Catholic News & Perspective

February 2023

Feb 8

What is the Vatican doing about the sex abuse crisis?

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion This is a good question, frankly on the minds of many Catholics. What is the Vatican doing about clergy sex abuse when cases are reported today? What is the pope doing? Does he take sex abuse seriously? Do the bishops? Are they really doing something about it? As politicians say, look at the record. The Church in France...
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Feb 6

Our Lady of the Vine: A lesson for Lent

By: Margaret Rose Realy (OSV News) When we think of the sanctuary during Lent, we recall an environment deliberately rendered stark and barren — ornamentation and statuary are removed or in some parishes covered, no altar flowers are present, and it is devoid of any color except for the penitential purple. The only plants allowed during...
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Feb 3

Opening the Word: What is your light?

By: Catherine Cavadini “Thus says the Lord: / Share your bread with the hungry, / shelter the oppressed and the homeless; / clothe the naked when you see them, /and do not turn your back on your own. / Then your light shall break forth like the dawn” (Is 58:7-8) Thus begin our readings for this Sunday. Isaiah sounds very familiar. We...
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Feb 1

Mission begins by meeting Jesus in the Scriptures and Eucharist, pope says

By: Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Having come to know Jesus through the Scriptures and in the Eucharist, Catholics are called to share with others the hope and joy that come from faith and that endure even when life gets difficult, Pope Francis said. “What the world needs is the love of God, to encounter Christ and believe in...
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