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By Alexandra Sullivan, Crisis Magazine, Feb. 22, 2022

Alexandra Sullivan is a Catholic wife and mother of three children, residing in the Archdiocese of NY. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Theology from The Augustine Institute. …

Over the past two years, our society has created an idol out of physical health and safety, protecting them at all costs. But Jesus tells us Himself: “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both body and soul in hell” (Matthew 10:28). He reminds us that there are things far worse than illness and bodily suffering—like separation from God.

Sadly, many of our Catholic schools have not been immune to society’s idolatry, as demonstrated by the strict Covid policies in many schools, and it will destroy the faith of our Catholic school children if we don’t remedy the situation. …

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