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The death of Antoinette "Toni" Bosco at age 91 on March 20 went unnoticed by most of the Catholic press and virtually all of the general press, even though she was one of the most prolific and among the most influential, Catholic writers of her generation. Was she a favorite of yours? She became an advocate for forgiveness, even after her son and daughter-in-law were murdered. Read Michael Leach's appreciation of her life and work here.
In case you missed something else, from yesterday, the highest Australian court overturned Cardinal George Pell's earlier conviction for abuse. The next morning, Francis prayed for those suffering "unjust sentences."
From columnist Alex Mikulich: The neoliberal economy and market democracy by which we live is killing us and the planet. We North Americans need to begin with (un)learning how coloniality lives inside of us. Read about how the message of Earth Day, nearing its 50th anniversary, is more urgent than ever.
Recent Catholic coronavirus stories:
- Oregon's 'sewing' sisters, local Catholic community make face masks, gowns
- Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister offers Principles for a pandemic
- SBA allows church entities to obtain needed loans to keep workers on staff
- Mideastern burial traditions clash with fears of contagion
- COVID-19 in Guayaquil: 'This is a matter that touches everyone'
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