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From LA to Virginia, Catholic families cherish ‘stolen pocket of time’ in isolated life

Noelle Mering is an author and mother of six living near Los Angeles. Alongside her life as a homemaker, she writes frequently on culture, politics, and religion for various news outlets, and her co-authored book “Theology of Home” hit bookshelves last year.

Like many families with several kids, a daily routine helps organize much of their day. For Noelle and her husband, Adam, it involves daily Mass, getting the kids off to school, and then setting to work: Adam at his job at a large staffing firm, and Noelle at her writing desk at home.

Several weeks ago, that routine was pretty much the same as always. But in mid-March, alongside millions of other families, the coronavirus (COVID-19) rocked their world.

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