In his first letters to the Corinthians, the Apostle St. Paul says: “Now we see only reflections in a mirror, mere riddles, but then we shall be seeing face to face.”
On Tuesday, April 7, Cardinal George Pell was declared innocent of all charges and released from prison. As you may know, the Australian prelate was accused of a heinous crime of sex abuse from over 20 years ago. The Church stands with the victims of sexual abuse.
March 2020 changed life as we know it.
As we write this, the situation in our world, due to COVID-19’s spread, seems pretty dire.
This past week, we have witnessed events that no one could possibly have imagined at the start of the week. There are, at the time of this writing, over 230,000 people in the world who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Over the past several weeks, this editorial piece for The Tablet has covered COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus. Almost every news article in this edition is somehow related to the present pandemic.
As much as we don’t want to cause panic or throw fuel on the fire of hysteria concerning the coronavirus, we need to take it seriously. Medical doctors are very clear that this is a highly contagious virus and is much worse than the seasonal flu.
During the past two months, the coronavirus has affected the lives of millions of people around the world. Some people have become infected, others just inconvenienced by delayed travel, while others, sadly, have died.
Last April, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote these words:
Jordan Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist and famous YouTuber, is ill. His daughter, Mikhalia, herself an internet sensation, has announced that her father, a professor at the University of Toronto, has been away recuperating.