On November 2, the Church throughout the world celebrates the Commemoration of All Souls, a day which, though popular in days gone by, has been... (Read more)

News Items that Caught my Attention Recently

By Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

In clearing out my “Viewpoint” shoebox at the end of summer, I found a few items that might be of interest. Here are five. The Need for Good... (Read more)

On Praying the Psalms on Behalf of the World

By Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

The Psalms are the most famous poems in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Yet praying them can often be difficult for the reason that they express... (Read more)
Two national studies produced by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), based at Georgetown University, found that young... (Read more)
One of the brightest moments in the history on the Church in the U.S. in the past year was the appointment of Robert Barron as auxiliary bishop of... (Read more)
Richard Harries, former Anglican Bishop of Oxford (U.K.), wrote a book some years ago entitled Art and the Beauty of God, which has become... (Read more)

News that caught my attention recently

By Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

In clearing out my “Viewpoint” shoebox for June, I found a few items that might interest readers. Here are three. Does God send terror... (Read more)
In my status as a retired-but-still-working priest, I have the opportunity to fill in for Sunday Masses in a variety of parishes. I am always... (Read more)
There are many ways to observe the Holy Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis last December and continuing until December 8 of the current... (Read more)
I have more material in my “Viewpoint” drawer than I could ever write columns on. But here are some brief items that came to my attention... (Read more)

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