Worship in a Time of Pandemic (Part 1)

Many bishops and dioceses have sent all manner of instructions, suggestions, and directives, and parish priests are in a difficult situation as they try and figure out how to approach this pastoral challenge, especially when it comes to worship.

Working from Home: A Rule of Life

Now, as we are hunkered down due to COVID-19, they can be a good reminder of our own need, as human creatures, to create meaningful order and to be ordered, to refuse to return to the chaos from which creation was originally pulled and shaped.

The host-life and the virus

Like much of the world right now, the Church faces a kind of humiliation in the face of the current crisis.

On Epidemics and the Church: A Letter from Europe

If nothing else, the pandemic — as the WHO has now labeled COVID-19 — will test our resolve, our resilience, and our resourcefulness as voices of calm and certainty in a moment edging disturbingly toward mass hysteria.