Your dread of the 2020 election and coronavirus will end. What will you obsess about then?
(RNS) — We need to decide now if we are prepared to refuse the fear and politics that have divided us.
Is Judge Barrett’s ‘kingdom of God’ different from Obama’s?
What the far-left might learn from Cardinal Bellarmine’s view of science
Yes, Catholic Church got billions in federal coronavirus aid — and thank goodness
(RNS) — The AP’s criticism of the Catholic Church’s decision to apply for PPP loans misses the fact that many local Catholic organizations are staffed by essential workers.
We need more people with disabilities to get the chance Tafida Raqeeb has
(RNS) — In a culture that values autonomy, faith traditions must speak up for the most vulnerable members of the human family who cannot do so in their own defense.
Yes, we rationed care at the height of the pandemic and the elderly paid the price
(RNS) — With the coming decision about who gets the first doses of lifesaving drugs, we will have the rare immediate second chance to acknowledge our mistake and reverse course.
St. Paul would say, ‘Don’t be like Mike’
(RNS) — I was prepared to be reminded of Michael Jordan’s greatness in ’The Last Dance.’ I was not prepared to be confronted with the cost at which that greatness came.
Nonhuman animals and the COVID-19 pandemic
(RNS) — Things will go badly for us as long as we live in a throwaway culture that turns animals into mass-produced objects to be used as a mere means to our ends.
Do we do everything in our power to lower the COVID-19 infection rate?
(RNS) — The medical ethics of this crisis are different, in that choosing a higher possibility of exposure to COVID-19 puts others at higher risk as well.
We need to respect the choice not to die of COVID-19 alone
(RNS) — There are values that trump the singular goal of lowering COVID-19 infection rates. One of those is accompanying loved ones as they pass away and providing them with clergy.
Ration health care? Yes. Abandon our humanity? No.
(RNS) — The claim that ‘we’re at war’ is a mixed blessing. We need to ramp up our efforts to fight this invisible enemy, but historically being at war means violating our most fundamental values.
Health care for all but the most vulnerable
(RNS) — In the latest example of our political incoherence, the party of ‘government staying out of health care decisions’ was blocked in its attempt to pass the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act by the party of ‘health care for all.’
Jean Vanier and the corrupting power of sexual sin
(RNS) — If Jean Vanier is not good — indeed, far from it — who can be good?
Lent’s countercultural call is as old as the church—and more necessary than ever
(RNS) — Lent can help us turn away from politics and focus on how our participation in a consumerist, throwaway culture contributes to inequality.
The Focolare have two words for our broken political dialogue: Jesus forsaken
(RNS) — The lay Catholic group teaches a model of dialogue that urges us to Christ-like suffering as a bridge to those with opposing views.