Concerned about getting vaccinated for faith reasons? Don’t be! Here’s the Archbishop’s statement supporting vaccination, here is the similar statement from the Ohio Catholic Conference, here is the statement from the USCCB, and here is one from the Vatican.
Learn more about COVID-19 impact on refugees and immigrants on the JFI COVID-19 Resource Page.
Many local Food Banks are on the front lines of helping families and seniors get fed. Consider making a donation to your local foodbank. Find your local Feeding America Food Bank Here.
Follow the social distancing and mask guidelines as much as possible. It’s a great form of solidarity to make this sacrifice so that less people have to suffer and more can be treated adequately in our hospitals.
Due to the need for social distancing, many social service agencies are struggling to meet the needs of their constituents (increased demand for resources, decreased volunteers, etc.). If you are privileged enough to have retained your income during this crisis (and/or have resources to share), consider donating to organizations that are on the front lines of serving those most affected. One option is donate to the organizations funded through our CCHD campaign. We have vetted these organizations and know they are not only fighting injustice but also adhering to Catholic teaching. To find a list of funded organizations, check out our website.
Pope Francis’s prayer to Mary during coronavirus pandemic
O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Catholic Social Teaching calls us to not only understand and deepen our faith but also to live our faith. Whether through advocacy, education, faith sharing, or public action, we all must practice our faith in our every word and deed. As James 2:17 says, “Faith without works is dead.” Please check back often to our Action Center for various ways that you and your community can speak out with compassion and solidarity for justice and peace.