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There have been a few moments in recent weeks when the new reality of the coronavirus epidemic hit me in special ways. One of them was when Amazon put books on the bottom of its priority list. Bookish type that I am, that is what Amazon is for me: books. And I’ve rediscovered the bookstores …

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With the U.S. economy running on all cylinders, enter the coronavirus. Whatever you think of this virus and how people label it – a chastisement from God, a Chinese biological weapon, a wicked strain of the flu, its economic damage is considerable having slayed and flayed an 11 year, unprece…

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A short piece in the USA Today about 10 days ago caught my eye and gave me one more reason to doubt the shared values of all Americans. Without recounting the entire article, it noted that besides disinfectant and toilet paper there’s another few items Americans are evidently hoarding: Guns …

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In its wake, the coronavirus has disrupted, and closed businesses, schools and even churches, while every professional sports league has suspended operations and the NCAA has canceled their celebrated March Madness basketball tournament, a first in its long history.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergey and Inefectious Diseases, and his expertise on matters from AIDS to Ebola and now coronavirus is immense. Presidents from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump have praised, and relied upon him, and right now, every American nee…

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Typically, when you walk into a Catholic church there is a font for holy water. It’s a sacramental, sacred sign meant to remind us of baptism. But one recent weekday, I dipped my hand into a familiar font in a prominent church in our nation’s capital before morning Mass, and encountered it e…

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