COVID IS WINDING DOWN... NOW WHAT?

Catholicism after Coronavirus: A Post-COVID Guide for Catholics and Parishes offers advice from 14 Catholic evangelists on what Catholic leaders and parishes should do next.

MEET the CONTRIBUTORS


Stephen Bullivant

Stephen Bullivant

Foreword

Understanding the “New Normal” for the Catholic Church

Beth l. Hewett

Grief in the Time of COVID-19

Bobby Angel

You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

Chika Anyanwu

Be Not Discouraged

DEACON HAROLD BURKE-SIVERS

Always Lead with Love

EMILY DAHDAH

Catholic Schools after COVID

FR. BLAKE BRITTON

COVID Lessons for the Priesthood

FR. HARRISON AYRE

Parishes, Suffering, and the Source of Healing

FR. JOSH JOHNSON

Quenching God’s Thirst for Charity and Justice

JULIANNE STANZ

Spiritual Accompaniment during COVID

MARCEL LEJEUNE

Community and COVID

MATTHEW NELSON

COVID and the Consolation of Books

MATT WARNER

Three Lessons for Parish Communication in the Time of COVID

SR. JOSEPHINE GARRETT

In the Gap: COVID and the Religious Life

ABOUT the EBOOK


In May 2020, in the midst of the initial pandemic lockdowns, Word on Fire released a free eBook from Stephen Bullivant titled Catholicism in the Time of Coronavirus. Dr. Bullivant offered an insightful and encouraging analysis of the coronavirus pandemic, not only shedding light on the Church’s present moment and similar crises in the past but also looking toward the future.

That future has now arrived. As restrictions continue to be lifted, many Catholics are wondering where we go from here. Word on Fire is now offering a follow-up eBook, Catholicism after Coronavirus: A Post-COVID Guide for Catholics and Parishes, which is intended to help answer that question.

Featuring a foreword by Dr. Bullivant, this new collection brings together authors from across the Catholic world, offering what the Church so desperately needs to hear right now: bold, courageous, and realistic yet hope-filled insights and ideas from a diverse range of voices among the people of God—laity, clergy, and religious alike. It offers practical advice from those on the frontlines of the Church’s response to the pandemic, with meditations on bereavement, spiritual formation, evangelization, pedagogy and pastoral care, presbyteral ministry, the centrality of the parish, the works of mercy, creative means of pastoral accompaniment, authentic community, and intellectual formation.  

DOWNLOAD the FIRST EBOOK


The COVID-19 pandemic has been, for countless people around the world, a great and unexpected trial. But for Catholics, who were already struggling with the abuse crisis and a dramatic rise in disaffiliation, this trial is not only economic, social, or medical—it is spiritual. Plunged into a time of darkness and separated from the sacraments and their parish communities, the faithful are feeling isolated, disheartened, and uncertain about what the future holds.

This new eBook from Word on Fire Institute Fellow Dr. Stephen Bullivant is an insightful and encouraging analysis of the coronavirus, shedding light not only on the Church’s present moment or similar crises of the past but also on the immediate future.


A former Oxford researcher and expert in Catholic disaffiliation, Dr. Bullivant looks at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Church from both the spiritual and secular perspectives, weaving in his own personal reflections as a Catholic convert and a husband and father. This eBook is a unique roadmap for this challenging time, one that will help to bring clarity, focus, and energy to Catholics everywhere.

BONUS RESOURCES


Interviews from the Word on Fire Institute

Related Resources

Videos

Articles

Blog posts


Videos

Hope During the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus, Catastrophe, and Contingency

The Coronavirus and Sitting Quietly in a Room Alone


ARTICLES

The Coronavirus and Sitting Quietly in a Room Alone

Tragedy, Contingency, and a Deeper Sense of God


BLOG POSTS

St. Thecla: Model of Prayer in a Time of Plague

What I Don’t and Do Know about the Coronavirus

Coronavirus, Confession, and the God Who Knows

Together But Apart: Being One, Online, in the Eucharist

Catholic Prayer and Adoration Through Space and Outside of Time

The Theology and Christ Consolation of Spiritual Communion

For a Good Quarantine Read, There Ain’t Nothin' Like a Classic

COVID-19 May Help Parents Reclaim an Important Role

Coronavirus and the Realities of Homeschooling

“Black Mirror,” COVID-19, Isolation, and the Scourge of Pornography

Common Hope in a Surreal Pandemic

The Stress of COVID-19 Forms a Fonder Catholic Heart

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