- Jul 15, 2020
An organization whose work was praised by Pope Francis late last year has partnered with the Archdiocese of New York to offer free COVID-19 testing in predominantly Latino communities in and around New York City.
Reyna Martinez kept silent when the coronavirus killed her mother. She would hide in a bathroom and cry to keep the secret from her father. Then, the virus killed him, and she mourned again in silence because she felt it would crush her 9-year-old daughter to know that her doting grandparents.
Over the past month, Father Joseph Dutan has lost his mentor and fellow priest, as well as his father, to the coronavirus.
One is a Catholic church in Queens; the other, a Lutheran church in Manhattan. But the COVID-19 pandemic has united the two Hispanic congregations in grief.
The Rev. Fabian Arias, a Lutheran pastor from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has performed funeral services 14 times in the last two months.
The sainthood cause for Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, believes it could have all of the documentation prepared at some point next year to send to the Vatican Congregation for Saints’ Causes.