Our Bishop Joe Vasquez has declared this coming year as the “Year of the Domestic Church”. It couldn’t come at a better time. On top of all of the other moral assaults upon the family, the Coronavirus Pandemic has wreaked havoc. Churches have been closed or severely restricted. Work has been changed or even disappeared in too many cases. Public schools have seen drastic reductions in academic achievement, and parents are struggling to educate their children. The family has borne the burden of these crises.
The “Domestic Church” is the answer to these challenges. Even the Universal Church is under assault. Rome and the Vatican have been closed down much of the past year. Church attendance is down worldwide. Secular forces have attempted to blame the churches for spreading Covid-19. That is a lie, of course, but then secular forces have never been friendly to the Church.