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Bwoglines: A Death, A Saint, And So Many Summons

Do you know the steps to sainthood? 

Happening in the World: The Catholic Church may soon have its first millennial saint. Italian teenager Carlo Acutis, who passed away at age fifteen after a battle with Leukemia in 2006, was beatified at a ceremony in Assisi, Italy on Saturday. This is the last stage in the path to sainthood in the Church before canonisation — when the individual is officially declared a saint (BBC).

Happening in the US: Roberta McCain, mother of late Senator John McCain, died on October 12 at age 108. Cindy McCain, widow of John McCain, announced her death on Monday afternoon in a statement on Twitter (NPR). 

Happening in NYC: City officials issued over $150,000 in fines over the weekend in response to newly-imposed COVID-19 restriction measures. The restrictions have been implemented in response to the recent spike in cases which have been particularly concentrated in hot spots in Brooklyn and Queens. At least five houses of worship in previously-identified hot spots received summons in the recent crackdown (New York Times). 

Happening in Our Community: This Wednesday, members of the Columbia undergraduate community have an opportunity to virtually meet Civil Rights Activist Joanne Bland in a Zoom event hosted by Sankofa Tzedek. Bland was one of the youngest participants in the 1965 Bloody Sunday march and has continued to participate in voting rights activism throughout her life. You can register for the event here.

Lame Limerick of the Week: Bad Spooky Season Hot Take

I have an opinion that some

would call really gross or just dumb

that candy corn’s good 

and, if offered, I would

chew it all day over gum

St Andrew’s Catholic Church Via Wikimedia Commons

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  • a sinner says:

    @a sinner Blessed Carlo Acutis, pray for us!

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