- Dec 8, 2019
On Monday the funeral was held for Mario Cerciello Rega – an Italian policeman killed by two American teenagers, and who was praised by friends and family for his dedication to his work, his community and to those in need.
Students use their vacation time to do service projects in Puerto Rico which is still recovering from Hurricane Maria in 2017.
The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire because it won’t allow students to fulfill their community service requirement with activities at a Catholic parish at the school.
Pope Francis and the leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, said Wednesday that the two bodies “can, and must, be united in a common cause to uphold and defend the dignity of all people.”
Based on a variety of contacts with clergy from around the Catholic world over the last month, the basic takeaways they seem to be drawing from Pope Francis can be expressed in three words: Presence, mercy and service. That may not be the totality of his agenda, but as a basic orientation, one could probably do worse.
The email flashes across my screen: “Headed to Kyrgystan to work for HK!! 5 days and counting!” HK, if you haven’t guessed, is “His Kingdom,” and the author is a former student who has spent time in eastern Turkey with nothing but a Bible and two dollars in his pocket,