“Father, If You Are Willing, Take This Cup from Me”: On the Coronavirus Pandemic by Fr. Bedros Shetilian

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The great task before us is to face this crisis with dignity and to keep our integrity. It is not easy, but it is possible.

The Sacrament of Ambiguity by Ed Burns

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Jesus knew what was in the heart of man, but he also recognized the fundamental goodness that was in us and continually challenged us to live up to that goodness.

Editorial: Confronting the Unconsumed Past: On New Approaches to Criminal Justice

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The moment has arrived to reimagine not just the nature of policing, but the whole complex of policies, procedures, and laws that prop up our broken criminal justice system.

The Collapse of Time by Anne Kerrigan

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The way that time seemed to morph, collapse, fall in on itself makes it hard to recall specifics. All I know is that it was a horrific experience, a personal nightmare which has been shared by so many others around the world.

A Microcosm of Covid-19’s Impact on America’s Poorest by Jamie Manson

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This pandemic has laid bare the shocking inferiorities of so many systems in our country: the fragility of our social safety net, our gutted public health system, our stark economic inequalities that are often the result of systemic racism and xenophobia.

The Harmonious Center By Ciro Festa

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Lessons from Dante Alighieri on how we can seek moderation and balance in a time of fearful uncertainty.

“He Is Not Here, for He Is Risen”: Thoughts on the Current Pandemic in the Light of Easter by Jordan M. Miller

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Images on a screen, the sound of a voice digitized in one place and re-constituted somewhere else, can never pretend to replace the human person, standing there, alive.

Camus’s The Plague and Our Coronavirus by Patrick Henry

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What brings us back to Camus’s novel during our current pandemic is the simple, ordinary morality that he delineates throughout the text. There is no heroism here, just ordinary people behaving in a decent manner.

The Sacrament of Personal Responsibility by Ed Burns

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Maybe the issue of living out our Christian lives is not the matter of having power and control over the events of our lives and our institutions. Maybe the issue is rather the matter of having fidelity to our convictions, and a willingness to assume personal responsibility for living out these convictions.

Editorial: Extending the Boundaries: Tomáš Halík and the Post-Covid Church

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Tomáš Halík imagines a future for the church on the other side of Covid-19—a future that is not built on unattainable ideals, but that rises out of the real needs of people confronting a dramatic irruption.