Catholic News & Perspective

July 2022

Jul 29

Opening the Word: Are we the rich fool?

By: Father Joshua J. Whitfield Someone — we don’t know who — shouts to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me” (Lk 12:13). The Lord is surrounded by a dangerously enormous crowd. Jesus is doing his best to get along — to teach, to answer, to help, to heal. The scene is chaotic,...
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Jul 27

Longtime youth minister offers suggestions to get teens excited about Mass

By: Mark Hart My cradle Catholic parents instilled in me the importance of going to Mass religiously (no pun intended) but were never able to articulate why we went, answering only “because we are Catholic and that is what good Catholics do.” It wasn’t until a youth minister explained the significance, depth and beauty of the...
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Jul 25

Finding the sacred in the secular as a Catholic

By: Ava Lalor Before we were even engaged, my fiancé and I already had a few details planned for our wedding Mass, including most of our Mass readings. Yeah, we were that couple. But the one detail that meant the most to us was the closing hymn, which we decided very early on would be “O God Beyond All Praising.” I don’t...
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