Catholic News & Perspective

May 2017

May 25

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

By: Catholic News Service OSV Newsweekly VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, "I won't forget what you said." The atmosphere at the beginning was formal and a bit stiff. However,...
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May 21

Fatima seers become church's youngest non-martyred saints

By: Catholic News Service OSV Newsweekly FATIMA, Portugal (CNS) -- Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord. "We declare and define Blessed Francisco Marto and...
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May 19

Freedom’s uncalculated returns

By:  Leonard J. DeLorenzo OSV Daily Take Dear Members of the Class of 2017: This is a day of joy because this is a day of freedom! Most of you are now free from the blare of early morning alarm clocks. You are forever free from bell schedules that structure your days. It feels good to be free! The day I graduated from high school (last...
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May 17

A fitting centennial for Fatima

By: Michael R. Heinlein OSV Newsweekly On Saturday, May 13, Pope Francis became the fourth pope to visit Fatima — marking the centennial year of the Marian apparitions that occurred in the rural Portuguese town in 1917 and canonizing two of the visionary children, now Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marto. The latest visit of Pope Francis is...
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May 13

Syrian completes studies at St. Leo University

By Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller OSV Newsweekly Ammar Mohrat’s family was unable to attend when he was the student commencement speaker at his graduation April 29 at St. Leo University in St. Leo, Florida. While other families were there to see their loved ones receive their diplomas, his parents, Mohammed Amin and Maisson, and siblings Abdul...
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May 7

Father Solanus Casey one step closer to sainthood

By:  Michael R. Heinlein OSV Newsweekly Nearly six decades of hard work toward the canonization cause of Venerable Solanus Casey reached a pivotal milestone on May 4 when the Holy See announced that Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to his intercession. With the announcement comes the certainty of his beatification, at a date...
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May 5

An enduring message of peace

By: Michael R. Heinlein OSV Newsweekly The world in which the three children of Fatima lived was not unlike our own. They began receiving supernatural visions in 1916, in the midst of World War I. Dubbed the “war to end all wars,” in many ways it embodied the rampant secularism beginning post-Enlightenment. Today there is no doubt...
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May 3

Understanding our call to dialogue

By Peter Seely OSV Newsweekly “What ever happened to people just talking?” One hears this exhortation frequently: in casual conversation, in colleges and universities, and ironically, on Facebook. A casual stroll down the street or through a shopping mall will let you know how isolated from personal contact so many have become, as...
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