‘It could be that we are going through a time of the catacombs — a kind of underground Church,’ he said. ‘But we needn’t be fearful. We have to be courageous.’
We Catholics expect our pastors to enable and defend the right we have as faithful to worship and receive the sacraments.
The Catholic Concept of the Common Good Is the Antidote to the Pandemic’s Ideological Manipulation
As the debate rages over stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, most conservative opposition has focused on the damage to the economy, excessive government surveillance, or the massive increase in government debt. These are very valid and important concerns.
‘Earth is healing itself,’ wrote a Jesuit priest in the now-deleted article.
God chastises not only individuals but also nations, De Mattei says, and cites a bishop who recently forcefully rejected the idea that the coronavirus could be a punishment for humanity.
Twenty-two prominent Catholic thinkers, writers and educators concurred with Dr. Smith that they need greater access to the sacraments during this pandemic