Catholic News & Perspective

January 2023

Jan 30

Iowa enacts school choice bill, giving more opportunities for Catholic schools

By: Anne Marie Amacher, Barb Arland-Fye (OSV News) — A new law that passed swiftly by the Iowa Legislature on Jan. 24 gives more families the opportunity to choose between sending their children to private or public schools in Iowa, beginning with the next school year, 2023-24. “I am thrilled that both the Iowa House and the...
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Jan 27

Opening the Word: The necessity of humility as a Christian

By: Father Joshua J. Whitfield “For blessedness starts with humility,” said St. Augustine. He was right, of course. As we consider these readings for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, as we consider our Christian walk generally, it’s good to recall this simple truth, the virtue without which no Christian walk is possible...
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Jan 25

Science, faith, and answering life’s biggest questions

By:  David Mills “The first thing to realize, if you wish to become a philosopher,” wrote one of the 20th century’s major philosophers, “is that most people go through life with a whole world of beliefs that have no sort of rational justification.” That was Bertrand Russell, in a book called “The Art of...
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Jan 23

The Church’s long history of supporting immigrants

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion When President Joe Biden recently visited El Paso, Texas, a city that borders Mexico and is the destination of literally thousands of immigrants attempting to enter this country, he met Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso. The bishop handed Biden a holy card. It was a picture of the Sacred Heart of...
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Jan 20

Opening the Word: The light of Christ dispels the darkness

By: Catherine Cavadini Our first reading from Isaiah this Sunday stops short of its most famous lines: “For a child has been born for us, / a son has been given to us … / His titles will be: Marvelous Counselor … / Prince of Peace.” Indeed, I cannot read these lines from Isaiah without the music of...
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