“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
“The climate is a common good…” Laudato Si 23
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Cardinal John Dew

24 hours ago

The anger and despair we see in the United States at present is generating soul-searching around the world. As Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development said this week, “racism…is a social phenomenon that is not limited to the US”. The situation also highlights the need to look at the broader picture of the sacredness and dignity of every human life. Pope Francis said yesterday at his General Audience “we cannot claim to defend the sacredness of every human life while turning a blind eye to racism and exclusion”. At a personal level can we find the courage to examine our own attitude to other people? Are some more important than others? Do the lives of some matter more than the lives of others? ... See MoreSee Less

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WelCom June 2020, Issue 383

WelCom June 2020 is available in parishes and schools. It is also available here online.