It's always a good idea to count your blessings; it's an even better idea to count them now in the midst of hardship and uncertainty. It will lighten the burden of COVID-19 and change your perspective.
The strangeness of COVID-19 won't ruini the meaningfulness of Holy Week if you remember three things: the fact of the Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection; the power of God; and our reason for JOY.
Our world is suffering in this time of COVID-19, and we can help to abate that suffering and bring Christ to the world, with godly words and gestures.
Jesus rose from the dead. He conquered death and sin and in fact, he has conquered the world. The battle already has been won. No COVID-19 pandemic, no canceling of church services and sacraments, can put our Lord back into the grave and keep him there.
While making your own face mask might bring you peace of mind, there are some things you need to know before you consider yourself fully protected. Additionally, there are some cautions about homemade masks for medical staff. It's not as simple as some may think.
As we hunker down during the social distancing requirements of COVID-19, a majority of us are faced with open pockets of time that weren't there before. With the government extending the requirements to April 30, we're in for a long month ahead. While the extra time and quiet can be a boon to our prayer life, it can also place a burden upon it. Our prayers can become rote and lifeless. The days seem to melt together and without our Sunday-going-to-Mass marker, we can slip into the abyss. At this point, you might find yourself stuck in a prayer rut.