“Already there is a yearning to discover some seed for a new vision of society and even humanity from the devastation of the Coronavirus. Here’s a link to a refreshing assessment of the potential for hope from the virus, deadly though it may be. “We have reached a crossroads, we have emerged from what we assumed was normality, things have suddenly overturned. One of our main tasks now – especially those of us who are not sick, are not frontline workers, and are not dealing with other economic or housing difficulties – is to understand this moment, what it might require of us, and what it might make possible.” Solnit offers a pointed analysis of the lessons from this pandemic for our economic, political and social lives together. A starred recommendation for all.”
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Pentecost Sunday Letter
In the United States, the fight against coronavirus has not stopped Black people from dying unjustly. On May 25th, George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, begging for his life with a police officer’s knee on his neck. On March 13th, EMT Breonna Taylor was shot to death by police officers who burst into the wrong apartment. In February, jogger Ahmaud Arbery was killed by two vigilantes.
Reframing Retirement for Mission will be transitioned to an online program during June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual program will include morning presentations from our renowned speakers and optional online discussions with others in this stage of life transition.
- Mission Frère - Advocacy
Brother Rice Juniors Advocate for Local Veterans
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Brother Rice Chicago Eleventh graders Conor Durkin, Patrick Ward, and Cole Scarnavack went to the Will County Illinois Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) to present a check to the VAC Board. The money was collected in a dress down day in November; and Brother Rice students raised over $930.
Farrell's WFBN-TV crew applauds journalists, broadcasters in today's new world
Students at Monsignor Farrell’s WFBN-TV station were having another spectacular year with amazing opportunities and incredible guests, until March 13, that is, when they were forced to broadcast their last live production amid news of the coronavirus, as sheltering in place and rigid school restrictions became a way of life.