Catholic News & Perspective

December 2019

Dec 30

Parents are called to be the primary teachers of the Faith to their children

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion On a recent, rainy Saturday afternoon, in a sudden fit to rid myself of things unneeded, I found a treasure in a long untouched box in my garage. It was a little wooden crucifix. When I was too young even for school, it hung on the wall of my room, placed there by my parents so that I would think of Jesus, crucified for...
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Dec 27

Opening the Word: The Incarnation of the real

By:Timothy P. O'Malley Secular critics of religion often offer the following assessment. They presume that religious people embrace their doctrines as an escape from the misery of the present age. It’s too hard to think about a world where there is boredom, suffering and death. God functions as an explanatory hypothesis that enables the...
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Dec 25

What is obscene? Why cracking down on pornography is so difficult — but so necessary

By:  Brian Fraga In a recent letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, four congressional Republicans are calling on U.S. Attorney General William Barr to declare the prosecution of obscene pornography to be a top criminal justice priority. They argue that the internet and other emerging technologies are fueling “an explosion of...
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Dec 23

Why do we give gifts? Because, like Jesus, all are children of God

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion Christmas is the time to feel good. God wants us to feel good. He loves us. His son has become a human being, just as we are, and came that we might have true life. To celebrate Christmas, we have developed traditions, among them the giving of gifts. Indeed, gifts are so much a part of the day that choosing them, buying...
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