COVID: Faith, Justice, Community


Catholic Social Thought and the Coronavirus Crisis

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Online via Facebook Live

This initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University will explore how faith and Catholic social thought can offer moral principles for hard choices, ethical criteria for public action, and hope in a time of fear. In particular, Catholic social thought offers principles to guide our choices as individuals and families, as a nation, and as a global community.

This event is FREE and will be ONLINE.

However, you MUST REGISTER online in advance by going to

After you RSVP, check your email on Wednesday, March 25 where you will find a link to join the dialogue via Facebook Live ... 

The initiative will convene several respected leaders online to discuss how faith, hope, charity, justice, mercy, and community can guide our responses:

  • Reyna Guardado, a Salvadoran immigrant and co-owner of a family restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland, will share how her restaurant, employees, family, and community have been affected by the coronavirus crisis.
  • Carol Keehan, D.C., will offer her thoughts as a nurse and former president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association.
  • Myles Sheehan, S.J., M.D., a Jesuit priest and physician, will offer his perspective as a clinician and lecturer in bioethics.
  • John Monahan, J.D., senior advisor for global health to the president of Georgetown University, will discuss his time at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the H1N1 flu pandemic.

John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, will moderate this online dialogue.

“God’s compassion for you is greater than the troubles you have.”

Saint John Baptist de La Salle (Meditation 38.1)

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