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The Pandemic Unveiling

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

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Your Teachers are Not OK

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Last week was national Teacher Appreciation Week. Usually, this means free lunches at school and restaurants offering free dinners, accolades on social media, gifts and hugs from our students, messages from former students. But not this year. This year, we are at home, away from our students and their soul-soaring

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National Poetry Month: Lynn Ungar

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In light of April being National Poetry Month, every Monday in April, Justice Unbound will publish a poem. I will select the poems, by nationally recognized poets, because they speak in one way or another to what we are all facing in light of pandemic.

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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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Grief…Mourning…Lament

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We are grieving…mourning…lamenting Oh God why!? Oh God help us! Oh God we are suffering! When we wave through the windows of those with disease When we see our loved ones dying on screens No touch, no goodbyes, no last words muttered  We are grieving…mourning…lamenting We are grieving…mourning…lamenting Oh God

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COVID-19 and Education

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If you are feeling worried in these uncertain times, you are not alone. If you are filled with the desire to do something, to help, but you are aware of your limitations as you stay home for your safety and the safety of your community, you are not alone.

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Poems of the Pandemic

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They have closed the schools for three weeks.
The children who are resilient go to their houses
(if they have them) to annoy their parents (if
they have them) because no one has explained that
it is okay for the world to change, that does not
mean it’s ending. We realize that that is

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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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The Perpetual Foreigner Virus (PFV)

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Like wildfire, the Covid-19 pandemic is racing to every corner of the earth, affecting all of humanity. With the death toll rising exponentially every day, who is not afraid of this angel of death? We are living in fear. Our anxieties are high. Home has become a quarantine space, a

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