Face Masks, Riots, and Aquinas on the Power of Human Law

In this post, I will not be discussing: How particular laws might need to change for the sake of racial justice and equity. Medical or statistical issues about the spread of COVID-19. Whether the particular laws in any given state are constitutional, or prudent, or the best possible. Instead, I will be addressing a much […]

Novena to the Patron Saint of Quarantines

Yesterday I argued that a fitting Patron Saint of Quarantines is Mar Abba the Great. Here’s a novena in honor of him that we put together several years ago (also available on the Emmanuel Chaldean prayer app on Android and iPhone). Novena of Prayers from the Chaldean Liturgy Composed by Mar Abba the Great Patriarch of the Church […]

Open Letter

To the People Next to me at the Red Light Today Blasting Dance Music in Their Car, Symbolizing All of Humanity, I get it. Parties are fun. Being at them makes you feel young and rich and excited and happy. So while you’re driving you put on some dance music to make it feel like […]