Some Catholic Perspective on the COVID-19 Virus Situation

The National Catholic Reporter had some perspective on the COVID-19 situation that I thought worthy to push here at this blog. The articles deal with self distancing and when freedom of religion endangers people. Plus the Reporter has an interesting editorial on the COVID-19 situation and the fear and uncertainty that has been created. 

“And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another; and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others.”

Thomas More

Then Jesus cried aloud: “Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness

John 12:44-46 NRSVCE

St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans 

While processing information about the COVID-19 situation I was reading the National Catholic Reporter. They had a number of articles that were both solid and good to promote here at this blog.  The first article is a commentary that comes from a professor at Villanova in Philadelphia. It discusses social distancing and when religious liberty threatens the elderly and vulnerable. You can read more in, “Coronavirus, social distancing and the company of the faith.” Also worth interest is how the National Catholic Reporter is covering the COVID-19 situation. They are starting a tracker to cover how the virus is affecting the Catholic church both globally and the United States. In the tracker you can read about how this is affecting dioceses from Boston, to Maryland to Seattle. You can follow that here.  Finally the last item I want to push is an editorial from the National Catholic Reporter. It looks at how the COVID-19 epidemic has created uncertainty both in Italy and the United States. How the unknown and new diseases is causing fear and panic. You can read more in, “Editorial: Coronavirus, uncertainty and the unseen put world on hold.”