59,000 residents and workers in nursing homes and LTC settings are dead from COVID-19
have we really processed that number?
59 *THOUSAND* people dead in this context
I still don't know how this isn't a daily obsession
maybe its just that we don't care about this population
— Charlie Camosy (@CCamosy) July 29, 2020
Ronia, a 16-yr-old who was enslaved by ISIS, is finally free. But she remains in a refugee camp in Iraq while all of her family is in Canada. Ronia's sister, Lina, is pleading for @marcomendicino to bring her home to reunite with her loved ones #ReuniteRonia #Yazidis #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/oT0ib8hVpR
— Rabea Allos (@Rabea_Allos) July 29, 2020
Raymond Baptist, president of Kolkata Catholic Renewal Services, told AsiaNews that Fr Aymanathil had been serving the poor since the beginning of COVID-19. When the city was locked down, Fr AC regularly visited the slums, especially the children who lived there. He handed out food packages to families in various Kolkata slums.
Baptist said that he worked with Fr A. C Joseph for over 20 years, noting that he was following exactly in Mother Teresa’s footsteps on the same Kolkata streets
A court in the Tuscan province of Massa-Carrara ruled July 27 to acquit Mina Welby and Marco Cappato for helping Davide Trentini commit suicide in April 2017 at Dignitas, a physician-assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland.
The couple watched as the toddler they’d hoped to call their son headed on a one-way flight for New York, to live with relatives he barely knew – which included an older brother.
“He is a trusting, loving child. And now this experience of deep betrayal by people he trusts,” Courtney Landry said in despair as she recounted the departure. “To him, it might as well have been our choice to leave him at the airport. He doesn’t know.”
For the Landrys, the July 2 transfer marked a wrenching coda to a bitter child welfare and adoption case that challenged the state’s overarching focus on placing children with kin.
Sr. Anthonia said that passion to restore dignity among young people who have made mistakes in life inspires her apostolate.
“The work at Rays of Hope for me is not just work but rather it is a ministry and a call. Ordinarily, when you look at it with human eyes, you might not want anything to do with it,” she said.
Last night’s excellent panel discussion with @gloria_purvis, @gmarcuscole, @KatrinaJack_Sen, @ernestmorrell, @BenjaminSWatson, and Jacqueline Rivers, “Racism Is a Life Issue”, is available for viewing on-demand at: https://t.co/lzPFZPHmc1
— de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture (@ND_EthicsCenter) July 29, 2020
He could be difficult, sometimes maddening…but he is an authentic journalistic hero. His determination to keep covering the Balkans saved countless innocent lives. https://t.co/Mi8xD4JmIE
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) July 29, 2020
No matter how woke or unprejudiced, people will not live in places where their lives, liberty and property are at risk. Every day that mayors in places such as Portland or Seattle permit this to happen, they send a message to people across America: Think twice about coming to live here. That can’t be a message they want to send, yet it is the one that is being received.
12. Ruth Graham to Join New York Times religion team (This strikes me as very good news. Pray for her, you who pray!)
The authentic work of Church reform comes “only by a decision of the legitimate authority, 1.not by an arbitrary choice of anybody, and surely not by undoing the past,” Zen added.
“The Holy Spirit of today doesn’t contradict the Holy Spirit of yesterday.”
From a Catholic perspective, is the life and fiction of Flannery O’Connor still worth celebrating, in spite of the fact that she harbored some of the racist attitudes of her time and place? I believe that it is. As a devout Catholic, O’Connor knew that we are all marked by sin and therefore in need of God’s merciful grace. As a disabled woman in the male-dominated world of literature, she faced and overcame many challenges by placing the Eucharist at the center of her life. In her fiction, O’Connor reveals a vision of grace centered on the power of God’s love to break us out of our own complacency, in spite of our sins and our dispositions to sin.
Only faith-based institutions are exempt in B.C. from compulsion to provide MAiD on their premises. Stripping away that last protection will lead to the board being quickly swamped by MAiD advocates, says the president of the society that oversees governance of the hospice. In fact, Angelina Ireland adds, it’s been clear for months the whole goal of a social media-driven membership campaign was to build the numbers to overwhelm and oust the existing board of the Delta Hospice Society.
“It’s an organized attempt to infiltrate the membership with people whose only basis for being together is to have euthanasia in the hospice,” Ireland tells me in an interview.
That’s when we were told that, by law, we couldn’t actually eat together as a family.
The hostess told my wife that no groups larger than six were allowed at a single table. We replied that we understood the logic of that rule but that every rule has a reason. In this case, a rule barring seven or more people is aimed at preventing large parties of friends, or multiple families, since such parties run a higher risk of spreading the virus. It’s an extension of the common COVID-time prohibition on large gatherings.
If counseling bans had been law in 1989, blocking me from the therapy I was asking for, I probably would have killed myself. I would not have been satisfied with a government-mandated gay identity.
I don’t know why this broke my heart, but it did.
Dearest brothers, please try to marry just 1 woman, have children with her and be a father to your children.
1 man, 1 woman and their offspring, this is how it should be, God’s perfect design.
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) July 28, 2020
There is a certain type of depression that descends upon those forced to deal with the tragic conditions to which Black people are subjected in this country. In this moment of struggle, it becomes critical—I would even say spiritual, moral, and political—to narrate and normalize Black joy in the face of brutality.
22. Fr. Roger Landry: Imitating St. Martha’s Virtues and Learning from Her Misunderstanding
Because of the way light is depicted on the roots, Mr. van der Veen says he believes that van Gogh was looking at his subject matter at the end of the afternoon, about 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. He says he thinks this means that van Gogh probably spent the entire day painting.
St. Anne’s gesture of placing a finger to her lips is the only known such depiction of its sort. There are a number of different interpretations of its meaning. Some scholars posit that she is asking for silence, which according to the website ArchaeoTravel.eu, might allude to “divine silence.” Another theory is that the gesture simply indicates that she is praying.