Kind words from Fr Tony Nunes
“Hold onto your faith. Continue praying for yourselves, others and for an end to the coronavirus.”
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The Popes and Martin Luther King’s dream
Extract from Alessandro Gisotti https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-06/popes-martin-luther-king-dream-usa-george-floyd.html
The tragic death of George Floyd has dramatically shown that Martin Luther King’s dream is still far from being fully realized.
Yet the historic I have a dream speech, delivered by the leader of the civil rights movement on 28 August 1963 – 57 years ago – continues to resound in the mouths and hearts of those who demand justice and dignity for the African-American community and, along with it, for all minorities of all time.
That “dream”, which has its roots in the Gospel and in the liberating power of God’s love, has found great allies in successive Popes………………
On Capitol Hill, Pope Francis delivered a speech on the spirit of the United States, noting that “A nation can be considered great when (…) it fosters a culture which enables people to ‘dream’ of full rights for all their brothers and sisters, as Martin Luther King Jr sought to do”. For the Pope, that “dream continues to inspire us all” because it awakens “what is deepest and truest in the life of a people”. And, as he has done on many other occasions, he emphasized that these kinds of dreams are not an end in themselves but “lead to action, to participation, to commitment.” …………..
As the Pope wrote in his Message for World Peace Day 2017, Martin Luther King Jr achieved successes against racial discrimination which “will never be forgotten.”
The way this success has been achieved matters just as much as the results themselves. “The decisive and consistent practice of nonviolence,” wrote Pope Francis, “has produced impressive results.”
On the contrary, as he stated at the General Audience this Wednesday morning, turning his thoughts to what is happening across the Atlantic, “nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost.”
https://www.catholicjhb.org.za/ad-news/ for the June 2020 AdNews