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The EditorsFebruary 15, 2021

The shutdowns in the United States—of businesses, restaurants, schools, churches—began one year ago this March. What at first seemed a temporary stopgap to stem the spread of Covid-19 has become part of a multi-faceted, months-long battle with a virus that, at the time our March issue went to press, had infected more than 27 million people in the United States alone and has claimed the lives of more than 463,000 Americans.

The pandemic already has changed our lives in countless ways, and Pope Francis said that the pandemic “has given us a chance to develop new ways of living.” But in order to do so, we must look back at what we have already learned. With this in mind, we asked 14 experts to reflect on the biggest lessons from the past year in the hope that they might help us find a better way forward.

Catholic Colleges and Universities
Developing Nations
Mental Health
The American Family
Inequality
Technology
Catholic Schools
The American Work Force
Parish Life
Children’s Health
Economy
Catholic Hospitals
Globalization
Spiritual well-being

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