Catholic seniors reflect on the past year and what they’ve learned.
Addressing a reduced number of pilgrims due to coronavirus restrictions, the cardinal said: “What did the Virgin ask to humanity, through the little shepherds? Prayer, penance, and conversion, that is, concrete means of interior reconstruction.”
Speaking with the Register, Cardinal Oswald Gracias also expressed his sadness over the heavy death toll among Christian clergy, religious and laypeople.
In the pope’s video message, he said that a “sick economy” is one that “allows a very rich few, a very rich few, to own more than the rest of humanity.”
Responding to the risk that some speakers may spread misinformation about the crisis or promote false conspiracies, Catholic author and radio host Patrick Coffin said he hoped those attending the conference will pose the “toughest questions imaginable” to discover the truth.
The country is averaging about 3,500 deaths per day.
Catholic graduates have endured and overcame the challenges of the 2020-2021 school year.