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Penetrating analysis by Dr. Robert Moynihan.

“Essential” Catholic Economic Principles During Lockdowns

The Angelus by Jean-François Millet, 1858-1859, Museum d'Orsay in Paris By Michael Severance The COVID crisis is more than a health catastrophe. It is also a human wealth calamity in the making. Rash management of the ongoing pandemic by elected and unelected authorities has created an economic emergency across nations and on many levels. [...]

Distributing the Earth’s Goods During a Public Health Crisis

Distribution of supplies during the coronavirus outbreak in Bangladesh "Universal destination of goods" is always the underlying imperative By Thomas Storck In her long existence, the Catholic Church has confronted not only hostile empires, barbarians, and dictators, but also the diseases and plagues afflicting mankind. And in both her doctrine and her praxis we [...]

Coronavirus Diary: China

Stephen Wong and his daughter, Amanda, participate in an online Mass at their home March 8, 2020, after the Diocese of Hong Kong temporarily suspended public Masses in churches, following the COVID-19 outbreak. (CNS photo/Tyrone Siu, Reuters) "During this dark time, I have learned to trust God without any doubts" By Theresa Li 2020 [...]

The Virus Between Faith and Medicine

Reflections by a Member of the American Catholic Medical Association, part 2 By Thomas W. McGovern, M.D. In Part 1, Dr. McGovern discussed the first two “pillars” of Catholic Social Teaching: (1) respect for human life and (2) seeking the common good. This month he discusses the last two ”pillars”: (3) solidarity and (4) subsidiarity. As [...]

Empty Easter: The Virus Between Faith and Medicine

Reflections by a Member of the American Catholic Medical Association, Part One By Thomas W. McGovern, M.D. “Inspiring physicians to imitate Jesus Christ” — CMA Vision Statement “There are many patients dying in the hospital today... There are no visitors allowed. Limited visitation when death is imminent... It is a brutal human tragedy. When we get through [...]

Empty Easter

Pope Francis looks out the window of the papal library in the Apostolic Palace onto an empty St. Peter's Square on April 13, 2020, Easter Monday, after reciting the Regina Coeli prayer via livestream. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) Rome in a time of virus, everything closed... By Christina Deardurff The Catholic Church during her [...]

“It’s Chaos Made into a Principle with the Stroke of a Pen”

“Such a step splits the Church” and “leads her toward schism” Robert Spaemann Robert Spaemann is a professor emeritus of philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Monaco of Bavaria. He is one of the leading Catholic philosophers and theologians in Germany.   This following is my own translation of the interview on Amoris [...]

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