Finding Humanity: April 1 – 7

by Apr 3, 2020Blog, Finding Humanity in crisis0 comments

In the midst of this crisis in which we live, we want to share with you some good weekly news, news of hope, important or simple acts and gestures that unite us as a community of men and women of faith-driven by the force of hope.


Cardinal Comastri: Pope St John Paul II transformed his cross into love

On the 15th anniversary of Pope St. John Paul II’s death, the Vicar General for Vatican City State, Cardinal Angelo Comastri, recalls his legacy.

Pope St. John Paul II died 15 years ago, on 2 April 2005. The Christian witness with which he bore his long illness inspired believers and non-believers alike. His example, at this moment of global suffering caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is particularly poignant.

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Finding faith in a time of quarantine

“We’re trying to figure out how we can continue to serve our community and make people feel not isolated and alone,” Father Whitney says. “We’re trying to use whatever we have to reach out to people to let them know they can call us if they need to talk to someone or pray with someone, while at the same time trying not to become infected ourselves.”

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Ordinary becomes extraordinary!

The Lord God keeps faith forever, secures justice for the oppressed, gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets captives free.

The Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord raises up those who were bowed down. The Lord loves the just; the Lord protects strangers. (Psalm 146)

As I was getting off the elevator, going to get some supplies for the nursing program, the door opened and Kathy, the receptionist, called out in a loud voice: “I need some help here, we have an emergency! I just opened the door and this man came into the Center crying ‘Help me, my hands and feet are frozen, and so is my face.’ “


Keeping up community:  what sisters are doing amid COVID-19 lockdowns

The COVID-19 pandemic upended sisters’ ministries, requiring strict policies to protect the most vulnerable, forcing cancellations of congregational and regional gatherings, and changing prayer practices, fellowship, dining and funeral services. Weeks into the crisis, the coronavirus poses another challenge: How do sisters keep a sense of community in a time of social distancing, stay-at-home orders and quarantines?

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Pope on Palm Sunday: love and service during COVID-19

During Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter’s Basilica, celebrated with a limited congregation due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis dedicates his homily to the theme of service. (Playback included)

For the first time in history, Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass alone in St Peter’s Basilica. Out of respect for Covid-19 regulations limiting large gatherings, the Mass was held without a congregation. Millions of people joined the Holy Father, however, via the internet, radio and television.

By Vatican News. Click here to read the complete article.


Pope at Angelus encourages young people to be witnesses of hope

Pope Francis greets the faithful following his Palm Sunday Mass and Angelus and prays for the sick and their families, and all those who self-sacrificingly care for them.

Pope Francis ended his Palm Sunday Angelus by greeting the faithful “taking part through the means of social communication”. In particular, he said, “my thoughts go out to the young people all over the world”, who are living today’s Diocesan World Youth Day “in an unprecedented way”. Diocesan World Youth Day 2020 is marked on Palm Sunday, 5 April.   

By Vatican News. Click here to read the complete article.


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