Catholic News & Perspective

August 2017

Aug 31

Church responds as Harvey wreaks havoc in Texas

By: Jim Graves OSV Newsweekly Father David Bergeron, a priest of Ottawa, Canada’s Companions of the Cross serving at the Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston, had a firsthand experience with Hurricane Harvey as it battered Texas — one that he hopes never to repeat. The priest was driving home in his truck Saturday night, Aug. 26,...
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Aug 25

Your marriage is worth saving

By: Dr. Gregory K. Popcak OSV Newsweekly According to researchers at the University of Washington, March and August see the largest spikes in divorce filings. Because the holidays tend to make marital difficulties seem so much worse, people decide in January that they’re done, then take a month to get their affairs in order and file in...
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Aug 23

'Do not be afraid': Fighting fear with faith

By: Bill Dodds OSV Newsweekly Scripture seldom has an angel begin a visit with “Hello.” There’s no “How are you?” Yes, to a young woman in Nazareth it’s, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” Then, seeing her reaction: “Do not be afraid, Mary.” Time and time again, it’s...
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Aug 13

A tyranny of sexuality

By: Russell Shaw OSV Daily Take G.K. Chesterton got a lot of things right. Here’s one: “The moment sex ceases to be a servant it becomes a tyrant.” Evidence for the destructive consequences of tyrannical sex abounds in wrecked relationships, wrecked families and wrecked lives. But there’s an alternative. The solution to...
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Aug 11

The miracle of the weeping icon in Illinois

By:  Patti Maguire Armstrong OSV Newsweekly\ The simple beige exterior of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen, Illinois, was not what I expected as the home of a miraculous icon weeping oil since July 2015. My friend and I checked the address carefully, because we had driven past it and were doubling back. “Is that...
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