June 2, 2020

A seed of hope

It brings with it a small reminder to hold onto hope—even when it might seem easier to give up.
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Baltimore faith leaders to hold prayer service for justice, healing June 3 at St. Vincent de Paul

Baltimore's religious leaders will join civic and community leaders in praying for justice and peace during a June 3 gathering beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul in Baltimore.
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Trump visits shrine on anniversary of St. John Paul II visit to Poland

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington June 2 shortly before he was expected to sign an executive order at the White House to expand U.S. support for international religious freedom efforts.
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Are our hearts ready to reopen?

You think it’s been hard for you to find disinfecting wipes for your home? Think of finding enough disinfectant for church pews that seat hundreds of people. You’ve had problems finding a small bottle of hand sanitizer? Multiply those needs by 100 or 1,000.
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Catholics in Twin Cities grappling with Floyd’s death, related rioting

Twin Cities-area Catholics are among Minnesotans still processing the horror and tragedy, and grappling with their role -- and the Catholic Church's -- both in fighting racism and rebuilding the city.
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Vatican official: Racism is ‘spiritual’ virus that must be wiped out

Much like the coronavirus pandemic, racism is a "spiritual" virus that has spread throughout the world and must be eradicated, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
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