On Holy Communion & the Coronavirus

The Catholic Church hasn’t been exempt from the coronavirus panic. My parish and diocese and many others have said they’ll be taking precautions like not including the sign of peace at Mass, sanitizing the holy water fonts and refilling them regularly, not using the chalice and only have communion under one species, and encouraging the … Continue reading On Holy Communion & the Coronavirus

The Problem with the Trend of “Pastoral Circumstances”

I’m noticing a really disturbing trend among certain churchmen lately--Cardinals, archbishops, people in generally high places in the Church. It seems like in the realm of sexuality and marriage, some folks are increasingly putting that which is orthodox Catholic teaching at odds with what is “pastoral.” At the very least, they’re being VERY ambiguous. Certain … Continue reading The Problem with the Trend of “Pastoral Circumstances”