Car caravan to protest city and provincial neglect of homeless in pandemic

Tomorrow, May 6th, at 12 noon,  Torontonians will hold a car caravan protest to demand that the city and province immediately house all people experiencing homelessness in order to prevent COVID-19 deaths. Protesters will draw attention to the basic hypocrisy of governments asking people to “stay home” and practice physical distancing while abandoning thousands of homeless people in congregate living arrangements in shelters and respites. 

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compassion in dying

Thank you to long-standing member Kevin Bezanson for this insightful and and eloquent appeal to compassion.

We don’t have to let our loved ones die alone

We don’t have to let our loved ones die alone

I believe in most circumstances, for patients nearing the end of their lives due to COVID-19, we can and should seek to support a physical visit with …

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/04/23/we-dont-have-to-let-our-loved-ones-die-alone.html

From the Incumbent

On Holy Tuesday, April 7th, I observed that my last Sunday at Holy Trinity, Trinity Sunday, was exactly two months away. And then I realized that my last service will probably be streamed online, and that I would likely be retiring without being able to hug anyone goodbye or have lunch or dinner with anyone to say thank you and adieu. We all grieve  in our own way, and the spectrum of losses in a time of pandemic is wide.

It is difficult to see outside the picture frame at the moment. I am old enough to remember when AIDS and HIV infection were called GRID (Gay Related Immunodeficiency Disease), and since the early 1980s we have learned a lot about HIV. In time, drug therapies were developed. I remember Dr. Anthony Fauci’s name from those days, as he was on the front lines back then as well. Nowadays,  living with HIV is a lot like living with diabetes.

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