Catholic nuns emerged as the unexpected heroes in the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic that killed hundreds of thousands in the United States and millions worldwide.
Faith in our culture
Among the many disasters of 2019, the burning of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris evoked, possibly, the most universal sadness as this cathedral and the Eiffel Tower are the two most famous symbols of Paris. The cathedral fire which started April 15 destroyed the roof, brought down the spire and damaged many precious objects housed in by the cathedral.
Kathleen Finley Catholic News Service “The Way of Forgiveness: Readings for a Peaceful Life,” edited by Michael Leach, James T. Keane and Doris Goodnough. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, New York, 2019). 236 pp., $18. “Forgiveness Makes You Free: A Dramatic Story of Healing and Reconciliation From the Heart of Rwanda” by Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga. Ave Maria …