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Hate In The Time of Coronavirus

Disease knows no religious border. Viruses are ecumenical. As Coronavirus rises in China (HERE), we read that the government has cracked down even more on Christians, forbidding Christian funerals. UCANEWS says The government claims the new rules aim to “get … Continue reading

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MAP and Stats: track the spread of Coronoavirus

Johns Hopkins has a live map and site that show the spread of Coronovirus.  HERE A screenshot: I refer you also to a post with some fiction and, in the comments, great fiction and non-fiction reading.  HERE How fact can … Continue reading

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China, FlightAware, and You

There is an online resource for tracking airline flights: Flightaware.   It is fascinating to see the planes move in real time.  You get a sense of how important air travel and freight is for all of us. You also get … Continue reading

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Worried about Coronavirus? Feed your anxiety, and commonsense. – UPDATED

UPDATE 31 Jan 2020: We’ve learned that, in Chicago, there is a case of human to human transmission of the virus.  W.H.O. declared an emergency. Today I read. Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte says the first two coronavirus cases have … Continue reading

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HERESY PANDEMIC!

Now that I look at that post title, I can see why you might think that I am channeling the Id of Trad-dom. In fact, today I had an informal lunch with some young priests: guys drop in between 12-2 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Anointing in the Time of Ebola

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I´m writing from Spain where sadly, a nurse is extremely ill with Ebola virus. She was infected while treating a Spanish missionary who was brought back from Africa to get treated. My question is this: imagine … Continue reading

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Who knew? Reviving ancient viruses by disturbing permafrost.

Because we didn’t have enough to worry about. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – The discovery has sparked concern that increased mining and oil drilling in rapidly warming northern latitudes could widely deploy the virus into the earth’s atmosphere. The … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a bishop forbid Communion on the tongue during an epidemic?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a bishop lawfully ban the faithful from receiving Holy Communion on the tongue in the midst of a flu outbreak or for some other reason? This sounds to me like overkill… perhaps even hysteria. I … Continue reading

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When the Global Killer Asteroid arrives, let’s do better than the Great Successor!

How are we going to get Bruce Willis up to 2011 AG5, that killer asteroid that’s heading our way?!? Don’t ask North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un! Whatever their next act is, Ladies and Gents, it’ll be a blast too. I … Continue reading

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