Catholic News & Perspective

Opening the Word: The way of hope

Opening the Word: The way of hope

Roads feature prominently in the Scriptures. In Jeremiah, the prophet speaks the Word of the Lord to Judah, still in exile in Babylon. The moment of their captivity is over, and it’s time to return home to Jerusalem. But the faithful remnant isn’t com… read on

Dead bury the dead

Dead bury the dead

Question : We hear in the Gospel where Jesus says, “Let the dead bury their dead” (Mt 8:22). Yet, burying the dead is one of the corporal works of mercy. How do you resolve these things? — Paul VanHoudt , Erie, Colorado Answer : “Let the dead bury the… read on

Letters to the editor for October 28-Nov. 3, 2018

Letters to the editor for October 28-Nov. 3, 2018

Vatican II’s ‘Christus Dominus’ should be considered in China deal Re: “ Holy See, China reach agreement on bishops ” (News Analysis, Oct. 7-13). Unfortunately the full text of the provisional agreement with the state-run Chinese Patriotic Association… read on

Pray, hope, don't worry

Pray, hope, don’t worry

No matter how good, no one gets a pass. Not even a saint. The founder of the Catholic University of Milan — a priest and physician — described this saint as “an ignorant and self-mutilating psychopath who exploited people’s credulity.” But the people … read on

Editorial: Help along the way

Editorial: Help along the way

The canonization in Rome of seven new saints on Oct. 14 was one of those moments that remind believers why we’re making this journey. With thousands of Catholics from around the globe gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis officially proclaimed … read on

McCarrick progression

McCarrick progression

News reports in the first week in October took my breath away. Happenings at the Vatican seized my attention. First, Pope Francis announced the creation of an investigation to study how and why the ex-cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, went as far as he di… read on

A society without truth

A society without truth

John 18:38. “What is truth?” That verse is one of the defining moments in Scripture to the secular world. Jesus has been hauled before Pilate, the pagan Roman governor in Jerusalem. Pilate demands to know if Jesus claims to be “King of the Jews.” “You… read on

Opinion: Three reasons it’s time for Christians to bag Santa

Opinion: Three reasons it’s time for Christians to bag Santa

If a young child figures out the truth about Santa Claus, he typically is instructed not to tell other children for fear of spoiling the story for them. But if a child believes in Santa, she is never instructed to keep the story to herself. This does … read on

Editorial: A revolution of love

Editorial: A revolution of love

Two days after counterprotestors clashed with white nationalists at an “alt-right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Washington Post ran an article about the science behind racism. “Why are people still racist?” the headline asked. Two scientist… read on

Letters to the Editor for May 14-20, 2017

Letters to the Editor for May 14-20, 2017

Science reflects natural truths, but those truths can be exploited Re: “Faith and science” (Editorial, May 7-13). I certainly am no scientist and did poorly in my science courses in high school and college, with the exception of biology, in which I w… read on