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Florida makes it mandatory for schools to have silent daily reflection | SW NEWS | 279 Schools in the US state of Florida will have daily moments of silence from the next academic year as Governor …More
Florida makes it mandatory for schools to have silent daily reflection | SW NEWS | 279
Schools in the US state of Florida will have daily moments of silence from the next academic year as Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law making it mandatory. Before signing the bill, the governor said it is important to be able to provide students with the ability to reflect and pray. Archbishop Gomez appeals for unity as USCCB spring meeting begins The president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles made an appeal for unity while addressing the spring meeting of the bishops which is taking place virtually from June 16 to 18. The archbishop said only a united Church can heal the “brokenness” and challenge the injustices in society. Two Catholic churches in Canada vandalized over the weekend Two churches in Vancouver archdiocese in Canada were vandalized over the weekend, following the discovery of the remains of 215 indigenous children from the premises of a former school run by the Church. Church in Brazil to hold special Mass for COVID-19 victims The pandemic crisis is intensifying in Brazil as the nation is about to witness the number of coronavirus infections touching 500,000. In this grim scenario, the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil will offer prayers and tributes to those who died of COVID-19. Hungary primate releases anthem of upcoming Eucharistic Congress Primate of Hungary Cardinal Peter Erdo has released the official song and video trailer of the upcoming Eucharistic Congress that will be held in Budapest in September. During the ceremony on Monday, June 14, the Cardinal said the anthem is a remake of the official song of the 1938 Eucharistic Congress held in the Hungarian capital. Italian priest and author appointed as ecclesiastical assistant to Vatican communication department An Italian priest, who has authored more than 20 books and is a frequent guest in radio and television shows, has been appointed as ecclesiastical assistant to the communications department of the Vatican. Young Spanish Catholics launch prayer campaign against legalization of euthanasia As euthanasia and assisted suicide becomes legal in Spain on June 25, a group of young Catholics has launched a prayer campaign to end this evil. Praying for the growth of a culture of life, the end to euthanasia worldwide, and the conversion of all souls, the prayer campaign titled “1 Week for Life” is being held from June 18-25. It was the talk on euthanasia by nurses that led this group of Madrid youth to undertake prayer and fasting to promote the sanctity of life.