The Very Rev. Robert Aaron Wessman, G.H.M., is the vicar general (first vice president) and director of formation for the Glenmary Home Missioners. He is a guest lecturer at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and he serves on the editorial board of the journal Review for Religious.
Recognizing and celebrating diversity does not threaten unity in the church. Instead, it strengthens the ability of evangelizers to embrace people on the margins of society.
The Covid pandemic has reminded us of the importance of placing the concerns of the community before our own as individuals. So why would we view the reception of the Eucharist as a private matter?