Catholic News & Perspective

January 2021

Jan 15

Opening the Word

By: Timothy P. O'Malley         This article comes to you from OSV Newsweekly (Our Sunday Visitor) courtesy of your parish or diocese.
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Jan 13

What if they don’t come back?

By:  Daniel Cellucci Have you noticed there are a lot fewer people in church these days? Do you think they are coming back? I don’t. Early on in the pandemic, I started to notice a pattern in my conversations with colleagues, pastors and even my own family. Someone would say, “Well, when things get back to normal and people come...
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Jan 11

During a Biden presidency — or any presidency — we the people still have power, and we must use it

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion The American bishops have impaneled a group to consider Church concerns in this country as a new presidential administration, headed by President-elect Joseph R. Biden, comes into office. Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit is the chair. Such a group or committee in and of itself is not new. Each new...
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Jan 8

Opening the Word: Beloved, come

By: Timothy P. O'Malley John, who is the last prophet, the one who initiates a baptism of repentance, baptizes Jesus Christ. The yearly commemoration of this feast at the conclusion of Christmastide likely causes us to pass over the scandal of this moment. The Word made flesh, the splendor of the Father, is baptized with a baptism of repentance....
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Jan 6

In new year, share the blessing of your time, pope writes

By: Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the beginning of a year people hope will mark the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis urged them to create a “culture of care,” including by sharing the gift of their time with others. Despite suffering from a bout of sciatica, nerve pain, that left him unable to preside over Mass...
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Jan 4

Holy Cross Family Ministries suggests six steps to foster more family prayer

By: Catholic News Service NORTH EASTON, Mass. (CNS) — Create a sacred space in your home, have family members take turns leading prayer and establish a routine for prayer with your family. These are among six simple steps Holy Cross Family Ministries in North Easton suggests as ways to help families engage in prayer especially during the...
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Jan 1

Opening the Word: The horizon opens

By: Timothy P. O'Malley Scripture consists of words. Of course, we knew that (you may ask yourself why Our Sunday Visitor continues to keep a columnist who says obvious things). But divine revelation works through the particularity of these words. That is, the Bible is not just a lovely way to initiate men and women into moral principles...
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