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On Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro asked his country’s legislature to consider a same-sex marriage bill, citing the words of Pope Francis. In the developing world, Maduro will not be the last politician to use that approach.
Speaking via livestream from the library of the Vatican’s apostolic palace, the pope stated that the Church “helps with the sick, but she is not an expert. Nor does she give specific socio-political indications.”
The fires set at Sacred Heart are the second fire-related damage at a Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Boston in the last month.
The decapitation of the Blessed Mother statue at St. Stephen occurred on the same weekend as several other high-profile acts of vandalism at Catholic churches across the country, including the desecration of statues of the Virgin Mary.
Archbishop Coakley commented that the coronavirus crisis has heightened the importance of “economic protections and just lending practices.”
The federal loan program is a $669-billion initiative that allows entities to obtain low-interest loans that can be forgiven if the money goes mostly to cover payroll expenses, and to keep people employed who are in danger of losing their jobs.
Black and white Catholics reflect on the concrete ways their experience can help the Church become more integrated in its diversity.