Catholic priest among defenders of St Louis statue

CNA Staff, Jun 27, 2020 / 09:36 pm (CNA).- Fr. Stephen Schumacher, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, was among the defenders of a prominent statue of the city’s namesake as protesters called for its removal Saturday.

Umar Lee, an organizer of the protests, said June 27 that the statue “is gonna come down,” reported Joel Currier of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “This guy right here represents hate and we’re trying to create a city of love. We’re trying to create a city where Black lives matter. We’re trying to create a city where there is no antisemitism or Islamophobia … this is not a symbol of our city in 2020.”

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Federal judge rules New York must give churches same consideration as protests, shopping malls during pandemic …

A federal judge on Friday ruled that New York must allow indoor and outdoor religious services in the same way it would allow mass outdoor protests, or indoor shopping malls. Judge Gary Sharpe of the Northern District of New York said that the state cannot limit outdoor religious services during the pandemic, provided that attendees follow social distancing requirements. For indoor services, he said, the state has to make the same allowances for churches as it does for other businesses.

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“ It’s Easier Said than Done”

Homily As a disciple we speak the words of discipleship. Jesus, I choose to love you; you are my priority and I unite myself to you completely. But that is easier said than done. The yes of our discipleship gets tested every day. In our Gospel Jesus demands much more than lip service he demands the loyalty of our hearts. Three times in the Gospel he gives the conditions of discipleship and ends with the words ….is not worthy of me. These words speak of loyalty.

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