Catholic News & Perspective

September 2017

Sep 30

Types A and B: He created them

By: Bill Dodds “God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them ...” (Gn 1:27). Type A and Type B he created them. No, Genesis 1:27 doesn’t include that last line. But any newlyweds asking any “oldyweds” about the truth of it are likely to hear some form of:...
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Sep 28

A new sister act: Nun and Nunner

By: Jeanette Flood OSV Newsweekly “We’re a traveling troupe of two,” explains the cheerful young “Sister” Mary Rose. Then, starting with “Sister” Maria Stella, in a July appearance on the Leah Darrow Podcast, they alternate in describing themselves: “We evangelize —” “We...
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Sep 26

Historic beatification held in Oklahoma

By: Michael R. Heinlein OSV Newsweekly Blessed Stanley Rother — the Oklahoma missionary martyred in Guatemala in 1981 — was beatified in Oklahoma City on Sept. 23. With his beatification, the universal Church has recognized that Father Stanley Rother is now counted among heaven’s citizenry, and he may be venerated publicly in...
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Sep 16

Accompaniment for missionaries at home

By: Michelle Martin OSV Newsweekly Maryknoll Sister Peg Donovan had been on mission in Tanzania for 43 years when her congregation asked her to return to the United States in 2014. For 25 of those years, she served in the same small village of Kalebezo, where she built a health program from the ground up, serving women, children and people with...
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Sep 14

Uncertainty reigns for DACA’s ‘Dreamers’

By: Brian Fraga OSV Newsweekly Since President Donald Trump announced Sept. 5 that his administration will be rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), fear and anxiety have gripped many young adults in the country who have been protected from deportation since the program took effect in 2012. “I have friends who have DACA...
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Sep 11

Immense need is "new normal" after Harey

By: Jim Graves OSV Newsweekly Growing up on the Gulf Coast, Father Wencil Pavlovsky, pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Nassau Bay, Texas, was used to hurricanes. But Hurricane Harvey, which first hit the Houston area the evening of Friday, Aug. 25, was different, he said, both in duration and intensity. On Saturday night, he recalled,...
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Sep 9

‘I had to go. I felt like I owed it to Stan.’

By: Mariann Hughes OSV Newsweekly Sister Bernice Kita, an American Maryknoll missionary to the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala, will be flying to Oklahoma City for the beatification of Father Stanley Rother, the first U.S.-born martyr, on Sept. 23. Sister Bernice knew Father Rother personally, and Our Sunday Visitor recently talked with...
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Sep 7

Writing after his time

By: Robert P. Lockwood OSV Newsweekly A dear friend dropped me a note saying she enjoyed something I wrote. That’s why she’s a dear friend. (“Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!” [Eccl 1:2].) She added, however, that I had made a common mistake. I had cited the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi and attributed it to...
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Sep 1

Texas parishioners shocked by devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey

By:  Catholic News Service OSV Newsweekly HOUSTON (CNS) -- With floodwater as high as 20 feet from swelling bayous and waterways, thousands of homes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston flooded as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to batter southeast Texas Aug. 28. Bishops from dioceses along the mid-Texas Gulf Coast, including Victoria...
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