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OSV News Showcase | July 7, 2023

How is it that OSV News has been in operation for six months, and yet it feels like it started yesterday? Time flies when you’re having fun, I guess!

Looking back, the team has produced a mind-blowing 8,000+ pieces of content in this time.  But what’s more impressive is how we’re functioning as a team. We support each other from our widely varied backgrounds and perspectives. We share jokes in the virtual newsroom. We remind each other to really take breaks and go live a little. And most importantly, we pray together each morning and throughout the day for work and personal issues and over news that comes up. And we pray for YOU, our readers.

And that foundation in prayer makes all the difference in Catholic news.

Megan Marley

Digital Editor

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‘Thoughts and prayers’: What good are they?

In a world where the 24/7 news cycle offers a ceaseless tide of disasters, a natural Christian inclination has become a polarizing catchphrase.

Dublin may get a full cathedral with archdiocese deciding which landmark church should become one

The largest archdiocese in Ireland may finally get a cathedral for its 1 million Catholics, following Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin’s surprise announcement of an initiative to identify the church that could best fulfill a cathedral function for the city.

Young Catholic couple killed in school shooting inspires many in Brazil

As the victims’ story was made known, people from different parts of the country began to send messages to the local archdiocese and to the Catholic group they frequented, saying how the testimonies of the couple’s faith inspired them.

Sessions at upcoming Tekakwitha Conference to feature healing, renewal

With the intercession of St. Kateri, the Tekakwitha Conference promotes healing, advocates for Indigenous communities, and encourages Indigenous Catholics to seek leadership positions within tribes and the Church.

Why can’t any sacrament be received at any church?

It is theoretically possible for a Catholic to receive the sacraments in any parish church. However, some sacraments are intended to be ordinarily celebrated in specific churches, and marriage is one of these sacraments.

Déjate transformar por la Eucaristía, pide el Papa a los católicos

Los católicos deben colocar la Eucaristía en el centro de sus vidas para transformar sus relaciones con Dios y con el prójimo, dijo el papa Francisco.

Sisters’ ‘Soul Box’ exhibit provides solace to families of victims slain by gun violence

On June 29, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary honored hundreds of people who have fallen victim to gun-related violence in Michigan, as well as the memory of one of their own: Sister John Clement Hungerman, who was murdered 40 years ago in Detroit.

Writing about Georgetown’s history of involvement in slavery has not shaken author’s Catholic faith

Since 2016, Rachel L. Swarns has been researching Georgetown University’s involvement in the slave trade, including the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved people to help pay off debts the Jesuit priests incurred in running the university.

Russia launches ‘barbaric attack’ on civilians near Ukrainian Catholic University

University staff and students assisted the injured, bringing water and respirators while helping first responders to clear the debris.

Maneras en las que una comunidad hispana pudo ‘sentirse y ser Iglesia’ durante la pandemia del COVID-19

En junio, a más de un mes que Estados Unidos declaró oficialmente el final de la emergencia de salud pública a causa de la pandemia del COVID-19 en el país, católicos en Queens, N.Y., recordaron como el aferrarse a Dios los ayudó a pasar por momentos oscuros.

*BONUS* “Diablo IV” (Blizzard)

The latest title in a videogame franchise that’s been going strong since 1997, “Diablo IV” (Blizzard) sees an epic confrontation between a rogue angel and a fugitive demon, with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance.

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