Reflection on Care for the Vulnerable and COVID-19 from the Education for Justice.care_vulnerable_covid19_bulletin

In this time marked by COVID-19, people have been encouraged to practice “social distancing” by avoiding public interaction as much as possible in order to care for themselves and those most vulnerable to COVID-19. While “social distancing” is in itself an act that promotes the common good, the Catholic Social Teaching theme of Option for the Poor and Vulnerable reminds us that we must always advocate for people and communities who find themselves at the margins. Dr. Philip Metres, director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Program at John Carroll University, reminds us: “Keep in mind that the most vulnerable of our society and of the world will bear the worst brunt of this, as they always do.”

Care for the Vulnerable COVID-19