Hi Everyone,

My message today is shorter than usual. It struck me that we are going to be hearing a lot of bad and negative news over the next few days. First, the death toll in the US was the highest yet yesterday, and it will continue to rise daily over the next couple of weeks. We just learned today that 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment. I read another article about how the $2.2 trillion relief package passed by Congress yesterday will not be enough. I wanted to point this out because each piece of news impacts us and sinks into our soul. We suffer as we share the suffering of those around us. It is a hard way to start the day if this what we focus on.

I decided to send everyone a link to Dynamic Catholic’s Matthew Kelly who has been presenting a new message daily as part of Lent. Today’s message is Dynamic Catholic_Mother Teresa: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness . I encourage you to watch it and spend a few moments in quiet today. In all the chaos and messaging that is going on in our world today, where do you see truth, beauty, and goodness?

I look forward to speaking with all of you today on our national townhall.

With blessing and gratitude,