Divine Mercy Sunday

All of us have had doubts at some point in our lives. In the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter we see the apostle Thomas doubting the Resurrection of Jesus. When told that the Risen Lord had appeared, he stated, “Unless I see the marks of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in his side, I […]

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April 18: Bright Saturday; Our Venerable Father John, Disciple of Gregory the Decapolitan (c. 842)

Matins on Bright Saturday Priest: Glory to the holy, consubstantial, life-giving and undivided Trinity, always, now and forever and ever. All: Amen. Paschal Troparion Christ is risen from the dead,* trampling death by death,* and to those in the tombs* giving life! (3) Verses from Psalm 67: Let God arise and let His enemies be […]

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US commission faults Indian hospital’s alleged religious segregation of coronavirus patients

CNA Staff, Apr 17, 2020 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Reports of an Indian hospital’s segregated wards for Hindu and Muslim coronavirus patients drew concern from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, though Indian authorities strongly disputed the allegation.

“USCIRF is concerned with reports of Hindu and Muslim patients separated into separate hospital wards in Gujarat,” the commission said on Twitter and Facebook April 15. “Such actions only help to further increase ongoing stigmatization of Muslims in India and exacerbate false rumors of Muslims spreading COVID-19.”

The bipartisan U.S. federal government commission linked to a story in the Indian Express newspaper that cites a hospital official and a patient in the city of Ahmedabad in the western coastal Indian state of Gujarat.

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1P5 Podcast Ep. 63 – Coronavirus Update #4

In this latest episode of the podcast, we’ve got a look at this week’s COVID-19 numbers, and the good news is there’s a silver lining. Steve reports on several interesting developments, including some really surprising results in a universal testing experiment that happened in Boston, as well as an overview of President Trump’s plan to get the country on track, and a warning about following pundits too closely on pandemic reporting.

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