- Aug 12, 2020
Archbishop Wilton Gregory issued a stern rebuke to the John Paul II shrine for hosting President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
About two and one-half months after public Masses were halted due to safety precautions against the spread of the coronavirus, parishioners came home to Mass on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, in a country church that many consider home, Our Lady of the Wayside in Chaptico, in the Archdiocese of Washington.
The largest deployment of the National Guard in Minnesota history brought order to the Twin Cities on last week, but in the evening, St. Paul and Minneapolis residents were preparing for the worst.
Windows of the Cathedral of the Assumption and its offices facing South Fifth Street in downtown Louisville were covered with plywood as a precaution May 30 after a second day of peaceful protests turned to violence and vandalism overnight.
Twin Cities faith leaders who minister to communities historically ravaged by racial injustice know their neighborhoods are also the most vulnerable to poverty and crime. Firm in their denunciation of brutality and racism, the religious leaders believe that using faith to build bridges between law enforcement and the communities they police will ultimately keep everyone safe.
U.S. Church leaders responded the weekend’s unrest by saying it’s a wake-up call of the racism that plagues the country, while urging for peaceful protests.