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Patrick O'Neill, Ph.D., is a computational biologist, machine learning engineer and catechumen living in Somerville, Mass. He is currently volunteering with the New England Complex Systems Institute to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Police officers patrol an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday, March 11. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
FaithShort Take
Patrick O'Neill
Some bishops have suspended the public celebration of Mass in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Patrick O'Neill, a computational biologist, writes that all U.S. dioceses should do the same.