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I'm providing health care, and prayer, during COVID-19Sister Mary Catherine Redmond

NEW YORK (CNS) -- In early March, I sat with two other New York City emergency medicine colleagues as part of an interfaith sharing at Fordham University, "Where Faith and Medicine Intersect." A Jewish ...

Embracing the kind of redeemer God appointedGeorge Weigel

The Gospel readings of Lent remind us that opposition to Jesus and his mission frequently grew out of the desire for a redeemer who was more like what various characters in the drama thought a redeemer ...

Lessons of the pandemicRussell Shaw

The coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of abating as this is written, but it's none too soon to start thinking about what we have already learned from this painful experience. I leave it to the physicians, ...

The rivalry revisitedDick Flavin

A week ago in this space your humble correspondent prattled on at length about the Red Sox/Yankees playoff game of 1978, in my opinion the best baseball game I ever saw. As luck would have it, I had ...

The coronavirus and usRichard Doerflinger

I could write about something other than the coronavirus pandemic, but right now it almost seems there isn't anything else. The rapid spread of the virus, its death toll, its prospect of overwhelming ...

Tragedy, contingency, and a deeper sense of GodBishop Robert Barron

I have lived in Santa Barbara, California, for the past four years. In that brief time, my neighbors and I have experienced a number of real tragedies. Just over two years ago, the terrible Thomas Fire ...

Transforming quarantine into retreatGeorge Weigel

This bruising Lent, in which "fasting" has assumed unprecedented new forms, seems likely to be followed by an Eastertide of further spiritual disruption. What is God's purpose in all this? I would be ...

An opportunity not to be missedGreg Erlandson

I'd love to be writing about something other than the coronavirus crisis, but it is hard to think of any other event that has so transfixed our attention. It is as if the entire world -- well, maybe not ...

Our Christian calling and social distancingElise Italiano Ureneck

The advent of the novel coronavirus has set into motion so many unprecedented actions and effects that it's hard to keep track or make sense of them. "Can you believe it?" is a refrain I find myself ...

Worry cannot be turned to joy by a kind word aloneMichael Reardon

''Worry weighs down the heart, but a kind word gives it joy." (Proverbs 12:24) There are a lot of unknowns right now that are causing anxiety and disruption. Focusing on the unknowns in life and letting ...