- Jan 28, 2020
The bishop of Erie has announced the opening of the canonization process for Gertrude Barber, founder of what is now called the Barber National Institute for adults and children with disabilities.
They’re often the first people he greets when holding an audience, so it came as no surprise Tuesday when Pope Francis released a message for the World Day of Persons with Disabilities, calling for them to be fully integrated in society, not only through legislation but a much-needed change in mentality.
About 350 young adults attended the national gathering of Singles for Christ.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a New York-based group that places the dogs with people who need their help.
The 40th anniversary of the U.S. bishops’ “Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons With Disabilities” is a cause for celebration, said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, episcopal moderator of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability.
One group’s voice in some ways seems to be missing from a Synod of Bishops otherwise devoted to inclusion: People with disabilities.