In late May of 2020 R.R. Reno at First Things wrote a problematic post that showed his denial about the COVID-19 situation. At the National Catholic Reporter Micheal Sean Winters wrote a solid response to the libertarian Catholic writer.
“Love of Christ does not distract us from interest in others, but rather invites us to responsibility for them, to the exclusion of no one….”
Pope John Paul II
Matthew 25:40 NRSVCE
St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana
This post is going to be brief. I do not have the time to explore and write about everything that I see related to the COVID-19 pandemic. But I saw something in the National Catholic Reporter that is a good response to R.R. Reno of First Things. First Things from my understanding is more of a libertarian Catholic blog. If I am wrong please correct me. R.R. Reno wrote a post at the end of April that was smack full of denial. The COVID-19 pandemic is not bad at all , and not different than the minor flu. He called for re-opening the economy and not letting the elderly or others stand in the way. The economy should be first in this time. Warren Throckmorton has been writing about the problems of R.R. Reno and wrote about the denial of R.R. Reno here. Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter wrote a response that is solid and worth reading. he rebukes Reno on his Catholic interpretation. You can read that in, “On COVID-19 and the economy, First Things gets the last things wrong.”