Recommended for you today, from the NCR/GSR/EarthBeat copy desk:
Brazil's COVID-19 management is not going well. President Jair Bolsonaro's administration has never imposed a nationwide quarantine, and coronavirus cases have continued to grow. But for Brazil's churchgoers, Catholic bishops are keeping precautionary measures in place. Read more.
Perhaps one of the hardest realities of social distancing and other measures to keep the coronavirus from spreading falls to the elderly. Read about how the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa balance caution with prevention here.
Mark Piper has been director of the Cenacle Retreat & Conference Center in Chicago for just over a year. What a year. See how Cenacle and other retreat centers are holding together when people can't meet up in person here.
In place of its annual leadership forum for young Catholic women, the Given Institute this year is hosting an online five-day event open to women of all ages titled "Discover the Gift," taking place June 10-14. Read more.
Navigating between Germany's reckoning with Nazism and the reactionary grip of Southern myth, Learning From the Germans tells the stories of people facing a historical memory they want to change. Read the latest NCR book review here.
While education, housing and other budgets are routinely cut, police budgets continue to rise. Like runaway military spending, police spending seems untouchable. Until now. Read the latest NCR editorial here.
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