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Welcome to my blog! While I have enjoyed for many years writing articles and even doing a weekly television program, this is my first venture into the world of blogs. What I would like to do in this blog is to talk about our Catholic faith, what it teaches, why it is so important, certainly to me, and why, I hope, it would be important to you. My plan is to take some aspect of the teaching of...
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by Terry Poplava This past week we talked with several parishes who are using Online Giving. One in particular just started in January 2012 and has 84 parishioners using Online Giving as of the third week of February. I heard a great idea from the business manager at this parish. This parish had people participating in a jog-a-thon for the parish and added a donation category to support...
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Cardinal Dolan trades cassock for apron
By Mary DeTurris Poust Cardinal Timothy Dolan hit the ground running when he returned from Rome this week. On his first full day as cardinal in New York City, he put aside the Vatican-issue red cassock in favor of something more simple: a white apron. The new cardinal was up early on Ash Wednesday, serving out breakfast to the poor on the St. Francis of Assisi Breadline in midtown...
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Congratulations to our new U.S. cardinals
Newly elevated Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and former archbishop of Baltimore, joins Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, outside St. Peter’s after this morning’s Consistory. Congratulations and prayerful best wishes to both of them and to all of the 22 cardinals elevated by Pope Benedict XVI Saturday.
Shaw: Why people don't like the Catholic Church
By Russell Shaw As the controversy over the Obama administration’s January directive to religious institutions to pay for employees’ contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs was heating up, Michael Gerson — a conservative columnist frequently friendly to the Church’s views — speculated on the reasoning behind this provocative move. more
Divided we stand
By OSV Editorial Board - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 The Catholic Church in the United States, after a brief show of unity in the face of astoundingly aggressive new federal regulations that in effect punish adherence to Church teaching, has splintered back into a factionalism that is all too familiar. President Barack Obama’s sudden “accommodation” in response to weeks of pressure from...
Profoundly religious ‘Way’
Film about Camino de Santiago is pro-religion, despite writer-director’s claim By Emily Stimpson - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 “It’s less about religion and faith and more about spirituality and living life.” So said Emilio Estevez in an interview with The Daily Beast shortly before the release of his film, “The Way,” in October.more
Seven obstacles to the New Evangelization
Pride, distraction and lack of knowledge must be overcome to reach people, experts say By Emily Stimpson - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 Although it’s been nearly 30 years since the Catholic Church began calling for a New Evangelization, many Catholics are only now coming to understand that call is for them, not just priests and religious. Many more have yet to even hear the call.
‘Right to work’
Any efforts to weaken force of collective bargaining fly in the face of the Church’s moral teachings By Msgr. Owen F. Campion - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 People are nervous about the economy — and every indicator suggests that they have reason to be. No end seems to be in sight. We are uneasily moving through a period in which economic decision-making is definitely needed, but finding...
Catholic Guide to a spiritual makeover
In order to evangelize others, we must be well grounded in — and in love with — the Faith By Emily Stimpson - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 Popes are rather like the persistent widow of Luke 18: They just don’t give up. Especially when it comes to talking about the New Evangelization.more
Refresher on religious speech rights needed after teen succeeds in protesting prayer at her school By Robert P. Lockwood - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 I was 16 years old and in the front-row desk of my senior physics class at Manhattan Prep in the Bronx, NY. I was in my usual morning reverie — that high school world of the mind where reality and fantasy, the present and the future, gloom and...
Charismatic Renewal enriches Brazilian faith
Ever-growing movement likely to play a major role at next year’s World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro By Alejandro Bermudez - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 As Brazil prepares to host World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, noted Vatican analyst Sandro Magister has drawn attention to the rare phenomenon of a “Charismatic” Catholic priest: Father Marcelo Rossi, the chart-topping musician whose...
Model’s modesty message is no secret
By OSV staff - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 Many little girls grow up dreaming of becoming models. Kylie Bisutti, 21, achieved that dream, becoming one of lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret’s “angels,” posing in lacy bras and panties alongside the likes of Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima. read more
Groups fight for rights of agricultural laborers
Many of those who work at farms face low wages, deplorable working conditions By Laura Dodson - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 There is an invisible cost of the food that graces Americans’ tables. Much of it has been picked by farm workers who are at risk of being victims of human trafficking. “Human trafficking is the exploitation of a person through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the...
Jesus’ descent into hell
‘Hell’ has two meanings in Catholic theology — the place of the damned and where dead await salvation By Msgr. M. Francis Mannion - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 Question: In the Apostles’ Creed, Jesus is said to have “descended into hell” after he died and before he rose again. I don’t really understand this. Why would Jesus descend into hell? Isn’t hell the place of the damned? answer and...
Lenten reading list
New titles to help Catholic individuals and families deepen their spirituality over the next 40 days By OSV staff - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 Lent, of course, is a period of fasting, prayer and almsgiving, but for many Catholics, there’s a fourth mark — spiritual reading to deepen their experience of 40 days in the desert. There are many classics from which the faithful can choose, from St....
Irrelevant, but untrue that 98 percent use...
By John Norton - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 If you’ve absorbed just one thing from news reports over the past couple of weeks about the threat to religious liberty contained in new U.S. health care regulations, it is probably one statistic that has been repeated over and over in the media and by political advocacy groups. Here’s how the White House blog put it, but it was formulated very...
Rome abuse conference seeks lessons learned
Vatican officials, bishops, religious superiors, psychologists, lawyers and abuse victims gather to take stock, chart new global course By Andrea Kirk Assaf - OSV Newsweekly, 2/26/2012 A decade after sex abuse allegations against Catholic clergy dominated U.S. news headlines, an international symposium in Rome gathered to review the best and worst practices in responding to the scandal,...
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