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The Catholic Culture Podcast

A weekly podcast hosted by musician and writer Thomas V. Mirus, exploring everything Catholic, with a special focus on arts and culture. Dedicated to the Holy Family. An extension of

May 13, 2021

Catholic Culture's own Phil Lawler has written a new book addressing what he sees as flaws in the response of Catholic leaders and laity to the pandemic and advocating a different approach - Contagious Faith: Why the Church Must Spread Hope, Not Fear, in a Pandemic.

Topics covered in this interview include:

  • How the Church's behavior in this pandemic differs from the oft-cited response of St. Charles Borromeo to plague
  • Why a confrontation with civil authorities must be forced to ameliorate the evil precedent set for future actions against the Church
  • How the laity can encourage their priests and bishops to defy illegitimate restrictions on the Mass
  • Is there a moral obligation to take extraordinary measures to protect one's neighbor from even the slightest risk of catching a disease?
  • Catholics must be a witness to hope in the power of prayer and in eternal life

Watch discussion on YouTube:


Phil Lawler, Contagious Faith

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