All of our worlds were turned upside down in March with the arrival of COVID-19. Since then, Faculty members (Philosophy and Theology) at the Pontifical University in Maynooth have been reflecting on the impacts of the coronavirus from its social, human, philosophical and theological perspectives.
- Fr. Michael Shortall’s has written a very personal piece reflecting on the grieving process he and his family experienced following the death of his father during the lockdown Reflection Covid -19 Rev Dr Michael Shortall "Grieving And Remembering During The Lockdown"
- Dr Gaven Kerr’s article offers a philosophical perspective which examines the existence of God in the Coronavirus crisis
Reflection Covid -19 Dr Gaven Kerr "Coronavirus And The Existence Of God"
In this 2nd article, Dr. Gaven Kerr provides a philosophical perspective on the issue of human dignity in relation to the provision of medical treatment for people who become all with the Coronavirus.
Reflections Covid 19 - Dr Gaven Kerr Coronavirus And Human Dignity
- Dr. Jesse Rogers considers the stories we are all hearing about the Coronavirus and suggests ways in which we can navigate the competing narratives so as to assess them wisely.
Reflections Covid -19 Dr Jesse Rogers "Decoding The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Covid 19"
- Fr. John Paul Sheridan - who is both a lecturer at Maynooth and also a parish priest in Co. Wicklow - describes how he has come to terms with social isolation - while continuing to support his parishioners and students, which he's described as his “Upper Room Experience”. Reflection Covid - 19 Rev Dr John Paul Sheridan "Living Under Lockdown The Upper Room Experience"
- Fr Kevin O'Gorman has taken the prayer after the Our Father in the Communion Rite and shown how when recited thoughtfully, phrase by phrase, it offers a fruitful space for spiritual reflection and nourishment.
Reflections Covid 19 Rev Kevin O' Gorman "Praying Thoughtfully During The Pandemic"
- Dr Aoife McGrath : As church doors reopen for in-person, socially distanced liturgies, Dr Aoife McGrath, Director of Pastoral Theology at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, suggests that we should be asking ourselves if we are truly ready for this key milestone?
Reflections Covid 19 Dr. Aoife Mc Grath - Post Lockdown Can The Church Return To Business As Usual
- Dr. Philip John Paul Gonzales reflects on the impacts of the Coronavirus from a philosophical perspective. Reflections Covid 19 Dr Philip Gonzales Covid And The Hope Of Human Fragility