Disabilities

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America Staff August 07, 2020
These stories remind us that while the fight for justice is never over, individuals can make a difference, often with the help of their faith.
In a letter published on the website of the Diocese of Malaga, Spain, the pope thanked a teen with an intellectual disability after the 15-year-old traveled more than 60 miles along the famed Camino de Santiago de Compostela.
Some students have a difficult time paying attention to a small screen; others struggle with dyslexia or reading disabilities; still others are hypersensitive to noise and things happening around them.
John J. Conley, S.J. March 13, 2020
How could he see so clearly the need to respect the vulnerable and then abuse those under his spiritual care?
Colleen Dulle February 22, 2020
I can no longer in good conscience call Jean Vanier a saint, but I cannot accept the disturbing truth about him as proof, as some have understood it, that sanctity does not exist.
The Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum on the outskirts of Rome hosted the prom night, where people with disabilities had their photos taken on the red carpet, enjoyed a pizza-filled buffet and danced the night away with pop songs selected by a DJ.