The COVID pandemic has impacted virtually all aspects of our day-to-day lives, including our life in the Church.
How has the Church fared in navigating these impacts? Has she distinguished herself in her response, including in relation to restrictions on accessing the sacraments, and to moral and ethical questions surrounding the COVID vaccines? Has Church leadership made a compelling case that, pandemic or not, the laws of God will always supersede the laws of man?
Joining us to help grapple with these questions is Philip Lawler, editor of Catholic World News and news director at CatholicCulture.org. Author/editor of 10 books, his latest work is Contagious Faith: Why the Church Must Spread Hope, Not Fear, In A Pandemic.
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Dr. Jeff Mirus, “Following your conscience? 2. The COVID problem”
Colorado Catholic Conference, “A letter from the bishops of Colorado on COVID-19 vaccine mandates”
York Region Public Health, “COVID-19: Guidance for Places of Worship” [page 4]
Please note that this podcast has been edited for length and clarity.