Not many people knew who Amanda Gorman was before this year. Today, the 23-year-old Catholic poet and activist is a household name around the world, including among children and teens from St. Therese of Lisieux Church in East Flatbush.
“For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it” — these final words from Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman encapsulate hope. More than that, these words encapsulate faith in humanity.
In line with papal tradition, Pope Francis relayed well wishes and messages of hope and prayer to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20. Biden is the second Catholic president, following John F. Kennedy, who was elected as the United States’s 35th president in Nov. 1960.
n his inaugural address Jan. 20, President Joe Biden said he is committed with his “whole soul” to bring this country together.