Catholic News & Perspective

January 2018

Jan 31

7 ways to recharge your spiritual battery

By:  Bill Dodds OSV Newsweekly A smartphone manufacturer made news recently when it announced that, yes, its batteries only function optimally for a couple of years. Or less. Consumers were not pleased, and rightfully so. The maker confessed but omitted any mea culpa. Your Maker, on the other hand, has designed you so that your soul can...
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Jan 26

Students for Life reach new generation

By: Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller OSV Newsweekly During Respect Life Month in October, members of Students For Life at St. Louis University planted a patch of small crosses on campus to commemorate the deaths of children lost to abortion, those who were executed under the death penalty, and those who live in poverty and homelessness. Within a...
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Jan 23

Vocation directors seek men drawn to Christ

By: Jim Graves OSV Newsweekly Vocations to the priesthood are a key area of concern for Catholic bishops across the nation, with some dioceses having an ample number of priests and seminarians and others struggling. Our Sunday Visitor recently spoke with vocations directors from four dioceses that have either been strong for vocations or have...
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Jan 12

The March for Life: What to expect this year

By: Jim Graves OSV Newsweekly More than 100,000 pro-lifers from across the nation will travel to Washington, D.C., for the March for Life 2018 on Jan. 19, which coincides with the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that struck down the nation’s anti-abortion laws. The day will begin with a...
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Jan 10

What awaits Pope Francis in 2018?

By: Don Clemmer OSV Newsweekly On his return flight to Rome from Bangladesh on Dec. 2, Pope Francis provided a glimpse of his hopes for 2018 when, asked by a journalist if he planned to visit India, he noted in his answer, “I hope to do it in 2018 if I’m alive!” The comment captures much of what the world might expect from Pope...
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