Earthly Life & Spiritual Life: Coronavirus Creates New Obstacles For Catholic Church


We are living in unprecedented times as Christians enter this holy week, the pinnacle of the Easter season. 

A glimpse of the irony – there’s a church in Italy, St. Mary of Health that was built to mark the end of a plague that took a large population of its city with it back in 1630. No surprise, it’s now closed due to the coronavirus. 

Once Catholic dioceses started closing their doors, there seemed to be two reactions for those in the Church – those who believe the decision was prudent and necessary, and those who are disappointed that the Church allowed itself to be deemed non-‘essential.’ 

MRCTV spoke with Dr. Michael Pakaluk, a professor of ethics and philosophy at the Busch School of Business at Catholic University, who suggested the changes impose some new obstacles for churches.

You can watch Dr. Pakaluk's take on the matter in the video above.

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