April 16, 2020

I could write a sonnet about everything we did during the octave of Easter (7 Quick Takes)

My niece, Elise, challenged me to write this week’s 7 Quick Takes in sonnet form. April is National Poetry Month, after all. I think she believes—and rightly so—that I turn too often to limericks. And I do love a challenge.
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Sense of smell

John Garvey reflects on not having his sense of smell.
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Archbishop Lori to lead livestreamed Divine Mercy Mass and Chaplet from Baltimore Basilica

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, will celebrate a special livestreamed Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday on April 19 at 3 p.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.
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Retired pope, celebrating 93rd birthday, is well, secretary says

Retired Pope Benedict XVI "is well," although the coronavirus pandemic restrictions mean he will receive no visitors April 16, his 93rd birthday.
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