July 10, 2020
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Can’t We Still Be Friends?

I have two buddies that are polar opposites when it comes to COVD-19. One buddy tends to follow medical sources and argues from a perspective that the coronavirus is so dangerous that the government was right to marshal in many of its restrictions...

Not a Freedom to Pray

During this pandemic Churches throughout the land have been forced to close. Our bishops point out this means solely the building. The Church, the Body of Christ, cannot close. While I have been disappointed in missing the sacraments, I...

Awaiting the Love after Lockdown

As more Catholics resume physical attendance at Mass in areas where governors and bishops have issued policies easing COVID-19 lockdown rules, pastors and parish ministers around the country will carry many concerns with them when they open their...

Crises Have Consequences

Covid-19 came to America and the rest of the world without warning and changed our lives in ways never imagined except perhaps in science-fiction. People’s reactions to the crisis have ranged from heroic efforts to serve those vulnerable to the...

Signs

During this pandemic, The New York Times ran an article “Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded.” (NYT, 19 March 2020) Taiwan accused the WHO of not heeding its warning of “Coronavirus Human-to-Human Transmission.” (National...

Never the Same

 Reach out and touch somebody’s hand. Make this a better world if you can. These words from an old popular song seem rather outdated today. Neil Diamond, to help people during the coronavirus outbreak, changed the lyrics of one of his biggest hits...

Surviving the Nightmare

We wake up each morning thinking, “What a horrible dream I had—bats, monkeys, lizards, people in masks and gloves standing by rows of body bags, empty streets, isolation, wanting to go somewhere but having virtually no where to go.” Then we realize...

The Taiwan Solution

As many Americans remain in “voluntary” house arrest and practice social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and the resulting deaths, we are also facing the stark reality that the concomitant shutting down of our economy has...