COVID-19 and the Worldwide Church

Nov 14, 2020
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John L. AllenCrux

Free and open to the public. This event is organized by the Harvard Catholic Forum, co-presented with the Lumen Christi Institute, and co-sponsored by the Saint Benedict Institute, the Collegium Institute, the Institute for Faith and Culture, the Nova Forum, and St. Paul's University Catholic Center. This event will be held on Zoom (registration required) and live-streamed to the Harvard Catholic Forum's YouTube page.

The pandemic of 2020 has disrupted the sacraments and public worship, scattered communities, and put local churches into new, sometimes strained, relationships with civil authorities. The Church has also been a significant actor in the crisis, offering relief services and spiritual care on a massive scale. What does all this mean for the worldwide Church, now and in the years to come?



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John L. Allen Jr. is Founder and Editor of Crux, an independent online news website reporting on the Catholic Church. As a journalist, his work has appeared in Crux, The Boston Globe, The National Catholic Reporter, The New York Times, The Tablet, CNN, and many other outlets. He is the author of numerous books, including The Catholic Church: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2014), and A People of Hope: The Challenges Facing the Catholic Church and the Faith That Can Save It (Image, 2013), co-authored with Timothy Cardinal Dolan.