Catholic News & Perspective

May 2021

May 12

Editorial: Dear kids: This is what it means to receive the Eucharist

By: Our Sunday Visitor Editorial Board Dear First Communicants, Congratulations! What a special time this is. It is the moment you receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time. What a blessing, and what a gift. Receiving your first holy Communion is a big deal. You are probably excited, nervous and joyful, all at once. You’ve been...
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May 10

Pope to institute formal ‘ministry of catechist’

By: Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While millions of laypeople around the world are recognized as catechists in their parish or diocese, Pope Francis is preparing to formally institute the “ministry of catechist.” The Vatican press office said May 5 that Pope Francis’ apostolic letter Antiquum...
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May 7

Opening the Word: Remain in my love

By: Timothy P. O'Malley The declining religiosity of U.S. citizens seems inevitable. Each time Gallup or Pew releases a poll, there are fewer Catholics and more religious “nones.” What are we to do as committed Catholics? The temptation is despair. We can blame the millennials and their boomer and Gen-X parents...
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May 5

Throughout May, join the worldwide Rosary marathon

By: Our Sunday Visitor Editorial Board Over the course of the pandemic, certain powerful moments of national and worldwide prayer stand out. A year ago in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Archbishop José H. Gomez reconsecrated the United States to Mary, Mother of the Church, from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. And last March,...
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May 3

On difficult issues, think critically — and think with the Church

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion A priest tells this story. He was driving through a rural area on vacation when he noticed an exit sign for one of the oldest motherhouses of nuns in this country. He had heard of these sisters. They eventually became one of the largest congregations of women religious in the United States, and even in the world,...
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