USCCB: 'Act now to help save Catholic schools!' (USCCB) The USCCB called on the faithful to ask Congress “to include additional relief for Catholic schools in the next emergency relief package. Public schools are asking for $300 billion dollars, and it is important to make sure that hard-hit Catholic school families also receive emergency relief.”
New Zealand bishop resumes ministry after hiatus (NZ Catholic) Referring to a “particularly harrowing and testing time for me personally,” Bishop Michael Dooley of Dunedin had stepped back from his ministry on May 3. “This experience has reminded me that when I am in difficulty then I need to reach out for help from others and most of all for help from God.”
Statues of Virgin Mary defaced in Boston, New York (CNA) Police in Boston and in New York are investigating attacks on statues of the Virgin Mary at local Catholic churches. In Boston, a statue outside St. Peter’s Church was set on fire, causing serious damage. In New York, an unidentified man was shown on security videotape painting the word “idol” on a statue outside Cathedral Prep School.