When Church doors are closed to laity and the sacraments aren’t available, it can appear as if the Catholic Church has stopped doing what it was meant to do. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Jesuit religious reflects on the Church which is still working and is still very much alive.
So many people are convinced that they create the meaning of their lives and that any faith or tradition handed down to them can and should be abandoned. Bon Iver’s new song “Faith” is an ode to this idea. St. Anselm helps clarify why that view is wrong.