SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
COVID-19 vaccine
April 04, 2021
Pope Francis noted the restrictions under which Christians in many parts of the world – owing to the pandemic and other reasons – are worshipping this Easter. “Once again this year,” Pope Francis said, “in various places many Christians have celebrated Easter under severe restrictions and, at times, without being able to attend liturgical celebrations.”
April 02, 2021
The vaccination program at Paul VI is part and parcel of the push Pope Francis has been making to see that vaccine doses are distributed with a view to the safety of the most vulnerable. 
March 19, 2021
Tradition and Traditionalism are two different things. The former is the living source of Truth given to the Church by Christ himself. The latter is a rigid, obsessive form of individualism that reminds one both of the Pharisees and the Jansenists.
January 11, 2021
Pope Francis also discussed the increasingly diffuse social tendency to judge persons’ worth on the basis of “productivity” and to discard anyone “unproductive” – especially the sick, the elderly, and the unborn – a tendency he identifies as the chief characteristic of the “throwaway” culture.
January 03, 2021
In a statement released Jan. 2, the head of the Vatican health service, Dr. Andrea Arcangeli, said that the Vatican has purchased a low temperature refrigerator to store the vaccine and expects to begin administering vaccinations in the second half of January in the atrium of Paul VI Hall.
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