Religious Freedom, Creative Ministry & Discipleship in Time of COVID 4.22.20

  • Dr. Tom Farr: concern that religious minorities are placed at the end of the line for available COVID care in Asia, Middle East, Africa; Catholics must be vigilant in monitoring restrictions on religious freedom; pandemic crisis justifies curtailing religious freedom, but governments must lift bans as soon as possible.
  • Rhonda Gruenewald: Houston based Vocation Ministry launches ‘Uplift Your Priest’ campaign to inspire laity to support and encourage their priests during COVID pandemic; let clergy know their people recognize their sacrifices, appreciate their spiritual ministries; creative ways to encourage priests in stressful times.
  • Fr. Daniel Seo: Young CA priest and friends work on creative ways to reach their people with spiritual messages, preaching, encouragement, Gospel readings; priests miss their people as much as the people miss their priests and churches; new ways to be spiritual ‘Father’ to take care of their spiritual families,