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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Dorothy Day's radical faith

Cathedral of St. John the Divine, including crypt, will become a hospital*
New York Times: The Manhattan church, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, will be able to care for at least 200 patients during the coronavirus outbreak.

Cardinal George Pell freed from prison after High Court overturns sex abuse conviction
CNN: Cardinal George Pell has been freed from prison after Australia's High Court unanimously overturned his conviction on five counts of historical child sex abuse.

Larger churches urged to help smaller ones survive during pandemic
Religion News Service: National Christian groups are urging larger and more stable churches to financially help small churches that could potentially close in their communities due to a steep decline in offerings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic will pass. Our grief will endure.*
Washington Post: Americans have been told to brace themselves for difficult days ahead. The numbers are uncertain, but mass death is at our doorstep.

Dorothy Day's radical faith
The New Yorker: The life and legacy of the Catholic writer and activist, whom some hope will be made a saint.

Fearing courageously in the face of COVID-19
Religion News Service: As the COVID-19 pandemic grips the world at an exponential rate, many health care professionals are admitting that they are scared.

'That is what we do': The power of Passover and tradition across generations*
New York Times: Jewish families on Wednesday will again recount the 10 plagues from the Book of Exodus. Only this year will be a little different.

Sikh volunteers are delivering thousands of meals during the pandemic
HuffPost: Sikhs in New York, California and Washington state are cooking up large batches of food and buying groceries for families in need.

SBA allows church entities to obtain needed loans to keep workers on staff
Crux: Religious nonprofits, including schools, parishes and some dioceses, are eligible for assistance under regulations developed to implement portions of the massive $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act.

George Pell's accuser issues rallying cry to sexual abuse survivors in wake of verdict
The Guardian: Witness J says he is glad the legal process is over, but the saga does not define him.
The Guardian: Pope Francis decries 'unjust sentences' after cardinal George Pell acquitted

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