Catholic News & Perspective

August 2019

Aug 16

Opening the Word: Christians: Expect division

By: Timothy P. O'Malley We often hear commentators bemoan the partisan polarization that seems to have infected the United States. If only we could treat each other with a degree of decorum, to dialogue as equals, then perhaps we could pursue the common good. This political posture is praiseworthy. All things being equal, it is good to engage...
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Aug 14

Kolbe Academy is first Catholic high school for teens battling addictions

By: Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller Four years ago John Petruzzelli saw the movie “Generation Found,” a documentary about people in Houston, Texas, who came together to start a revolution in youth recovery from addictions. Their model included a system of treatment centers, recovery programs and Archway Academy, a sober learning...
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Aug 14

Kolbe Academy is first Catholic high school for teens battling addictions

By: Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller Four years ago John Petruzzelli saw the movie “Generation Found,” a documentary about people in Houston, Texas, who came together to start a revolution in youth recovery from addictions. Their model included a system of treatment centers, recovery programs and Archway Academy, a sober learning...
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Aug 12

So much else to talk about

By: Teresa Tomeo You’ve probably had the same frustrating conversation. It frequently comes in the form of a question regarding discussions on abortion. Those of us who try to raise awareness and address the issue are asked why we’re so focused on the issue or why we bring it up so often. It doesn’t matter if we rarely mention...
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Aug 9

Opening the Word: Stand ready

By: Timothy P. O'Malley There’s a good deal of modern liturgical music that celebrates the arrival of God’s justice. In these hymns, we tend to call out for God’s justice to descend. We sing it happily, joyfully, with pep and vigor, unaware that when this justice arrives, it might be directed at us. Yes, we know that there is...
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Aug 7

Pope names seven women to Vatican congregation

By: Deborah Castellano Lubov “One of the characteristics of the feminine genius is precisely being capable of waiting,” Olga Krizova says. She is the general president of the Secular Institute of Volunteers of Don Bosco. Her name suddenly became known on July 8, together with six superioress generals: Sisters Kathleen Appler,...
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Aug 5

Yes, adults can have their own versions of temper tantrums

By: Teresa Tomeo My husband and I are really enjoying our time with the newest members of our extended family: identical twins Lilliana and Francesca. They’re going on 3 years old, and it takes a lot of resolve — since they’re so adorable and so much fun — not to spoil them. We really want to help our nephew and his wife...
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Aug 2

Opening the Word: Not your sugar daddy

By: Timothy P. O'Malley Flipping through television preaching on Sunday mornings in the United States, you get a sense that God functions as a kind of sugar daddy. If we say the right prayers and have faith in God, then we’ll receive a plurality of gifts in return. We’ll get money. Our love life will reach its pinnacle....
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