A jury in Minnesota has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges. How has the nation reacted? Register senior editor Joan Frawley Desmond offers some analysis on this news. Then we turn to Joan’s coverage of Catholic schools as they evaluate the last year and look ahead to the future. And then, we hear from Register European Correspondent Solène Tadié about the homeschool ban in France, and get updates on the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral and the controversial building of the largest mosque in Europe. But she also brings us information on an abbey of French nuns who are providing Gregorian Chant for the world through a one-of-a-kind app.
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Speaking to Register after Tuesday’s conviction of the former police officer for the death of George Floyd, these Catholics said they find relief and hope in the trial’s outcome.
In the wake of Tuesday’s verdict, the first African-American cardinal called for Catholics to fight racism without violence.
The state’s bishops released a statement on Tuesday afternoon before the verdict was announced, asking for civility, prayer and justice, and calling for an end to racism.
Brooklyn Center Catholics Come to Terms With Daunte Wright’s Death and the Impact on Their Community
‘Tensions are just very, very high,’ Redemptorist Father John Schmidt, the pastor of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, told the Register.
Chauvin is being charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter for the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a Black man, died on May 25 in Minneapolis after he was restrained by Chauvin during an attempted arrest.