- Jul 12, 2020
Bishops in Argentina asked for “humility and unity” in the face of the country’s multiple crises, including the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, a risk of of defaulting on the national debt and growing polarization in society.
Church leaders have come under increasing attack in Brazil, as the country’s polarization gets worse under conservative President Jair Bolsonaro’s controversial handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Italians of all stripes believe the country theoretically is capable of exiting this crisis in good shape, but pre-existing ideological and political divides will prevent it. That’s an examination of conscience the Catholic Church might profitably undertake as well.
The organizers of the 9th annual conference at the Napa Institute call for a greater involvement of the laity beyond political divides.