Catholic News & Perspective

April 2020

Apr 8

How families can make the most of Mass at home

By: Timothy P. O'Malley Like most Catholic families, our Sunday routine is ordered around the parish Eucharistic liturgy. We rouse ourselves from our morning slumber, force the children into something resembling their Sunday best, fight with them over the need to wear shoes (the parents, as you imagine, are strongly pro-shoe), and wrangle them...
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Apr 6

When we turn to God, we can be light in the darkness for others

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion This you can never say: Jesus led people down the primrose path. In fact, the Lord was blunt and clear, warning followers that they would have to carry their crosses, predicting that St. Peter would be led to places that he preferred not to go, and that the Temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed. His first disciples...
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Apr 3

Opening the Word:

By: Timothy P. O'Malley This year, there will be no public processions. This year, there will be no waving of palms in the parish vestibule. This year, there will be silence in churches throughout the world, a priest or two offering the holy sacrifice of the Mass in an otherwise empty church. In a typical year, Palm Sunday is the porch of Holy...
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Apr 1

The importance of community in a time of isolation

By: Russell Shaw So much has been said and written about the novel coronavirus that if words could stem a pandemic, we would all long since have been dancing in the streets, holding hands and only pausing now and then to exchange hugs. Unfortunately, keeping 6 feet apart is the order of the day, while hugging — especially hugging...
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