COVID-19 and Religion

I am troubled by the recent precipitous increase in the cases of COVID-19, some of which are happening in churches. Most experts know that we will see what is known as a second wave. As a Catholic, I understand the desire to return to the Sunday morning worship services. Catholics have an obligation to attend Mass, though our Bishop has wisely lifted that obligation during the pandemic. I am truly worried about the spread of COVID-19 that is happening in religious institutions.

Some Facts About Coronavirus

The news media is covering COVID-19 or coronavirus as much as the 2020 US Presidential campaign and a number of my friends and colleagues have asked me about the disease.  Here is a little of what I know about it.   Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that is spread much like influenza.  This strain wasContinue reading “Some Facts About Coronavirus”

Vaping: What we don’t know can kill us?

As of this week, the CDC has informed us that over 450 people have pulmonary illnesses that are linked to e-cigarette use including some in West Virginia. They are also asking practitioners to help them find out if there are other illnesses yet to be identified that are linked to vaping. Five people have been confirmed dead.