By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, The Stream - You can bank on it. People of faith cope better in a crisis than those without. Here are ten reasons why: People of faith believe in a higher purpose. Instead of focussing only on material possessions, pleasure and accomplishments, they try to live for something and someone greater. This helps them put everything in perspective and helps them keep calm when trouble comes… People of faith believe in community and family. Having support in times of crisis is super important. …
By Sherry Antonetti, National Catholic Register - Love is based on sacrifice. If we love only when we feel like loving, we do not love the person, but the feeling of love itself. So if we would love Christ, we must hold to his words and his teachings even when they prove difficult… What does this mean in a time of pandemic? It means we have to stop thinking that dying to ourselves is just a sometimes thing.
By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine - This means, dear papist, that the odds are on a Catholic nominee—that is, a “pro-choice Catholic” nominee. It’s sad.. that once again, as in 2004, the Church that has long been so solidly, so consistently, so eloquently, and so stridently pro-life will be embarrassed by another lifelong, professing Catholic who rejects those teachings at the highest national stage… In 2004, that Catholic was John Kerry, another man of the northeast who was raised Catholic, went to the U.S. Senate, sought the nomination of a once-great political party that has lost its mind on cultural issues, and proceeded to sell his soul to Planned Parenthood, bowing to the party’s golden calf of Roe v. Wade. It’s a tragedy, really.
By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News - During a time of social distancing and uncertainty, Catholics in areas affected by the coronavirus are taking the time to pray for the poor and vulnerable, while coping with restrictions on Masses and large public gatherings. The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. reached nearly 2,000 Friday, and President Trump declared a national emergency… In the New York City suburb of New Rochelle, a 1-mile containment zone has been established, after more than 120 confirmed coronavirus cases in Westchester County — one of the biggest clusters of the outbreak in the U.S. The containment zone means that schools and large public gathering areas are closed.