- Jun 23, 2021
In his Sunday homily, Myanmar Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon urged citizens to hold onto hope as fighting in the country escalates and to pray for the leaders of the nation’s violent coup, insisting that hatred will never lead to a solution.
A new law makes Florida one of at least 15 states that would compel schools to hold moments of silence at public schools.
With public backlash expected to rise as the trial of Myanmar’s ousted democratic leader looms, the nation’s bishops have made an appeal to the military to cease targeting places of worship and to allow humanitarian aid to reach at-risk populations.
On the same day that Pope Francis urged participation in a prayer initiative for the troubled nations of Myanmar and the Holy Land, another church was destroyed in the southern Burmese state of Kayah, marking the sixth such attack in just two weeks.
The pastor of the small parish that was home to an entire family killed in Sunday’s cable car accident in northern Italy has said forgiveness for those at fault is the only way to make it through the tragedy.
Those who overcome distractions or obstacles when praying learn the value of perseverance in times of trial, Pope Francis said.
When the world shut down last year because of the pandemic, the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton decided it was time to reach outward.
Florida schools competing for a high school athletic championship could be given an opportunity to address the crowd, including with a prayer, before the competition begins, under a bill approved by a House committee Wednesday.