Catholic News & Perspective

October 2022

Oct 7

Opening the Word: Wonder and thanksgiving

By: Father Joshua J. Whitfield To be grateful is to be human. I mean, the experience of gratitude is fundamental to the human experience. Unless something’s gone wrong, some sociopathy, thankfulness comes naturally to us. We can’t help it, that feeling of gratitude. It’s hard to describe; I think we’re born with it....
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Oct 5

Cultivating a sense of gratitude — and the compassion that should flow from it

By: David Mills We once had to live without a big refrigerator for a couple months. The first one we bought was back-ordered and never came, the second one came and didn’t work, and getting our money back both times took forever. You might be surprised at how uneager some companies are to stand behind their products. We got by with a...
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Oct 3

The Belgium bishops are confusing Church teaching

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion Action taken by the Flemish-speaking bishops of Belgium to provide a formal liturgical blessing for same-gender unions is confusing at best, shocking at worst. (Belgium is bilingual; some parts of the country speak Flemish, others French. The French-speaking bishops did not join, at least so far, in the production of...
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