What is Next for Catholics, After Pandemic?

Catholicism after Coronavirus: A Post-COVID Guide for Catholics and Parishes,

What Next Catholics

What is next for Catholics as the pandemic winds down?

As restrictions continue to be lifted, many Catholics are wondering where we go from here.

Word on Fire is now offering a free eBook, Catholicism after Coronavirus: A Post-COVID Guide for Catholics and Parishes, which is intended to help answer that question.

Featuring a foreword by Dr. Stephen Bullivant, this new collection brings together authors from across the Catholic world, offering what the Church so desperately needs to hear right now: bold, courageous, and realistic yet hope-filled insights and ideas from a diverse range of voices among the people of God—laity, clergy, and religious alike.

Catholicism after Coronavirus offers practical advice from those on the frontlines of the Church’s response to the pandemic, with meditations on bereavement, spiritual formation, evangelization, pedagogy and pastoral care, presbyteral ministry, the centrality of the parish, the works of mercy, creative means of pastoral accompaniment, authentic community, and intellectual formation.

In hit forward, Dr. Bullivant admits that it isn’t likely to get a precise picture of the post-pandemic world in the Church.  But that means it is important for the faithful to play a role in shaping it.

“What is certain, however, is that the Church must not simply see itself as a passive recipient of whatever status quo will eventually emerge,” he says. “Rather, we must, right now, see ourselves as being in the business of shaping it.

“It’s time to answer Pope Francis’ invitation, issued in his 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, ‘to be bold and creative in this task of rethinking the goals, structures, style, and methods of evangelization in their respective communities.'”

In addition to the forward by Dr. Bullivant, the free ebook includes the following writers: Beth L. Hewett, Bobby Angel, Chika Anyanwu, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Fr. Blake Britton, Fr. Harrison Ayre, Fr. Josh Johnson, Julianne Stanz, Marcel Le Jeune, Matthew Nelson, Matthew Warner, Sr. Josephine Garrett.

Download this important new eBook for free at wordonfire.org/covid.