- Apr 7, 2020
The coronavirus phenomenon – not the disease, but the social and cultural dynamics surrounding it – has upended normal routines, generating unexpected and, occasionally, surreal new experiences.
With the current pandemic of the COVID-19 throughout the world, we have an opportunity to unite as a human family, serve those in need, and ask some broad spiritual questions.
Every year, as the Church prepares to begin Lent, the pope releases a letter to assist the faithful in having a holy and fruitful season. The Lenten message often conveys some area of spiritual or moral theology that is close to the heart of the pontiff and is something that
Lent is the season of self-honesty. It’s a time when we can put away the masks and bring down the facades. Lent opens a forum where we can admit to ourselves, and to those around us, that we are sinners and in need of divine help.
In employing salt and light as signs of the role and vocation of his followers in the midst of the world, the Lord Jesus was purposely using charged imagery. He was saying a lot about the power and expectations of his disciples.
In 1826, Bishop John England, the founding Bishop of the new Diocese of Charleston. was asked if he could explain what Catholicism was and what the American republic could rightly expect from its Catholic citizens.