Coronavirus: Beware the power grab

Coronavirus: Beware the power grab

An interesting article, written by a London-based human rights lawyer working on counter-terrorism laws and states of emergency, published in an African news journal and concerning important observations applicable to all, even in the U.S.—ed. African Arguments—The pandemic is a real emergency and the perfect excuse for a power grab. We must monitor abuses and…
Louisiana governor announces day of prayer and fasting

Louisiana governor announces day of prayer and fasting

CNA—The Catholic governor of Louisiana has asked fellow citizens to pray and fast on March 24 for those affected by the coronavirus. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) announced on Monday evening that he and the state’s First Lady will fast on Tuesday, in the middle of both the season of Lent and a global pandemic. “In…
Italian Air Force sends message of hope to Italy amid coronavirus lockdown

Italian Air Force sends message of hope to Italy amid coronavirus lockdown

Italian Air Force gives its countrymen a boost of hope and encouragement as the country combats coronavirus releasing this video… The lone black plane represents coronavirus fleeing before Italy’s national flag and valiant endurance as Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorna (Let No One Sleep) and lyrics that include vencermos (We will overcome) in the background. 
Inspiration: Quarantined Italians Sing from Balconies

Inspiration: Quarantined Italians Sing from Balconies

Churches closed. Quarentine. Lockdowns.  But Italians spread joy and hope from their balconies! After seeing these videos, I’m looking for a balcony, good Italian Catholic neighbors, and maybe some good vino and olive oil to stave off starvation … What could be better in a lockdown crisis?  See for yourself: In Siena – neighbors in…
Boy Scouts of America seeks bankruptcy protection, has the once-venerable institution lost its moral compass?

Boy Scouts of America seeks bankruptcy protection, has the once-venerable institution lost its moral compass?

Achieving the elite rank of Eagle Scout is displayed proudly on the resumés of many prominent, ethical business achievers, nonprofit leaders and even some pro-athletes, astronauts, and many Catholic leaders today.  Great achievements, it has been said, began with scouting. While it remains to be seen how that will work out with girls now being…
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