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We say: While the world struggles against a microbial and deadly menace, nature itself is under assault from threats coming in the other direction — the deliberate and steady overthrow by the Trump administration of environmental regulations, some in place for decades: Editorial: Trump’s assault on the environment tramples years of progress.
At 50 years, Earth Day becomes a digital outpouring of urgent resolve: To mark Earth Day during the danger of COVID-19, people around the world did what they’ve been doing for weeks: They adapted. “Earth Day went fully digital,” as participants used livestreams and virtual meetings to rally for climate action. Catch up on coverage examining five decades of Earth Day at feature series 50 Years of Earth Day.
How social distancing may change the way we do church: “Opening churches before a vaccine is available will be very risky, especially for the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. …Could churches reopen while practicing social distancing during the time prior to a vaccine?” Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese breaks down possibility of reopening churches, and how it would be a logistical nightmare.
Don’t rest on the rests: “We can change utterly and completely if we attune ourselves to the pulses of space and time.” Young Voices columnist Mark Piper writes about baking banana bread with his children and bringing up an old keyboard and music books from the basement. There’s a solid takeaway here.
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