospel of John...
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Jul 28

With God, there are no coincidences

By: Ava Lalor In mid-July, my parents and younger sister, Bekah, came to visit me in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for a short weekend. Ever since I moved here three years ago, my family has loved coming to the City of Churches, making a point to visit a few favorite locations such as an eclectic bookstore that houses a couple cats and our favorite...
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Jul 26

A move toward praying together in the Mass

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion Action taken by Pope Francis to restrict celebration of the Mass in Latin came as no surprise to some, while a great surprise to others. Still, why these restrictions? The pope himself answered the question. He acted to enhance a sense of unity among Roman Catholics, and he has reasons to worry about disunity. It is...
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Jul 23

Opening the Word: The Bread of Life discourse: Part 1

By: Timothy P. O'Malley In years when the Church reads the Gospel of Mark, which is the shortest of the Gospels, we spend mid-summer Masses listening to the Bread of Life discourse in the Gospel of John.  John 6, as we will see over the next five weeks (the fourth section from John will not be read this year because of the...
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Jul 21

A call to give the elderly the care and attention they deserve

By: Our Sunday Visitor Editorial Board Have you called or prayed for your grandparents lately? How about visited your elderly neighbor? As the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, July 25, marks the perfect opportunity to reach out to the aging individuals in your life in a special way that reassures them of your love and care. An...
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Jul 19

How can the Church tackle the problem of educating Catholics on the Eucharist?

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion They are missing the forest because they see only the trees. This old saying much applies to the news media, and to many Catholics, even many Americans who are not Catholics, when they discuss the current discussion among the bishops regarding the Eucharist.  The tree is the question of what to do about...
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