1. On Sunday in Sri Lanka, Catholics celebrated their first Sunday Mass since the Easter attacks
2. Also on Sunday at Mass in Burkina Faso, a 34-year-old priest, Fr. Simeon Yampa, was killed during a church attack.
Fr Simeon Yampa was only 34 years old. He was killed by terrorists in Burkina Faso yesterday during Holy Mass.
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) May 13, 2019
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— BECKET (@BECKETlaw) May 13, 2019
Next time someone tells you the world is going to hell in a handbasket. https://t.co/ilaaEWplPY
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) May 10, 2019
7. Fr. Robert Barron has a new book out urging Catholics not to abandon the Church in the wake of a new season of scandal.
Let's do a mini-Mother's Day thread: When Charles Schulz got drafted in WWII, his mother was dying of cancer. He never saw her again. Mother's Day in Peanuts is often a sad occasion, none more so than this autobiographical strip. pic.twitter.com/rzmg4mRRni
— Luke Epplin (@LukeEpplin) May 12, 2019
10. A 4-year-old made a promise to his sister after she died. He kept it for 13 years.
Rare diseases used to be little more than a mystifying label. Now those who are told they are one-of-a-kind are finding others like them. https://t.co/1y5WdOlW5L
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) May 13, 2019
A campaign to find the child who yelled "Wow!" after a symphony's Mozart rendition was a success. The 9-year-old New Hampshire boy whose exclamation had caused the audience to burst into laughter, then applause, has been found. https://t.co/8cdBDbB5Zn
— AP Eastern US (@APEastRegion) May 9, 2019
PLUS: A homily for today.
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