Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, Priest

Yesterday, May 30, 1627, on the feast of the Most Holy Trinity, numerous blacks, brought from the rivers of Africa, disembarked from a large ship. Carrying two baskets of oranges, lemons, sweet biscuits, and I know not what else, we hurried towards them. When we approached their quarters, we thought we were entering another Guinea. We had to force our way through the crowd until we reached the sick. Large numbers of the sick were lying on wet ground or rather in puddles of mud. To prevent excessive dampness, someone had thought of building up a mound with a mixture of tiles and broken pieces of bricks. This, then, was their couch, a very uncomfortable one not only for that reason, but especially because they were naked, without any clothing to protect them.

A letter of St Peter Claver
The arrival of a slave ship
The New York Times

Warren, a Democrat, urged people to ignore Trump’s comments, accusing him of trying “to bait people to act with hate and incite violence that he believes will benefit him politically.”

Rochester protests: Activists wearing nothing but ‘spit hoods’ demonstrate in 6th day of unrest

Trump, however, mentioned Rochester in a Monday morning tweet about cities he said “all had bad nights” and were “weakly run by Radical Left Democrat Governors and Mayors!”

“Get the picture?” the Republican president added.

Rochester protests: Activists wearing nothing but ‘spit hoods’ demonstrate in 6th day of unrest

The Christian response to the pandemic and to the consequent socio-economic crisis is based on love, above all, love of God who always precedes us (see 1 Jn 4:19). When we welcome this divine love, then we can respond similarly. #GeneralAudience

Pope Francis

is my response to the pandemic and consequent socio-economic crisis based on the left, right or centered in LOVE?

Today’s Scriptures

I tell you, brothers, the time is running out.

From now on, let those having wives act as not having them,

those weeping as not weeping, 

those rejoicing as not rejoicing,

those buying as not owning,

those using the world as not using it fully.

For the world in its present form is passing away.

1 COR 7:29-31

R. (11) Listen to me, daughter; see and bend your ear.

Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear,

forget your people and your father’s house.

PS 45:11

Blessed are you who are now hungry,

for you will be satisfied.

Blessed are you who are now weeping,

for you will laugh.

LK 6:21

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