Catholic News & Perspective

December 2018

Dec 12

Could IN abortion case make a dent in ‘Roe’?

By:  Russell Shaw OSV Newsweekly As the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s legalization of abortion approaches, the court is being asked to reconsider its refusal to recognize the humanity of the unborn. Pro-life groups hope the court — now believed to have a majority of pro-life justices — will see its way clear to...
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Dec 10

Peaceful Christmas?

By: Teresa Tomeo OSV Newsweekly So here we are, well into the Advent season — a season barely recognized by the world any longer. It’s a season that is meant for reflection, silence and anticipation. But everywhere we go, the Christmas carols have been playing for weeks now, and the only thing we’re depending on is a lot of...
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Dec 10

Peaceful Christmas?

By: Teresa Tomeo OSV Newsweekly So here we are, well into the Advent season — a season barely recognized by the world any longer. It’s a season that is meant for reflection, silence and anticipation. But everywhere we go, the Christmas carols have been playing for weeks now, and the only thing we’re depending on is a lot of...
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Dec 7

Opening the Word: Radiant in glory

By: Timothy P. O'Malley OSV Newsweekly Clothing expresses our identity. It shapes how we’re viewed in the public sphere. The man who wears a flannel shirt, puffy vest and large plastic glasses appears as a hipster (whether or not he runs an artisanal cheese shop in Brooklyn). In the prophet Baruch, Israel is dressed in mourning cloth,...
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Dec 5

Racism letter calls for honesty and action

By: Brian Fraga OSV Newsweekly In their new pastoral letter on racism, the Catholic bishops in the United States seek to acknowledge the reality of racism and the Church’s complicity in racial prejudice while calling on Catholics to come together and find solutions. The letter, entitled “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to...
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Dec 3

Advent symbols

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion OSV Newsweekly Call it a custom or maybe a ritual. Every Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent, I go into my garage and retrieve my Christmas wreath, “permanent,” or made of silk. Then, reverently, I place my wreath of the front door. I am reverent, because my wreath inspires me to observe Advent and to...
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