- Aug 9, 2020
When Rosie Garcia, a parishioner of St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson, heard the announcement that Pope Francis had formally recognized the heroic virtues of sainthood candidate Jesuit Father Eusebio Kino, she said she cried tears of joy.
Dion Johnson was shot and killed by an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer May 25, the same day George Floyd was killed. When officers found Johnson, he had fallen asleep in his car parked at the gore point where two local highways merge in Phoenix.
Just as the prodigal son cried out to his father for forgiveness, so too we cry out to God the Father for the sin of racism, said Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix at a special “Mass for Forgiveness of the Sin of Racism” June 8 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, condemned the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and warned the country must “leave behind the purveyors of polarization” in politics.
They came by the busload from across Arizona to send a message to lawmakers and the world: Abortion is a grave injustice, and they stand ready to love and assist women in crisis pregnancies.