Tagged: COVID-19

The Libertarian, Anti-Vaccine Conscience

The overlap between the anti-vaccination movement and reactionary resistance to the Church’s magisterium has been well-documented. In one recent example, Janet Smith, a professor renowned for her defense of Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae, argued for Crisis that “the Church...

The Libertarian, Anti-Vaccine Conscience

Discussion: The Covid-19 Vaccine is Pro-Life

In case you missed it, here is the replay of this afternoon’s extremely helpful live panel discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine from a Catholic perspective, moderated by New York Times best-selling author and Catholic speaker Jeannie Gaffigan. To read why Jeannie...

Discussion: The Covid-19 Vaccine is Pro-Life

Pope Francis: Vaccination Is an Act of Love

Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19. Last week, Pope Francis headlined an Ad Council public service announcement for the coronavirus vaccine, titled “Unity Across the Americas.” Designed...

Pope Francis: Vaccination Is an Act of Love

To Excel in Graciousness

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, June 27, 2021 — the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Graciousness /ˈɡreɪ.ʃəs.nəs/ (noun): the quality of having excellence of manners or social conduct. Synonyms kindness, courteousness, politeness, affability, benevolence. Perhaps you agree with me...

To Excel in Graciousness

Christian charity in the new phase of the pandemic

On Thursday, May 13, the CDC announced new public health guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals in the United States. During a press conference, CDC director Rochelle Walensky announced that Americans who are vaccinated can safely gather outdoors and indoors without...

Christian charity in the new phase of the pandemic

Catholic Media and Critical Thinking

Around a decade ago, after being deeply inspired by Pope Benedict XVI and his work—especially Jesus of Nazareth, his masterful three-volume exploration of the life and ministry of Our Lord—I craved to know more and learn more about the faith....

Catholic Media and Critical Thinking

“With him, life begins anew”

In his Easter Vigil homily tonight at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Pope Francis once again emphasized the theme of amazement that has characterized Holy Week this year. He describes the amazement of the women who discovered the empty tomb...

“With him, life begins anew”

Vaccine Equity is a Human Right

Pope Francis has repeatedly insisted that the countries manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines (such as the U.S. and U.K.) ensure they be equitably distributed, especially to the Global South. During his historic trip to Iraq, he said that “This crisis calls for...

Vaccine Equity is a Human Right

“Blessed Are They Who Mourn” in the Time of COVID-19

Over 502,000 people have now lost their lives to Covid-19 since the first case was reported in the United States. The numbers of those sickened and who have died are staggering. It’s easy to become numb to the reality they...

“Blessed Are They Who Mourn” in the Time of COVID-19