Catholic News & Perspective

July 2017

Jul 22

Charlie Gard and the morality of dying

By Brian Fraga OSV Newsweekly The tragic case of Charlie Gard, a terminally-ill 11-month-old British boy with a rare, incurable genetic disease, has caught the attention of presidents, religious leaders, medical ethicists and pro-life activists the world over. The case has also garnered significant traction in the Catholic community because of...
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Jul 15

The need for more Catholic fellowship and faith formation

By: Gretchen R. Crowe OSV Newsweekly In 2011 I made the case to my boss to attend World Youth Day in Madrid. I was aging out fast, and I wanted to get a firsthand experience of just what it was all about. I spent my days interviewing and my nights writing, and what I came away with was a sense of great fellowship, of an...
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Jul 15

The need for more Catholic fellowship and faith formation

By: Gretchen R. Crowe OSV Newsweekly In 2011 I made the case to my boss to attend World Youth Day in Madrid. I was aging out fast, and I wanted to get a firsthand experience of just what it was all about. I spent my days interviewing and my nights writing, and what I came away with was a sense of great fellowship, of an...
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Jul 13

The four stages of loving

By: Father John Crossin OSV Newsweekly St. Francis de Sales offers guidance for assessing growth in our relationships with God and neighbor. To these relationships he assigns four stages of loving. Examining these stages and their progression can help us to stay focused on our call to serve God and to serve our neighbor as we traverse our busy...
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Jul 6

Finding God in beauty and the feminine genius

By: Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony OSV Newsweekly Pope St. John Paul II wrote: “Women imbued with a spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not failing” (Mulieris Dignitatem, No. 1). When we unpack this powerful statement, we see that when women collectively and individually are happy and fulfilled, the world is a better...
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Jul 6

Finding God in beauty and the feminine genius

By: Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony OSV Newsweekly Pope St. John Paul II wrote: “Women imbued with a spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not failing” (Mulieris Dignitatem, No. 1). When we unpack this powerful statement, we see that when women collectively and individually are happy and fulfilled, the world is a better...
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Jul 4

Pope tells archbishops not to be 'armchair Catholics,' but apostles

By:     Catholic News Service OSV Newsweekly VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Catholic Church's new cardinals and new archbishops must be willing to risk everything, patiently endure evil and bear crosses like Jesus did, Pope Francis said. "The Lord answers our prayers. He is faithful to the love we have professed for him, and he...
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Jul 2

Sisters minister to rural poor and incarcerated

By:  Brittany Wilson OSV Newsweekly For the past decade Benedictine Sister Marian Wehler has poured her heart into Catholic Rural Ministry of the Oil City Deanery in the northwestern Pennsylvania Diocese of Erie. There, along with co-director Mercy Sister Justine “Tina” Geiger, she provides spiritual, financial and social...
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