Catholic News & Perspective

July 2020

Jul 10

Opening the Word: Seeing with the parables

By: Timothy P. O'Malley Today, Our Lord explains why he uses parables in his teaching. The use of parables is not exclusively a way of gaining the attention of easily distracted disciples. Rather, parables are meant to form us to see beyond the visible to the invisible. At a literal level, Jesus is talking about a sower. We know the...
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Jul 8

Member of Vatican’s COVID-19 Commission says ‘We must use this opportunity to envision a better future’

By: Deborah Castellano Lubov Father Augusto Zampini, the Vatican’s adjunct secretary for its Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, who was appointed with a leading role in the Vatican’s new COVID-19 Commission, has a message for the world. “We need leaders in public, private and civil sectors to press the reset...
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Jul 6

Supreme Court rules that states cannot discriminate against religious schools by withholding financial aid

By: Russell Shaw In a 5-4 ruling upholding a Montana program to provide student scholarships for use at religious schools, the Supreme Court also in effect repudiated a 19th-century monument to anti-Catholic bigotry known as the Blaine Amendment. The majority opinion in the case, announced Tuesday, was written by Chief Justice John Roberts,...
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Jul 3

Opening the Word: Resting in Jesus to reveal the Father

By: Timothy P. O'Malley “‘No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him'” (Mt 11:27). Beloved, listen this day to the words of Jesus. He is telling us who he is. He is the Son of the Father, the God who created and redeemed the world. He alone...
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Jul 1

Vatican releases new Directory for Catechesis

By: Dr. Joseph White The Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization today announced the release of the new Directory for Catechesis for the universal Church. A set of directives to all those who teach the Catholic faith, this is the third such directory in the history of the modern Church. Responding to today’s release of the...
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