Christine Hill cuts out yellow Stars of David before an Anchorage Assembly meeting about a proposed mask mandate on Sept. 29, 2021, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jenn Morson
Some opponents of vaccine and mask mandates claim that they are being treated like Jews in Nazi Germany. This appropriation of the Holocaust is wildly offensive and shuts down civil discussion.
Politics & SocietyInterviews
Kevin Clarke
Mary Haddad, R.S.M., the C.E.O. and president of the Catholic Health Association, agrees that more must be done now to halt the advance of the Delta variant.
In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, health care workers receive a Covid-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, in Pacoima, Calif. California will require all of its roughly 2.2 million health care and long term care workers to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FaithShort Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
A statement from Colorado’s bishops will likely contribute to vaccine misinformation among Catholics, Sam Sawyer, S.J., writes. And its individualistic and libertarian notion of conscience ignores our obligations to the most vulnerable.
In this July 22, 2021 file photo, a health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
FaithShort Take
Jason T. Eberl
It is no sin to get any of the current Covid vaccines, and a “misinformed conscience” is not a legitimate reason to seek exemptions from a vaccine mandate.
Students of Drexel Neumann Academy pray during Mass at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Chester, Pa., on May 24, 2021. (CNS photo/Sarah Webb,
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Bishops around the country are reassessing diocesan policies for mask wearing at Mass as the Delta variant propels a new spike in Covid-19 cases, particularly among the unvaccinated.
Maria Cheng - Associated Press
Here's a look at what we know about the operation and what the pope's doctors will be watching out for.