People pay their respects to the victims of Virginia shooting. Reuters
Crowds of protesters outside the hospital set up a “baby Trump” blimp balloon, chanted “Do Something!” and held signs reading “Hate not welcome here,” “Stop this terror,” and “You are why.”
In the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, the deadliest anti-Latino attack in modern US history, my attention seized on the living as much as the dead. I couldn’t shake images of children running across a Walmart parking lot fleeing for their young lives. According to one witness, a young girl ran to a car and frantically
Gilroy. El Paso. Dayton. It’s one senseless and horrific mass shooting after another, and you’re hit with waves of sadness, anger and frustration. If 20 children were massacred at a Connecticut elementary school in 2012 and the sensible gun control proposals that followed were handily defeated, is there any way ordinary
COVID-19 is posing the greatest test ever to humanity on both the health and economic fronts. Confirmed coronavirus cases have approached one million around the world as Europe reels from the pandemic and the United States has reported record numbers of people out of work.
With the increasing number of infections, and sadly deaths, from COVID-19 the world has changed. (“US virus toll exceeds official China tally,” April 1, Gulf Today).
On March 27, Pope Francis was standing alone in an empty St Peter’s Square. Media from around the globe showed an iconic image of a man alone under the rain. Usually the Urbi et Orbi blessing is given on Christmas and Easter,