A Message from the Editor
In 2010 I was diagnosed with a sarcoma, Because of a great oncologist, St. Peregrine, and 7 months of chemotherapy, I was cured. One of my closest friends is currently battling cancer. So it was time to address cancer in our journal,
As adults we are generally able to cope with cancer treatments. But it is often more difficult for children with cancer. No child should die of cancer. No parent should lose their child to cancer Please support pediatric cancer research at the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Please read my interview with my friend Francis Otieno. He is one of the reasons that I decided to publish this journal. Our mission includes providing financial support to people with cancer, HIV/AIDS, and those living in extreme poverty. I spent more than 16 years in 7 countries helping people with HIV/AIDS and I hope that some of our readers will consider sending Francis a donation to support his critical work,
Finally, I am deeply grateful that the UK to face to legal challenge over arms sales for war on Yemen. There are thousands of children being killed and maimed because of this immoral war.
A Quote to Remember
“A complete stranger overheard a conversation between the pharmacist and myself the day that we received my husband’s diagnosis of an aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. As I prepared to leave, this gentleman apologized for listening to us, but felt like he needed to share these words: ‘My wife & I were where you are a year ago. Please remember to never give up HOPE!’ We never forgot those words from a complete stranger and are forever thankful.” by Bobbie Harrington Henry
A Prayer to St. Peregrine for my Cancer
St. Peregrine, whom Holy Mother Church has declared Patron of those suffering from Cancer, I confidently turn to you for help in my present sickness. I beg your kind intercession. Ask God to relieve me of this sickness, if it be his Holy Will. Plead with the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Sorrows, whom you loved so tenderly and in union with whom you have suffered the pains of Cancer, that she may help me with her powerful prayers and loving consolation. But if it should be God’s Holy Will that I bear this sickness, obtain for me courage and strength to accept these trails from the loving hand of God with patience and resignation, because he knows what is best for the salvation of my soul. St. Peregrine, be my friend and patron. Help me to imitate you in accepting suffering, and to unite myself with Jesus Crucified and the Mother of Sorrows, as you did. I offer my pains to God with all the love of my heart, for his glory and the salvation of souls, especially my own. Amen.
A Prayer for Those Who Died in the Baghdad Hospital Fire
God, the all merciful, look on your children taken in the Baghdad hospital fire. Receive them into your loving hands. Give strength and solace to those whom they left behind. Help the civil authorities to prevent other tragic losses. Stir up in all of us a spirit of compassion and oneness, especially with all who struggle with illness and loss. And at the end of our days, take us home to you. Amen by Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism
Prayer for the victims of drowning by human traffickers.
You taught us a great truth Lord that the children are the most important of all, you said for us to be with them is to be with you. They are precious and how many perish in the angry seas as migrant boats flee the war in Yemen to Djibouti.
Thrown overboard by human traffickers. Such evil criminals must be held accountable and those making war in Yemen.
The lives of 27 , Lord Jesus, were lost Sixteen children ,women left to drown all because of human greed the root so much evil.
Lord may your words and example inspire good people in the international community be united in ending the horrific war and uses their power and intervention to bring a ceasefire and make peace. The lives of starving children will be saved. Amen by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for Adam Toledo
Good and gracious God, all around us we hear Adam Toledo's name. He is a young boy of 13.. On the TV we see videos of his shooting. This is a very sad prayer we bring to you, dear Father, as the family, the community and really all of society tries to determine how this situation went so wrong. We pray for his 13-year-old soul that should not be getting ready for a funeral. This is a 13-year-old who should be playing baseball, dreaming about his future, and finding ice cream as his favorite food. We ask you Lord, to help us to be sensitive to others and what they need. We ask you to keep us from becoming numb to the violence that is such a part of our everyday lives. Help all of us to truly care about the person who annoys us or who is in need of something we can readily give to them. Help us strive for equity in our society so that the call for violence will be abated.
The community of Little Village where Adam was shot needs healing and care. At a very dark part of the evening Adam lost his life. The life that truly was just beginning in his community with his family. We ask you to heal those who are saddened by this conflict. We ask you to heal his family so that all of us may live in the peace of the Holy Spirit. We ask you to heal the administrators who are trying ways to assist all in creating a structure that works better for all. We ask you this through Christ, Our Lord, Amen. by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for Those who Died in the Sunken Indonesian Submarine
Welcome your Indonesian loved ones who died in the submarine accident into your infinite loving embrace where they will be with you for eternity. Please comfort their family and friends at this tragic time/
by Sarah Lyon Profiles in Catholicism
A prayer for Martha Hennessy, the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, and all those imprisoned or protesting the defense of the human race. Martha has paraphrased what her grandmother said: ‘I reread Dorothy’s words written in September of 1945 about this event. She understood the Mystical Body of Christ in that we were inhaling the dust of our Japanese brothers and sisters whom we destroyed with the Bomb’ .
A DARK LIGHT, LORD,
There are many staggeringly good scientific discoveries, technological advancements and innovative ways to help the human race, Lord, for which we are thankful and blessed beyond measure!
But, Lord, the powers you have embedded in the universe are being extracted for incalculable, calculated harm to the whole gift of planet earth and the people that you love. The scale of the problem is greater than individual efforts and even those that cross the borders and open up the possibility of international cooperation. We need your help, Lord.
Lord of light, how we need you to illuminate the hearts of all for the good of all!
How many years does it take for our children to rise from the seed sown, to be raised through all the difficulties of life, to be nourished on every kind of good gift – as imperfect as we are?
How quickly will our children be evaporated off the surface off the planet, unable to hide in the bunkers built for a few, or will they, for generations to come, bear the scars of being caught in the sight of war, only to be cleansed by those who may well decide, from the estranged abode of their calculations, to eradicate the harm to us all by cleansing the world of all who have suffered in the open?
Lord of mercy, how we need you to open our hearts to the profound problems of malnutrition, poverty and want!
How many years does it take to reclaim land from the rubbish in the garden, planting and sowing, manuring, composting, and growing again and again what has failed and trying again and again?
How quickly will the blast of nuclear bombs rain upon the earth from as many places as they are unleashed, setting off other, secondary explosions of gas, oil, bombs, explosive products, running through pipelines, unleashing inflammable materials, soiling the earth, seeping into rivers and oceans, toxifying the air and filling the atmosphere with radioactive pollutants?
Lord of forgiveness, how we need you to show what lies in the hearts of all and what cannot be healed without your help!
How long will the peoples of the earth walk the criss-crossing paths of crucified lives, hearts and hopes: now famine, now drought, now shipwrecked, now war, now worse and now the end?
How quickly will we cry out when the sky burns, the earth melts, the atmosphere evaporates and we breathe contagious toxins, hoping against hope that we will live, survive our injuries, crawl on and upwards to some invisible, invincible hiding place, only to find our most implacable enemy is that we are unrepentant, justifying to the last blast the necessity of distributing disaster?
Lord of the Resurrection, we cannot wait until the end, whether of our own life or that of others, before we beg your help!
How, even now, you need to come, bringing the gift of your Holy Spirit, sprinkling the earth with the attractiveness of your grace, sparking a new and resounding hope that lives in all for all?
How quickly you need to come, clothing us in an invincible hope, impossible to describe, capable of persevering through the overwhelming obstacles of the oppressive threat of the looming disaster which almost, in itself, spoils the ground of the hopes of all, particularly our young, breeding despair, discouragement and the fatalistic abandonment of striving for peace!
Lord of Eternal Life, we cannot live as if what happens here has nothing to do with what happens hereafter!
What will help us to see the shortness of our life and the possibility of heaven or hell as the real outcome of our everyday choices: the inner choice of all that we choose?
Help us to see that the good we plant here, springs up in the good of everlasting life; help us to recognize the poor and the needy that you may recognize us in the world to come (cf. Mt 25: 31-46); help us to build the peace fulfilled in the peace that the world cannot give (cf. Jn 14: 27); help us to love here and to let love unfold forever; help us to make good use of all that you give us, that we may make a good return (cf. Mt 25: 27) on what you have abundantly given us (cf. Jn 10: 10)! by Francis Etheredge Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for Sister Mable Joseph
In your infinite mercy and compassion for those who suffer extraordinary pain, please welcome Sister Mable Joseph into your loving embrace and care. We grieve as the sadness of her suicide and pray that in your compassion you will understand her pain amd forgive her. by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism
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Medical Journal Cancer Articles
GSK immunotherapy wins FDA approval, joining crowded cancer drug class by Ned Pagliarulo BiopharmaDive
FDA lifts hold on UniQure gene therapy study after review of cancer case by Jonathan Gardne BiopharmaDive
FDA Approves Nivolumab Plus Chemotherapy as 1L Therapy for Advanced or Metastatic Gastric Cancer by Sara Karlovitch Targeted Oncology
FDA Approves Lonca in Relapsed/Refractory DLBCL by Sara Karlovitch Targeted Oncology
FDA Approves Dostarlimab CDx to Detect MMR in Endometrial Cancer by Sara Karlovitch Targeted Oncology
Efficacy and Safety of First-line Single-Agent Carboplatin vs Carboplatin Plus Paclitaxel for Vulnerable Older Adult Women With Ovarian Cancer. A Randomized Clinical Trial by Claire Falandry, MD; Frédérique Rousseau, MD; Marie-Ange Mouret-Reynier, MD; et al JAMA Oncol. April 22, 2021.
FDA Grants RMAT Designation to Novel Allogeneic CAR T-Cell Agent in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma by Nichole Tucker Targeted Oncology
FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Bemarituzumab for Select FGFR2b+/HER2- Advanced Gastric and GEJ Cancers by Nichole Tucker Targeted Oncology
Assessment of a Contralateral Esophagus–Sparing Technique in Locally Advanced Lung Cancer Treated With High-Dose Chemoradiation.A Phase 1 Nonrandomized Clinical Trial by Sophia C. Kamran, MD; Beow Y. Yeap, ScD; Christine A. Ulysse, MS; et al JAMA Oncol.April 8, 2021.
Carfilzomib-Based 3-Drug Regimens for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma—All That Glitters Is Not Gold by Hamza Hashmi, MD; Zunairah Shah, MD; Faiz Anwer, MD JAMA Oncol. April 1, 2021
Tislelizumab Plus Chemotherapy vs Chemotherapy Alone as First-line Treatment for Advanced Squamous Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer. A Phase 3 Randomized Clinical Trial by Jie Wang, MD, PhD; Shun Lu, M, PhD; Xinmin Yu, PhD; et al JAMA Oncol. April 1, 2021
Combination therapy in patients with advanced kidney cancer found to be highly effective by National Cancer Institute
CAR-T Therapy Is Approved for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma by Mary Chris Jaklevic, MSJ JAMA. March 16, 20212021;325(11):1032.
Lung Cancer Screening Guideline Update, Polypharmacy in Dementia, Spinal Surgery for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy, and more by AMAEdHub\
Prevalence of Central Nervous System–Active Polypharmacy Among Older Adults With Dementia in the US by Donovan T. Maust, MD, MS1; Julie Strominger, MS2 H. Myra Kim, Sc; et al JAMA. March 9, 20212021;325(10):952-9
Safety and Efficacy of Virtual Prostatectomy With Single-Dose Radiotherapy in Patients With Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer, Results From the PROSINT Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial by Carlo Greco, MD; Oriol Pares, MD; Nuno Pimentel, MD; et al JAMA Oncol March 11,l.2021.0039
Effect of Blinatumomab vs Chemotherapy on Event-Free Survival Among Children With High-risk First-Relapse B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. A Randomized Clinical Trial by Franco Locatelli, MD, PhD; Gerhard Zugmaier, MD; Carmelo Rizzari, MD; et al JAMA. 2021;325(9):843-854
Association of Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Breast Cancer Risk in Women With BRCA1 and BRCA2 Pathogenic Variants by Yun-Hee Choi, PhD; Mary Beth Terry, PhD; Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD; et al JAMA Oncol February 25, 2021.
WHO Launches Global Push to Eliminate Cervical Cancer by Bridget M. Kuehn, MSJ JAMA.January 19, 2021 2021;325(3):213
Effectiveness of Sequential Chemoradiation vs Concurrent Chemoradiation or Radiation Alone in Adjuvant Treatment After Hysterectomy for Cervical CancerThe STARS Phase 3 Randomized Clinical Trial by He Huang, MD; Yan-Ling Feng, MD; Ting Wan, MD; et al JAMA January 14, 2021
Efficacy of Perioperative Chemotherapy for Resectable Pancreatic AdenocarcinomaA Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial by Davendra P. S. Sohal, MD, MPH; Mai Duong, MS; Syed A. Ahmad, MD; et al JAMA Oncol. January 21, 20211;7(3):421-427. d
Scalp Eruption in a Patient With Metastatic Colon Cancer by Joseph Zikry, MD; Brandon L. Adler, MD JAMA Oncol. 2021;7(2):299-300.
Drug Approvals in Hepatocellular Carcinoma—Filling the Nonexistent Gap? by Aakash Desai, MBBS, MPH; Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH JAMA Oncol. November 5, 2020
Current Treatment Strategies and Future Directions for Extrapulmonary Neuroendocrine Carcinomas A Review by Johannes Stelwagen, MD1 Elisabeth G. E. de Vries, MD, PhD; Annemiek M. E. Walenkamp, MD, PhD JAMA Oncol. February 25, 2021.
Assessment of Clinical Benefit of Integrative Genomic Profiling in Advanced Solid Tumors by Erin F. Cobain, MD; Yi-Mi Wu, PhD2,; Pankaj Vats, PhD2; et al JAMA Oncol. February 25, 2021
Perceived Care and Well-being of Patients With Cancer and Matched Norm Participants in the COVID-19 Crisis. Results of a Survey of Participants in the Dutch PROFILES Registry by Lonneke V. van de Poll-Franse, PhD; Belle H. de Rooij, PhD; Nicole J. E. Horevoorts, MA1,; et al JAMA Oncol. 2021;.
Association of Immunophenotype With Pathologic Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.A Secondary Analysis of the BrighTNess Phase 3 Randomized Clinical Trial by Otto Metzger Filho, MD; Daniel G. Stover, MD; Sarah Asad, MPH; et al JAMA Oncol. February 18, 2021
Association of Breast Cancer Irradiation With Cardiac Toxic Effects .A Narrative Review by Icro Meattini, MD1; Philip M. Poortmans, MD, PhD; Marianne Camille Aznar, PhD; et al JAMA Oncol March 4, 2021
Current Treatment Strategies and Future Directions for Extrapulmonary Neuroendocrine Carcinomas A Review by Johannes Stelwage n, MD; Elisabeth G. E. de Vries, MD, PhD; Annemiek M. E. Walenkamp, MD, PhD JAMA Oncol. February 25, 2021
Donning and Doffing by Michelle S. Mourad, MD JAMA 2021
Sequential Chemotherapy for Early-Stage, Post–Radical Hysterectomy Cervical Cancer by Leslie M. Randall, MD; Jyoti Mayadev, MD; Bradley . Monk, MD JAMA Oncol.January 14, 2021 2021;
Subsequent Primary Cancer Among Survivors of Adult-Onset Cancers in the United States by Hyuna Sung, PhD; Noorie Hyun, PhD; Corinne R. Leach, PhD, MPH, MS; et al JAMA December 22/29, 2020
Uniting Basic and Applied Science for Ovarian Cancer by Johns Hopkins Medicine
Woman’s Cancer Journey Inspires Trust, Prepares for Eternity by Bill Miller The Tablet
A Miracle of Conversion: Cancer Helped Heal His Soul by Autumn Jones National Catholic Register
When living with stage 4 cancer, are there days that you feel 'normal' (or very few symptoms at all)? by Paul Lewis Quora
How children with lethal cancers and other incurable illnesses have benefited from the Affordable Care Act – and why they’ll suffer if the Supreme Court overturns it by Lisa C. Lindley The Conversation
How One Brooklyn Woman’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis Brought Her Closer to God by Currenys News Staff NetTV
Breast Cancer Cells Can Reprogram Immune Cells To Assist In Metastasis by Johns Hopkins Medicine
Pope Francis advances cause of teen who died of bone cancer by Catholic News Agency
General Cancer Articles
Rome: Newly-ordained young priest dies of leukaemia by Independent Catholic News
A look ahead at the FDA meeting that could decide the future of 6 cancer drug approvals by Ben Fidler, Ned Pagliarulo and Jonathan Gardner BiopharmaDive
GSK immunotherapy wins FDA approval, joining crowded cancer drug class by Ned Pagliarulo BiopharaaDive
Vatican Hospital makes important breakthrough in cancer research by Vatican News
Pope approves early ordination for seminarian sick with Leukemia by Vatican News
5 takeaways from AACR, one of the year's top meetings on cancer drugs by Ben Fidler and Ned Pagliarulo Biopharmadive
FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Cholangiocarcinoma Treatment Futibatinib by Sara Karlovitch TargetedOnc
Paclitaxel/Cisplatin for HIPEC During Debulking Correlates With Better Outcomes for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer by Audrey Sternberg TargetedOnc
FDA Approves a Revised Indication for Daunorubicin/Cytarabine for the Treatment of Pediatric AML March 31, 2021 Sara Karlovitch by Sara Karlovitch TargetedOnc
Girl’s battle with cancer inspires faith in friends, family by John Lavenburg Crux
Bride And Groom Shave Their Heads In Middle Of Reception To Honor Mom With Cancer. by Beverly L. Jenkins InspireMore/Catholic News Agency
Pope to Oncologists: cancer treatment must be personalized by Vatican News
Prostate-cancer men swap chemo for precision drugs by BBC News
Excerpts from the prayer life of a cancer patient by Danusha Goska America
Robots steady breast cancer surgeon's hands in first human trial by Ian Sample The Guardian
Excerpts from the prayer life of a cancer patient by Danusha Goska America
Signs of cancer can appear long before diagnosis, study shows by Hannah Devlin, The Guardian
Ask a Priest -Cancer and Church by Peter Monty, SJ IgNation
The Cancer Chair. Is suffering meaningless? by Christian Wiman Harpers
This 9-year-old cancer patient who ‘never complained’ is now on the path to sainthood by Courtney Mares Catholic News Agency
NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit closes gaps in perspective of value in cancer care Reviewed by Kate Anderton, (Editor) News Medical
Study links frozen embryo transfer to higher childhood cancer risk by Jen Christensen CNN
Food that Starves Cancer Cells.Rediscovered 70-Year-Old Research Shows Odd Food Shrinks Tumors to Nothing. Better than Chemo! Pics Inside… by Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D Health Sense Media
Cuban Catholics pray for Cardinal Ortega battling terminal cancer by Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service 6.25.2019
Drinking Bleach Won’t Cure Cancer or Anything Else, F.D.A. Says Posted by Bioethics Pundit Bioethics.com
First Pediatric Cancer Hospital in Peru and South America Blessed Vidawasi’ Project Supported by Holy See by Zenit
Archbishop Kurtz to begin three months of treatment for cancer by Catholic News Service/National Catholic Reporter
Former president of U.S. bishops’ conference diagnosed with cancer by Christopher White Crux
Polish priest ordained in cancer ward has gone Home | by Aleteia
5-year-old boy gives all his savings to doctor who cured his mother of cancer by Elvira Koneva Shutterstock/Aleteia
Leaning on faith and intercessory prayer to fight cancer by Joyce Duriga Chicago Catholic
A Dying Mom's Last Wishes; Care for her Family by Tim Harfmann The Tablet
Annual Out-of-Pocket Expenditures and Financial Hardship Among Cancer Survivors Aged 18–64 Years — United States, 2011–2016 by Donatus U. Ekwueme, PhD; Jingxuan Zhao, MPH; Sun Hee Rim, PhD, et al CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
This family’s son was cured from cancer with the help of St. Padre Pio’s intercession by Matthew Green Aleteia
Seminarian Seriously Ill with Cancer Ordained in Hospital by Deacon Greg Kandra Patheos
The good that can come when we stop seeing cancer as a battle to win or lose by Sunita Puri Los Angeles Times
Whimsical wigs for cancer-fighting kids by Zoey Maraist The Arlington Catholic Herald
Novena to Saint Peregrine - Miracle Prayer - Patron of #Cancer Patients by Catholic News World
Kate Bowler on faith, cancer and the prosperity gospel by Olga Segura America
Cancer patients turn to this saint every day by Ray Cavanaugh Aleteia
Breast Cancer: Answers from Experts Drs. David Euhus and Susan Harvey by Johns Hoploms Medicine
Teen kicks cancer, ready to head to World Irish Dance Championship by Mary Stachyra Lopez Crux
Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day by Carol Glatz Catholic News Service/Angelus
A cure for cancer: how to kill a killer by Charles Graeber The Observer/The Guardian
Learning to pray on the pediatric oncology ward | by John Dougherty America
Stripped: A Q&A with Heather King on Cancer and her Catholic Faith by Deborah Arca Patheos
Raleigh Seminarian with terminal brain cancer responds to Brittany Maynard World-first melanoma blood test detects early stages of deadly skin cancer by Australian Associated Press
Irish woman Vicky Phelen’s cancer treatment in the US seeing positive results by Nick Bramhill Irish Central
General Cancer/Coronavirus Articles
FDA Approves BCMA-Targeted CAR T-Cell Therapy for Multiple Myeloma by National Cancer Institute
CYNK-001 Granted Orphan Drug Designation for Treatment of Malignant Gliomas by Sara Karlovitch Targeed Oncology
Mediterranean diet may slow prostate cancer progression by Heather Alexander M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Despite guidelines, end-of-life care remains aggressive for ovarian cancer patients by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. News-Medical.Net Link to End of Life Challenges
If my coronavirus test comes back positive, it will stop my cancer treatment by Heather Chaney, as told to Hallie Golden The Guardian
How COVID-19 outbreak is impacting cancer patients by Kristen Simoes KCRA Cancer patients continue fights of their own while on guard against coronavirus by Stan Grossfeld Boston GlobeEffect of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer
treatment and research by Kamal S Saini,Begoña de las Heras,Javier de Castro. et al The Lancet
Treating cancer in the shadow of coronavirus by Diane Mapes Fred Hutch New Service
Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Breast Cancer Need to Know by BreastCancr.org
Patient Has Virus and Serious Cancer. Should Doctors Withhold Ventilator? by Joseph Goldstein, Michael Rothfeld and Benjamin Weiser The New York Times
Autoantibodies Offer Clues to Co-Incidence of Cancer and Scleroderma in Some Patients by John Hopkins Scleroderma Center
Biden imposes new sanctions on Russia in response to election interference and cyber hacks by Kylie Atwood, Nicole Gaouette and Kate Sullivan CNN
In strategic talks with Israel, US vows to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran Israeli and US officials hold bilateral group meeting on Iranian threat as tensions spiral; White House national security adviser invites Israeli counterpart to Washington by Times of Israel Link to Nuclear Challenges
Europe Is Late but Crucial in U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks by Cornelius Adebahr Carnegie Europe
At least 82 killed in massive Baghdad hospital fire, ministry says by Mohammed Tawfeeq CNN
UNICEF/IOM: Children among those drowned off Djibouti by Vatican News
Bishop-Elect Christian Carlassare Shot at as Group of Gunman Enter his Residence in South Sudan by Jesus Caritas Est The Catholic World Report
Missing Indonesian submarine believed sunk as debris is found Navy says by Masrur Jamaluddin CNN
Catholics in Mozambique live in fear over attacks by Islamists by Patrick Egwu The Catholic World Report Link to African Challenges
Tasmania marks 200 years of priesthood by CathNews
Pope calls for prayers after hospital disaster in Baghdad, migrant deaths by Carol Glatz Catholic News Service
Police brutality is real and deadly — I saw it up close by Andrew Laties The Forward Link to Police Brutality and Misconduct
Shooting of teen prompts calls for 'radical' reform in Chicago by The Washington Post/The Guam Daily Post
Helping Autistics Participate in the Liturgy by Matthew Schneider Patheos Link to Autism
Restore Our Earth so We Can Live by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism
All The Beauty I See by Father John O'Brien, OFM Profiles in Catholicism
Why I Left the Catholic Church…and What Made Me Come Home by Brandy M. Miller Profiles in Catholicism
Closures of Catholic schools in Black neighborhoods provoke sense of abandonment by Alexander Thompson National Catholic Reporter Link to Catholic Schools
Identity Crisis. We can’t lose the ‘Catholic’ university by Massimo Faggioli Commonweal
After meeting Pope, UN refugee head appeals to Italy not to impede migrants rescue boats by Colleen Barry Crux
UK to face to legal challenge over arms sales for war on Yemen by Independent Catholic News Link to War/Acts of War/Genocide
Less than 60% of pregnant women living with HIV in western and central Africa have access to services to stop vertical transmission of HIV by UNAIDS Link to HIV/AIDS and to Pregnancy and Pregnancy Challenges
Biden plan seeks to bolster HIV response, opening door to stronger post-pandemic US by Rajesh Gandhi, MD Infectious Disease News
Ozil donates $120,000 to children of Rohingya, Syria, Somalia by Middle East Monitor Link to Children at Risk
Child protection: A social justice issue by Beatrice Mumbi Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar
Catholics displaced amid Islamist protests in Pakistan by Kamran Chaudhry UCA News
Analysis: A reckoning on racism? Not for many leaders of GOP by Steve People The Associated Press Lank to Racial Challenges and Outreach and to United States Politics- Part Two
Student alleges Florida State fostered racist, ‘hostile environment’ toward Palestinians by Marie-Rose Sheinerman The Forward
Israeli police beat up and kneel on the face of left-wing Jewish lawmaker by Ben Sales The Forward
Jerusalem tension triggers Gaza-Israel fire exchange by Fares Akram and Josef Federman The Associated Press
On the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising anniversary, honor the resistance you never heard of by Gunnar S. Paulsson The Forward
The Lonely Prophet of Jewish Awakeness. Revisiting Lev Shestov’s radical uncertainty, at a time when facts are less compelling than ever by Alisa Valles Tablet
Report: Saudi crown prince backed Israel plan to overthrow Jordan king by Middle East Monitor
Operation Atlas Casts Light on Nazi Attempts to Squelch the Jewish State by Marc Goldberg Tablet Link to Antisemitism
Behind Tucker Carlson’s white replacement rhetoric, a frightening antisemitic history by Aviya Kushner The Forward
Catholic aid agency condemns UK Prime Minister’s objection to ICC investigation of Israel by Charles Collins Crux
Lessons Learned About Substance Use Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Dr. Francis Collins NIH Link to Addiction
The Pandemic Stay-at-Home Order and Opioid-Involved Overdose Fatalities by Maryann Mason, PhD; Ponni Arukumar, MD; amd Joe Feinglass, PhD JAMA April 23, 2021
ISIS Kills a Coptic Christian for Building a Church - RIP Nabil Habashi Khadim, Executed by ISIS at Age 62 for his Faith by Jesus Caritas Est The Catholic World Report Link to Murder and to Hate Crimes
US Sikh community traumatized by yet another mass shooting by Casey Smith and Luis Andres Henao Religion News Service
Russia, China, Myanmar recommended for State Department list of religious freedom violators. The U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom highlighted atrocities against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar’s military, persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses by Russia’s government and China’s detention of millions of Uighurs and other Muslims. by Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service
Civil rights group sues Facebook over anti-Muslim posts by Alejandra Molina Religion News Service Link to Social Media
From the grave: Noonan on gun manufacturers' moral cooperation in evil by Michael Sean Winter National Catholic Reporter Link to Gun Violence
Filipino church celebrates milestone while standing at a crossroads by John L. Allen Jr. Crux
Papal nuncio urges Filipinos to live out Catholic faith by Kamran Chaudhry UCA News
Filipino child admonishes Duterte for foul language by Joseph Peter Calleja UCA News
Nuns offer Filipina teenagers sense of family by Gail DeGeorge and Charity Durano, Catholic News Service/UCA News
Philippines: Diocese opens health centres in all parishes during pandemic by Independent Catholic News
Philippine priests blast red-tagging of pantry organizer. Police accused of trying to stop efforts to help poor after 'branding community pantry provider a communist' by Joseph Peter Calleja UCA News
Police seize altar wine in Quebec, say it’s illegal to import it by Philippe Vaillancourt Catholic News Service
Lecrae, Bieber appear at prison events as ministries return to correctional facilities. Some of the first to return to prison ministry have been high-profile Christians like Lecrae, Justin Bieber and Churchome pastor Judah Smith. by Emily McFarlan Miller, Maina Mwaura,and Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service Link to Prison Challenges
Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny to be moved to a hospital by Daria Litvinoma The Associated Press
UNRWA USA Welcomes Biden Administration's Re-engagement by UBRWA
Statement from US Bishops on Armenian Genocide by Independent Catholic News Link to War/Acts of War/Genocide
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