Special needs evoke special support
On this day in 1968, the first Special Olympics took place in Chicago. It was the brainchild of Eunice Kennedy Shriver—devout Catholic, sister of President John F. Kennedy, and tireless advocate for people with intellectual disabilities. Shriver’s husband, Sargent Shriver—as a Knight of Columbus—encouraged the Knights to support the cause, not only of Special Olympics but of what’s become the Knights’ annual Tootsie Roll Drive to raise funds for people with intellectual disabilities. Visit the National Catholic Partnership on Disability to become a better advocate for people with disabilities and their families.
Today’s readings: Exodus 14:21—15:1; Matthew 12:46-50 (396).
“Whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.”
Prepare the Word