Does the Church Belong to Caesar?

Written by Shane Kastler Wednesday April 1, 2020 I’m not sure which is more sad, that American pastors are being arrested for having public worship services or that most Christians seem to be perfectly fine with that travesty. While I always assumed the American “church” would fold at the first sign of persecution, it turns […]

How Should Catholics Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Fr. Mike gives us some advice about how we should respond to the coronavirus pandemic. He begins with the story of the recent pilgrimage he took to Israel amid the coronavirus outbreak. Israeli authorities were quarantining people in the country and canceling all flights except for citizens. Fr. Mike had to rush with his pilgrims […]

DIOCESAN PRIEST: ‘My Church Stays Open…PERIOD!’ (VIGANÒ SPEAKS)

During the Coronavirus pandemic, it may be prudent for some people in ‘at risk categories’ not to go to Mass for a couple of weeks. There is no Mass obligation for those who are ill or in danger of becoming ill. But closing churches and stopping all Masses at a time like this is an […]