Finding Humanity: May 13 – 19

by May 18, 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.

‘Day of Prayer’ sees humanity united in the fight against COVID-19

The Day of Prayer for Humanity unfolds as more than 4.3 million people across the globe have now been infected with COVID-19 since an outbreak was first reported in China’s Hubei province late last year.

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A Saint and his family

In his “service to the People of God, Saint John Paul II was the Pope of the family”. 

Unshakable faith in the Lord, devotion to Mary, the spirit of sacrifice, the commitment to one’s neighbor, even at the risk of one’s own life. In his own family, Karol Wojtyła encountered all those characteristics that were then developed in his own life, and in an extraordinary way, in his Pontificate.

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Intimacy, rituals, tears are the gifts and desire this moment brings

Yet, Jesus tells us: 

If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, because he remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live.

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Uplifting scenes of coronavirus solidarity around the world

This gallery was first published on March 28 and will be updated with new scenes of solidarity. 

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Special masks for the hearing-impaired

A volunteer wears a transparent face mask handmade for people with hearing-impaired relatives who communicate by reading lips. A group of women in Spain created the “Fils amb Cor” (sewing with the heart) initiative to make these and other protective face masks. 

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Public Health England Approves Antibody Test 

On Thursday (May 14), it was announced that Public Health England had approved its first antibodies test, which could detect if people had already had the Coronavirus and therefore could suggest if they are now immune to it.

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COVID antibody test a ‘positive development’

A test to find out whether people have been infected with coronavirus in the past has been approved by health officials in England.

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International Nurses Day

Though the work of nurses is to be celebrated always, International Nurses Day (which was celebrated on May 13) took on added significance in light of the communities’ tireless work to care for patients during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The Office US Cast Reunite To Marry Superfans

Weddings are just one of the effects that have been affected by Coronavirus with thousands having to postpone their planned nuptials due to social distancing regulations.

However, some weddings have still taken place with the help of the internet. And one very memorable wedding happened this week thanks to John Kransinski.

The actor, who played Jim in The Office US, surprised two superfans of the show by reuniting with his castmates to marry them (he got ordained ahead of the service) on zoom during his Some Good News YouTube show.

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Our new reality now that coronavirus has sent the world online

Weddings, funerals, nightclubs, classes, church services, senate votes. COVID-19 has made almost everything virtual.

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On the header, picture by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET, obtained from


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