THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN TIME AND (cyber) SPACE

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The Committee on the General Assembly (COGA) has a very weighty set of decisions in front of it. The General Assembly, currently scheduled for June 20-27, 2020 in Baltimore, MD, likely cannot be held physically during that time frame. Yet the church is mandated to have one in 2020, and

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Catholic Social Thought and COVID-19

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Catholic Social Thought (CST) gives us a measuring stick to assess our elected leaders and societal power structures: whether they enhance the life and dignity of the human person, especially the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized. In fact, we all will be judged based on how we respond to the hungry,

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The Pandemic Unveiling

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These feel like apocalyptic times. The streets that surround my apartment in Brooklyn are quiet. These streets are rarely quiet like this. Bars and restaurants are closed. The New York City schools finally closed. The “city that never sleeps” has slowed down so much that even young children, whose parents

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Second Great Depression or Second New Deal?

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The Coronavirus economy demands swift and thorough action beyond the actions taken in the last financial crisis. Economists agree that we are heading into a coronavirus-induced recession. Optimists argue that the economy might bounce back once the health crisis is resolved. But if Covid-19’s course through the United States takes

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Jesus in the Midst of COVID-19

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As the coronavirus makes its way across the world (yes, Mr. President, it is here), panic has ensued reflected in grocery stores depleted of toiletries and sanitizer, airlines shutting down travel, nation-wide bans, college closings, market crashes, church live streaming, and individual and communal anxiety rising to an all-time high.

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